A moving violation occurs while a driver is operating or in physical control of a vehicle and commits an offense. Moving violations are generally more serious than non-moving violations. However, the Colorado DMV considers any violation that has actual physical control as an element of the offense to be a moving violation. Therefore, any traffic offense, violation or infraction that has actual physical control as an element of the offense will be reported on your Colorado motor vehicle record if you are convicted or found guilty in court.
In the Denver metro area, traffic enforcement has increased in recent years due to the need for additional revenue and highly publicized traffic fatalities. In Colorado, traffic tickets result in “points” on your driving record. Insurance rates often increase with a conviction for moving violations. In addition, the accumulation of enough points will trigger a driver’s license suspension. It is also important to note that many “non-moving violations” still carry points under Colorado law and will appear on your Colorado motor vehicle record.
Both county, city and municipal courts handle traffic tickets in Colorado. If you have been accused of committing a traffic offense in Colorado such as speeding, you were likely served a summons with a date to return to court. Failure to appear at this court date will result in a default judgment against you and the possibility of a warrant for your arrest and the suspension of your driving privileges.
The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. has an established reputation defending clients against serious traffic tickets in Colorado. If you are charged with a serious traffic ticket, contact an experienced Denver traffic attorney at our law firm today.