There are serious penalties in Colorado for driving under suspension. The sentence for a driving under suspension conviction includes mandatory jail time, steep fines, and the automatic year extension of your driver’s license suspension.
In Colorado, a conviction for driving under suspension will lead to a mandatory jail sentence between five days and six months for a first offense. A judge is not allowed to suspend this mandatory sentence. In addition, the court fine can be up to $500, plus mandatory fees and surcharges.
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 suspension 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 the 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 suspension cases in Colorado as a criminal attorney and former state prosecutor. If you have been charged with driving under suspension in Colorado, contact The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. for experienced representation.