Challenge a Colorado Traffic Ticket In Less Than 5 Minutes

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Challenge a Colorado Traffic Ticket In Less Than 5 Minutes

Traffic tickets are very common. Going by statistics, approximately 1 in every 5 Americans have received a traffic ticket in the past five years. But how much sense does it make to fight your Colorado traffic ticket in court?

In most cases, traffic tickets are hard to contest because almost always, it is your word against the first-hand account of the traffic officer who ticketed you. If you need help disputing your , let DoNotPay help you. For more information, read the rest of this article.

What Is Next After Receiving a Traffic Ticket in Colorado?

While most people think that paying off the traffic ticket is the only option, they are highly mistaken. There is another way out: disputing a . Disputing traffic tickets could help you avoid long-lasting consequences, for example:

  • Paying higher insurance rates
  • Having your existing policy canceled by the insurance company
  • Having your license suspended
  • Losing job opportunities that requires a spotless DMV record

How to Contest Your Traffic Ticket in Colorado by Yourself

If you wish to contest your traffic ticket in Colorado, the first thing to do would be to plead "not guilty." You can choose to do this either in person or through the mail. Your traffic ticket will contain the information of the name and location of the court you must contact before the arraignment. Note that paying the traffic ticket will mean that you are guilty of the charges against you.

Once the court acknowledges the receipt of your plea, it will schedule a date for

  1. A pre-trial conference if you want to contest a traffic offense, which is a serious charge in Colorado.
  2. A final hearing if you wish to contest an infraction, which is a less serious violation.

It is important to note that if you fail to appear for your hearing, the court could make you pay an additional fine and such behavior will also not sit well with the presiding judge. If you think you need more time, file an appeal for extension at least 7 days prior to the court date.

The Process of Disputing a Traffic Citation in Colorado

The court will schedule a pre-trial conference if you plead "not guilty" to the traffic offense. Your attorney will help you fight the charges in court. Depending on the nature of your charges, your attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

If you do not reach a mutual agreement during the pre-trial process, the court will schedule a date for a final hearing. The process of contesting a traffic violation in Colorado takes three to four weeks.

What Are the Potential Outcomes of Contesting a Traffic Ticket in Colorado?

Depending on how strong your case is and the ability of your attorney to fight the traffic ticket in court, there are two possible outcomes of your case:

  1. A guilty verdict
  2. A non-guilty verdict

If the court finds you guilty of the offense, the severity of the consequence will depend on the nature of the violation. Possible penalties could include:

  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Enrolling in a mandatory defensive driving course
  • Possible jail time
  • Get additional points on your driver's license.

Getting additional points on your driver's license could have your license suspended. To remove these points from your record, you will have to enroll and complete the mandatory defensive driving course.

What Next if You Can't Contest the Traffic Ticket by Yourself?

As mentioned, contesting a traffic ticket by yourself is a complicated and lengthy process. What is more, the chances of winning your case without an attorney are pretty slim. To increase the odds of winning your case, you will need to hire a competent traffic defense lawyer to represent you.

Finding a good attorney does not come cheap. To rid yourself of all this stress and expenses, you should let DoNotPay help you contest your traffic ticket without a lawyer. DoNotPay will handle this for you fast and efficiently and in the comfort of your home.

Fight Your Colorado Traffic Ticket With the Help of DoNotPay

Newsweek published how DoNotPay has helped save $4 million in fines after overturning more than 160,000 tickets. We think that speaks loudly of how successful fighting a ticket can be with the aid of the world-renowned AI Consumer Champion.

If you want to contest your traffic ticket in Colorado but have no idea where to start, DoNotPay has got you covered in 5 easy steps:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket.

  2. Upload a photo of your citation.

  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.

  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
  5. That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.

It's that simple! Look out for your traffic ticket issuer's response to discover whether you won.

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