How to Fight a Road Rage Ticket
When you have been pulled over and ticketed, it can make you feel angry. But if you were ticketed for exhibiting signs of road rage, you could be facing very serious penalties. The state of Colorado doesn’t issue tickets specifically for road rage. But there are a number of traffic violations associated with road rage that you could be ticketed for.
Pleading guilty by paying the ticket could prove to be a decision you’ll regret. Get help clearing your name and fight your road rage ticket with help from our Colorado traffic ticket lawyers at Justice for Colorado.
Below, we go into further detail about some of the infractions associated with road rage and how to beat traffic tickets stemming from a road rage situation.
What Constitutes Road Rage?
There isn’t a specific traffic infraction or misdemeanor that you can get for road rage. But what can happen in these situations is that you can instead be charged with reckless or careless driving. There are a number of different behaviors that constitute careless or reckless driving in instances of road rage, including:
- Making rude gestures
- Screaming or yelling
- Following too closely
- Preventing another driver from merging
- Intentionally causing or attempting to cause an accident
- Cutting off another driver
- Excessive light flashing or horn honking
- Making threats
- Throwing objects
- Running another driver off the road
These are just a few instances in which you might receive a ticket for road rage-related behavior. The specific consequences you’ll face will depend on what type of infraction you received. Your lawyer can help you understand the extent of what you’re facing after reviewing the details of your case.
How to Avoid Being Convicted
If you hope to avoid the penalties associated with a conviction, the best thing you can do is get help from an attorney. You might think that paying the ticket will resolve your case, but it could actually be disastrous for you.
Paying a ticket is effectively pleading guilty. You could be ordered to pay additional fines, spend time in jail, be placed on probation, have points added to your driving record, and more. Your lawyer can review your case to determine which defense strategy is most likely to yield a positive outcome in your case, be it arguing the allegations, accepting a plea bargain, or some other route.
Contact a Road Rage Lawyer in Colorado
You may not be ticketed for road rage specifically but rather the citations, traffic violations, and even sometimes criminal charges associated with road rage. Don’t put yourself at risk of suffering serious penalties.
Get help defending yourself when you call a Colorado road rage lawyer at Justice for Colorado. Fill out our online contact form today or call our office directly at 303-647-9691 when you are ready to discuss your defense strategy.