Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: I was in an accident in CO in 2018 from hitting a patch of ice. The officer gave me a ticket for careless driving.

I called several times to find out how much the ticket would cost and was told there wasn't a record on file under my name. I not only totaled my truck but also broke my neck. Moving back to CO, I received a ticket for speeding and was arrested for 1) not paying my ticket and 2) failing to appear in court. Is this something that I should try and fight or just pay the fine?

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Brian Michael Bradford
Brian Michael Bradford
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Whether you should pay a ticket/fine or fight it, is a matter of personal preference taking into account factors like risk, cost, time, etc. Whether you have a case worth fighting depends on the facts of your situation, and the pros/cons and strengths/weaknesses of your options cannot be determined based on the information you provided.

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