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Q: My son who is under 18 received a traffic ticket in CO and was not given DR2334. Is that grounds for dismissal?
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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In Colorado, the DR2334 form is typically given to juvenile drivers as part of the juvenile traffic ticket process. The form notifies the juvenile and their parent or guardian of the option to attend a driver improvement program to avoid points on their driving record. While the absence of the... View More

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Q: Got pulled over driving my brothers car without registration or insurance here in Colorado which is a misdemeanor.

I have my own car insurance Can I use my insurance policy for proof of insurance. It states that my insurance will transfer to” none owned autos”

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 17, 2023

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The general rule in most places is that insurance follows the vehicle. It isn't fully clear what that provision that you cited means. The word "none" there doesn't seem to help. But it would... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was in a car accident. Received a traffic violation ticket with 4 points and a mandatory court date.

I stopped at a stop sign. Looked both ways and drive through an intersection with the right of way. When I started going through the intersection, there were no cars. As I proceeded through the intersection 90% through the first lane I was hit by a car I presume to be speeding or distracted. A... View More

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Apr 12, 2023

Your first court date is typically just an arraignment date in which you enter a plea of not guilty, no contest or guilty. They will then give you a court date for your trial. If you would like to go forward with your trial, I would suggest you request that the court issue a subpoena for the... View More

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Q: I was rear ended on 12/18/2019 and received an unlawful lane usage and no insurance ticket when in fact

I was rear ended on 12/18/2019 and received an unlawful lane usage and no insurance ticket when in fact I used my signal before I changed lanes and the other driver wasn’t paying attention because he hit me way long after I put my signal on and switched lanes and had to have my vehicle towed home... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2023

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you and your children are okay. That's a considerable amount of time that elapsed. Only a local attorney could advise about statute of limitations issues, which are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
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.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: Is it wrong to put a paint can by the sidewalk to to prevent any neighbor car parking in front of your house?

(Not blocking the driveway)

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answered on Oct 6, 2023

You might be better off talking to the county. Most areas have ordinances regarding street parking. I imagine blocking driveways may be against your local ordinance.

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Q: If someone has an unpaid ticket for simple possession,possession of paraphernalia from 2009 is that past 10 year SOL?

It was believed this ticket was taken care of 15 years ago. In Maury county Tennessee. Recently found out there is no warrant but an amount of money owed. Is this past the statute of limitations or would I be able to set up a payment plan as I live paycheck to paycheck and live in another state... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

You should probably go to court and request a reduction of the fines and enter a payment plan. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

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Q: Como me debo declarar? y que sanción puedo recibir?

Statuto 42-3-121(1)(b) code 042 car traffic.

display/poss altered/fictitious tab little sticker plate

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 28, 2023

You need to consult an attorney in your local area that practices this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia Ask a Lawyer. Debe consultar a un abogado en su área local que practique este tipo de ley. Gracias por usar Justia Ask a Lawyer.

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Q: Got pulled over driving my brothers car without registration andinsurance which is a misdemeanor and have a court date.

I have my own insurance policy which states that my insurance will transfer to “non own auto” can I use this as proof of insurance. Also how can I fix the registration violation and the sticker violation?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

The court should allow your personal insurance as proof of insurance on the date you were driving. As for the registration, you should ask the court to dismiss since you are not the registered owner. Contact a traffic ticket attorney in CO for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Detained for speeding (wasnt speeding), Went to trial, found not guilty by 6. Can I sue Aurora Police Department?

Oct 29th Officer tailed me continuously flashing his bright front headlamps, I slowed to under the speed limit 35/40. The officer continued the same action while lessening his distance from greater than to less a 2ft. The officer made a left with me and became disgusted with my low speed. He trys... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

Sorry to hear that this happened to you but pleased you were exonerated. Giving him the middle finger probably was not the wisest thing to do. So, do you have a case against the officer for racial profiling or race harassment? Possibly, but without substantial damages, you probably won't get... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Arrested with 5.4 grams of methamphetamine and glass pipe. 1st time, no prior, what's the damage?

Greenwood, MO PLATTE COUNTY I think

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

I think this is more Criminal Law than traffic tickets, you have not indicated that you were cited for any vehicle code violation, although having illegal substances in the care can ALSO be a VC violation. Contact a criminal defense attorney in the area in which you were cited.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: Should I give up 8 of my Constitutional Rights and admit Guilt By Paying a Speeding ticket for an illegal Speed ???

the Speed Limit of 25 mph is unreasonable and illegal in the State of Colorado when not for a School zone or Residential area, between Parking Lots and a freeway with a 65 mph speed limit, elsewhere in Eagle County the speed limit in such areas is 45mph such as in Avon Colorado

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answered on Mar 11, 2023

If you believe that the speed limit was unreasonable or illegal, you may want to consult with a traffic attorney or contact the court to contest the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: Do I need a criminal defense lawyer to fight an unmarked state trooper's conducts against my 17 yrs old {d} for traffic

Daughter was recently pulled over by an unmarked state trooper for what the trooper thought was ignoring a stop sign when in fact there is a incoming traffic does not stop sign is posted where he thought she almost came too close to another car when she legally had the right of way. He had no... View More

William Beck
William Beck
answered on Nov 8, 2022

Having a knowledgable criminal defense attorney is always helpful, because "you don't know what you don't know". From what you have shared, it seems like there are some good defenses that could be used to help your child avoid a conviction for DUI.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Can a person be charged with “eluding” if the officer never turned on his sirens, lights, or used any other method?
Philip M. Smith
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Philip M. Smith
answered on Jul 3, 2021

The answer is no.

The law says "knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being pursued" is the felony statutory language.

"...Who has received a visual or audible signal such as a red light or a siren from a police officer driving a marked vehicle showing...
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Q: How likely am I to have an improper turn ticket dropped if I appear in court if there was glass in my immediate lane.

I was making a left hand turn out of a single lane while leaving my neighborhood at an intersection with a traffic light. The light turned green and I proceeded left into a two lane, but merged into the far right lane to avoid glass near the left hand lane in the intersection. After I passed the... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 13, 2021

Prosecution has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed a traffic offense----and you have a right (but you do not have to do so) to present a defense. It sounds like you have a defense---I would contact a traffic ticket lawyer or 3 in your area, discuss your ticket and... View More

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Q: if I was never pulled over for speeding but was arrested charged for speeding & other charges is this Legal?

Parked at a gas station to pee and cop pulls next to me in my car and get out and goes in store before I get out. But he was looking at my car all suspiciously so I waited. He stands at the door inside the store then comes back out flashing his lights in my car and come and bangs on my window and... View More

Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Mar 12, 2021

This sounds like a terrible scenario that you experienced. So sorry you lived through that.

If you were parked and only stopped because of suspicion that you committed a traffic infraction - an infraction for which the officer's story is not credible if he waited a significant amount...
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Q: 42-3-121(1)(b); I have been falsly accused of this charge. Do I need a lawyer for this? If so, how much $ will it cost?

Upon return of my stolen car, the police issued me a plate they said was mine and a piece of paper I was told, "if you get pulled over, just give them this so they know your car was stolen."

I was stopped while walking down by the river by a conservation officer that asked me,... View More

Austin Michael Lux
Austin Michael Lux
answered on Jan 28, 2021

The charge that you accused of is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. It carries a possible penalty of 10-90 days in jail and/or a fine of $150-$300. Often, the ticket you receive allows you to resolve your case with the payment of a fine. It is also frequently the case that the prosecuting... View More

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Q: Pulled over for speeding and realized after the officer wrote the wrong violation date, is it realistic to fight this?

I sent a text to my coworkers that I had been pulled over and would be late so I have date and time proof, and I made a quick video of it once I realized what happened but nothing more concrete then that. I also have no way of proving I was sitting at home the whole day on the date he actually... View More

Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Nov 25, 2020

Sometimes a ticket or other type of charging document says "on or about" when referring to the date. That means that, if the date is wrong but only off by a day or so, then it's a harmless error. If it's a pretty far off date, then you have a strong argument for defending... View More

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Q: On a ticket it states that I live in some place in Fredrick, CO. I have never lived there,ever! Is this a void ticket?

The ticket was for expired plates. The address it says I live at is in Fredrick, CO. Not only have I never lived in Fredrick, but I don’t even know where this place is. Is this a void ticket?

Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Nov 25, 2020

This is a tricky one. If you go to Court to resolve this issue, you are conceding that you were the person who received and was served with the ticket - and you will in turn lose any defense you have based on the wrong address. That said, depending upon what the ticket specifically says, you... View More

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Q: Will I get a speeding ticket without being pulled over.

I was travelling over 8mph(33-34 mph is my speed) in a 25 mph work zone. A sherrif was coming in a opposite direction but didnt stop me. In this case, is it possible to get a speeding ticket without being stopped ?

Thomas Cantley
Thomas Cantley
answered on Oct 27, 2020

In theory it is possible, but based on what you describe it is very, very unlikely. I wouldn't be worried.

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