Colorado uses a point system to determine when a driver will lose his license due to traffic violations. Each time a driver is convicted of a traffic violation, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) applies a pre-determined amount of points against his license. Once too many points are recorded against his license within a certain time frame, the driver loses his license. Not only can too many points on your license cause you to lose it, but points on your license will likely affect insurance rates as well.
Whether you are facing charges of speeding, careless or reckless driving, or driving with a suspended license, The law office of Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, LLC is committed to helping our clients through all traffic violations, misdemeanor and felony charges. Contact us today at (720) 863-7755 to see how we can help you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When I get pulled over for speeding, do I have a right to view the speed detection device (i.e. radar detector)?
A: No. Currently in Colorado there is no requirement that the police officer show you the speed detection device. However, you may ask the officer and they may let you.
Q: When does the speed limit change – when I can see the sign or when I actually pass the sign?
A: The speed limit is effective at the point of the sign. Thus, if you are in a 30 MPH zone, once you are at the sign for 45 MPH you may increase your speed accordingly.
Q: Do the police or sheriff have authority over traffic incidents on private property?
A: It depends on the traffic incident. In general, the police or sheriff have jurisdiction and therefore may ticket a driver for DUI, Careless Driving or Reckless Driving even if the incident leading to the ticket occurred on private property. It is best to contact an attorney to better understand your specific situation.
Q: If the police officer forgets to have me sign my ticket acknowledging that I agree to respond to the allegation, do I actually have to go to court?
A: You or your attorney can attempt to challenge whether proper service was given. However, it is likely in your best interest to show up to court on-time.
Did You Know?
The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures during traffic stops. This is because traffic stops limit a person’s liberty of movement. In order for the police to conduct a traffic stop, they must point to specific and articulated facts to support a reasonable suspicion or probable cause of criminal conduct. Click here to learn more.
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