Colorado Speeding Defense Attorney
Facing Speeding charges in Colorado? Time is NOT on your side.
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.
Having guidance through and an understanding of the criminal process will alleviate stress and allow you to focus your attention on improving your life.
Speeding Crimes Defense
Driving a car is an easy way to get around, but it can lead to trouble when you are cited for speeding. Depending on the speed, the penalty could be serious. While these do not encompass all speeding citations, they are the most common that the general public are cited and charged with.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AS SPEEDING?
Under CRS 42-4-11-1:
If hazardous conditions exist, it does not matter what the posted speed limit says, you can still be ticketed if your speed is not considered reasonable and prudent to the conditions.
The speed limit posted is the maximum lawful speed limit and cannot be increased.
If a speed limit is not posted, that does not mean a speed limit does not exist, every road has a statutory speed limit. These are including but not limited to:
- Twenty miles per hour on narrow, winding mountain highways or on blind curves;
- Twenty-five miles per hour in any business district
- Forty miles per hour on open highways;
- Sixty-five miles per hour on surfaced, four-lane highways which are on the interstate system.
WHAT IS THE PENALTY?
The penalty for speeding, depends on the speed you were going.
Driving one to twenty-four miles per hour in excess of the reasonable and prudent speed or in excess of the maximum or lawful speed limit of seventy-five miles per hour is a class A traffic offense.
Driving twenty-five or more miles per hour in excess of the reasonable and prudent speed or in excess of the maximum lawful speed limit of seventy-five miles per hour is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, unless you were speeding in a construction zone which makes it a class 1 misdemeanor offense.
For a class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense in the state of Colorado the penalty can be 10 days to 12 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $300 to $1,000, or both.
For a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense in the state of Colorado the penalty can be 10-90 days in jail, and a fine of $150 to $300, or both.
For a class A traffic offense in the state of Colorado, the penalty can be a fine of $15 to $100 dollar
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE BEEN CITED FOR SPEEDING?
It can be a scary and stressful to have pending criminal charges. Weber Law is here to walk you through the process and defend you every step of the way. Weber Law will work to get your ticket dismissed or lowered by looking at potential defenses and any evidence associated with the citation. If you are not sure how to proceed with a ticket, let Weber Law give you the next steps. Let Weber Law help keep your driving record clean and get you back on the road. If you or someone you know have been cited for speeding, whether class 1 misdemeanor or class A traffic offense, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
- CRS 42-4-1701- Traffic offenses and infraction classified – penalties- penalty and surcharge schedule
- CRS 42-4-1101(12)(b)- Speed Limit
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been charged with speeding. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
Our Speeding 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.
A Denver, Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
Weber Law will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact us today!
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