Denver, CO asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado

Q: Careless driving fine with a date to appear in court. First ever offense will there be jail time?

Hit another vehicle but no one was injured.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: More information is needed, however if it's a garden variety careless operation citation, you should not be facing any jail time. That said, any moving traffic citation (which careless operation is), can impact your insurance rates and thus, your pocket book monthly, for a few years so I highly recommend that you consult with a traffic ticket attorney in your area to see what avenues, if any, there are to keep the resolution of this from being a moving violation. Good luck.

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