How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Denver
It’s frustrating to get a speeding ticket in Denver. You may feel that the ticket is unwarranted or that you didn’t deserve such a harsh penalty for a simple mistake. Whatever the case may be, you can fight every speeding ticket issued by the Denver Police. Fighting your ticket can be crucial to keeping your driving record clean and your insurance costs low.
At Justice for Colorado, we’ve handled many traffic ticket cases. A Denver speeding ticket lawyer from our firm can help determine what makes the most sense for your situation. You can strike a deal with the judge or use a defense strategy to have your charge reduced or dismissed. Regardless of how you fight your case, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
The Colorado Point System for Traffic Tickets
Like many states, Colorado works on a point system for traffic tickets. Any moving violation you receive is rated based on its level of severity. When you receive too many points on your driving record, the state can suspend your license.
With speeding, the points system has specific rules. Speeding violations between five and nine miles per hour over add one point to a driver’s record. Speeding violations between ten and nineteen miles per hour over the limit add four points to a driver’s record. Speeding violations between twenty and thirty-nine miles per hour over the limit add six points to a driver’s record.
Defense Strategies for Denver Speeding Tickets
To fight your speeding ticket in court, you’ll need a lawyer who’s equipped with proper defense strategies. Some defense strategies your attorney may use include the following:
- Lack of Evidence – Your attorney can argue that the police officer didn’t have proper evidence to charge you.
- Maintaining Safety – If you were speeding to maintain safety, perhaps it was necessary.
- Mistake of Fact – Mistake of fact means you weren’t aware of the speed limit when you were charged with the speeding violation.
To use these defense strategies and fight your speeding ticket, you need to request a contested hearing by checking the box on your ticket and mailing it in before the ticket’s due date. You’ll then receive a hearing date and your lawyer can help you navigate the process.
Contact a Denver Speeding Ticket Attorney
Fighting your speeding ticket in Denver can save you a lot of money because, aside from the ticket fee, your insurance costs won’t spike. To discuss your case with a Denver speeding ticket lawyer from Justice for Colorado, schedule a free consultation by calling 303-647-9691 or by filling out the contact form below.