There are serious penalties in Colorado for driving under restraint. The sentence for a conviction includes mandatory jail time, steep fines, and an automatic year extension of your driver’s license revocation.
In Colorado, a conviction for driving under restraint could lead to a jail sentence up to six months for a first offense. In addition, the court fine can be up to $500, plus mandatory court fees and surcharges. For a second offense, the court must sentence you to no less than 30 days in jail.
In addition to the sentences outlined above, a conviction will lead to a habitual traffic offender strike on your driving record. Accumulating three habitual strikes in a certain period of time will make you a habitual traffic offender, which can lead to a felony charge if driving in certain situations.
If you are charged with driving under restraint in Colorado, the services of an experienced Denver traffic attorney can be invaluable. Not only can an experienced criminal defense attorney explore defenses to your case, such as notice requirements or whether the traffic stop was legal, a skilled defense lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor in an effort to save your driving privileges and keep you out of jail.
Denver criminal defense attorney Jay Tiftickjian has handled hundreds of driving under restraint cases in Colorado as a traffic attorney and former state prosecutor. If you have been charged with driving under restraint in Colorado, contact The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. for experienced representation.