Colorado Failure to Stop Attorney
Ticketed for Failing to Stop in Colorado? Your License could be in Jeopardy!
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances.
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Failure to Stop Crimes Defense
In Colorado, if you receive a citation for Failure to Stop, also referred to as Failure to Yield, you could be facing penalties that can affect your driver’s license for years. Not only could you receive points on your license, but your license could be suspended.
What is the Statute?
Under C.R.S 42-4-703 (3), except when directed to proceed by a police officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.
Under C.R.S 42-4-703 (4), The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign, in obedience to such sign, shall slow to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways; except that, if a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of roadways after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of the driver’s failure to yield right-of-way.
What is the Punishment?
Failure to Stop in the state of Colorado is a class A traffic infraction. Class A traffic infractions can range from a fine of $15.00 to $100.00, with surcharges ranging from $10.00 to $70.00, with up to 4 DMV “points” on your license. Failure to Stop is a moving violation and could also affect your insurance.
*In Colorado, if you accumulate too many DMV points, your license can be suspended.
How Can You Fight It?
If you receive a Failure to Stop citation, there are a few ways Weber Law could fight the ticket to keep it off of your driving record, lower the amount of points you have on your record or lower your fine amount. By looking at potential evidence like security camera footage, traffic camera footage, eyewitness accounts and officer footage from the traffic stop, Weber Law will make sure to look at all details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these citations, winning these types of cases, and getting you back on the road. If you or anyone you know has received a Failure to Stop citation in the state of Colorado, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
- C.R.S. 42-4-703, Failure to Yield Right-of-Way at Intersections
- C.R.S. 42-4-1701, Traffic offense and infractions classified-penalties-penalty and surcharge schedule
- C.R.S. 42-2-127, Authority to Suspend License – to deny license – type of conviction – points
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been charged with a failure to stop crime. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
Our Failure to Stop Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
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