When Should You Fight A Traffic Citation?

If you're ticketed for speeding or another traffic violation, it may be tempting to just pay the ticket and move on. While this may make sense for a parking ticket, it is often worth your time to contest a traffic ticket, especially if it isn't your first citation.

Fighting a traffic citation isn't just about saving the cost of your fine. Paying your ticket means admitting guilt to the violation, and this means you will receive points added to your license and potentially face higher insurance premiums. The more points you have on your license, the closer you are to losing it after a subsequent citation.

A Lawyer Can Help Protect Your License

At The Law Offices of David A. Helmer, LLC, we represent both Colorado residents and visitors who have been cited for traffic violations in the state. Common citations include:

  • Driving without a valid license (including with a suspended license)
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle
  • Speeding or driving recklessly
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Not wearing a seat belt

Traffic violations may be combined with more serious charges such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or leaving the scene of an accident (hit-and-run). In these types of cases, it is especially important to have an attorney to represent your interests. Our founding attorney served as a municipal judge for more than 30 years and is well-known in the courts throughout the I-70 mountain corridor. Call us to discuss how our experience can help protect your license.

Call Us Today To Learn How We Can Help

To learn how one of our attorneys can help you fight your traffic violation, call our Frisco office at 970-368-2403 or 800-483-0713 or send us a message online. Our Summit County firm serves clients throughout the mountain area, including in Lake County, Eagle County, Grand County, Clear Creek County, Park County, and Jefferson County.

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