Pueblo Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer
While receiving a traffic violation might seem minor and it might feel like an overreaction to hire a lawyer, this isn’t always the case. Believe it or not, traffic violations in Colorado can carry serious penalties, and if you think you can always handle them on your own, you may want to reconsider. Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. has been handling Pueblo traffic violations for years, and we are here to assist you. Send us a message online or call today for a free case consultation.
Why Hire a Lawyer for Traffic Violations?
It is definitely not an overreaction to hire a lawyer for traffic violations, and there are many reasons that it makes sense to speak with legal representation anytime you’re involved in a traffic incident. Some of the most common reasons include the following:
Traffic Violations Can Be Serious
In some circumstances, traffic violations can be serious and can actually constitute a criminal offense in Colorado. This is especially true if you commit a traffic violation that involves extreme recklessness or violence. In some circumstances, traffic offenses can even result in felony charges. For example, if a police officer is attempting to stop you for a traffic violation and you refuse to stop and your actions are responsible for causing an accident, you could be charged with several criminal offenses.
Traffic Violations Can Affect Insurance Rates
Another essential reason to speak with a lawyer if you are accused of a traffic violation is to ensure that your auto insurance rates don’t become more expensive. If you violate traffic laws and are convicted of the offense, you could receive points on your driver’s license, which very often will cause your insurance rate to increase. If you fight the ticket in court, though, you might be able to get the points dropped or at least have one or more of the violations dismissed, which can prevent your rates from going up. A lawyer can assist with this.
You Can Lose Your License
If you commit a serious enough traffic violation or commit multiple traffic offenses in a short period of time, the consequences can include having your license suspended or revoked. This can be a significant inconvenience for many people, preventing them from going to the supermarket, going to work, and taking their kids and other family members to school and to other important appointments.
Common Legal Defenses
Some of the most common legal defenses for traffic violations include the following:
Lack of Evidence
If you’re accused of committing a traffic violation, law enforcement should be able to provide at least some evidence that you actually broke the law. Your attorney can raise the defense that there just simply isn’t enough evidence. If you were driving with someone else in the car as a witness, your lawyer can speak with this person and try to corroborate your story and poke holes in the police officer’s testimony. Additionally, your lawyer can try to obtain nearby surveillance footage to refute what the officer is claiming.
In some cases, your lawyer might be able to argue that the actions you took, even though they may have constituted a traffic violation, were necessary to maintain safety. For example, if you have to suddenly merge into another lane without using your turn signal because of a speeding car or an ambulance behind you, this can be a valid defense.
Our Pueblo Traffic Violation Lawyers Are Here to Help
Anytime you’re accused of committing a traffic violation, it’s a good idea to at least consult with a Pueblo criminal defense attorney. It’s even more important to speak with a lawyer or firm familiar with local Colorado laws. When you hire Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C., you can rest assured that we will do whatever it takes to defend you and get you the best outcome. We work and practice in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas, so we’re familiar with all local laws and traffic ordinances. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a traffic violation, contact Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C. today for a free consultation.