Lake County Reckless Driving Attorney
Serving Clients in Lake County, Chaffee County and El Paso County, Colorado
If you want a clear, exact, precise definition of reckless driving, the law in Colorado isn’t very helpful. The state simply says that reckless driving is driving with “a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Although it may seem trivial to some, reckless driving is dealt with seriously by Colorado courts, and the law isn’t applied exclusively to car and truck drivers. If you ride a scooter or even a bicycle recklessly and you imperil others, you can be charged with reckless driving. Even if you don’t hurt anyone else, a reckless driving charge carries serious consequences for you and your future. You’ll need the help of a good Lake County reckless driving attorney. The attorney to call is Lindsey Parlin.
CONSEQUENCES OF RECKLESS DRIVING
Reckless driving can include improper passing, excessive speeding, running stop signs or red lights, tailgating, failure to yield, and any genuinely dangerous driving behavior. Reckless driving is a crime that is much more serious than other traffic offenses. Colorado law makes reckless driving a Class-2 misdemeanor. A first conviction is punishable by up to three months in jail, a fine, and court costs. Subsequent convictions are punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and jail time up to six months. If the reckless driving results in an injury or a wrongful death, penalties may be increased. Reckless driving adds 8 points against your driver’s license, and in some cases, your license may be suspended. If you are over the age of 21, accumulating 12 points on your record within a one year period will lead to a suspended license. You will most likely have to pay higher insurance rates as a result of the charge.
To fight these charges, contact a criminal defense attorney who can provide you with helpful legal advice. Traffic ticket attorney Lindsey Parlin can help you understand the traffic violations you have been charged with and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
STRONG AND AGGRESSIVE RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY
One of the areas in which Chaffee County attorney Lindsey Parlin specializes is in reckless driving cases, and she will be able to work alongside you, provided you are in either El Paso, Lake, and Chaffee counties. She will help you understand how the law applies to your case, outline your options and develop the strongest possible defense on your behalf. Ms. Parlin may actually be able to reduce or even drop your reckless driving charge, by negotiating with the prosecutor. Sometimes the best resolution is a plea bargain with a reduced sentence (often rehabilitation or community service). Other cases inevitably go to trial, where Ms. Parlin aggressively defends her clients, strives to discredit the prosecution’s evidence, and works for a dismissal of the reckless driving charge or a complete acquittal.
We assure you that we respect and value the attorney-client relationship tremendously, and we treat each client with the utmost respect. We would like to invite you to a free consultation (available for all new prospective clients). You can book this first session right now with Ms. Parlin by filling in your details in our contact form, or by calling her Leadville law offices at 719-310-3703. We are also able to accept bookings for the evenings and weekends, by special request.