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Careless/Reckless Driving

A charge of careless driving involves an allegation that a person drove a motor vehicle, bicycle, or motorized bicycle in a careless and imprudent manner. In Colorado, careless driving is a criminal misdemeanor traffic offense and is applicable to both driving on public roadways, as well as private property. If you are convicted of careless driving, four (4) points will be assessed against your driver’s license. Even if you hold an out-of-state driver’s license, your conviction will be reported to Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and you will generate a Colorado driver history record through a computer-assigned personal identification number (p.i.n.)/tracking number. Your Colorado conviction may be reported to your home state through the Driver’s License Compact (DLC).

Penalties for careless driving depend upon which court your case is in. Your case may be prosecuted in county court or municipal court. If your case is being prosecuted in county court, the presumptive penalty ranges from a minimum ten (10) days in jail up to ninety (90 days), plus fines and court costs, and the possibility of probation. The penalty is typically more severe in municipal court, where the same violation can carry a possible penalty of up to one (1) year in jail and a fine of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, depending upon the court. Criminal restitution may also be assessed.

Careless driving is often charged in Colorado anytime there is a traffic accident, regardless of whether the accident causes minor or severe property damage. Because of the nature of the offense, the possible penalty, and the exposure to increased auto insurance rates, it’s important to have experienced representation in these types of cases.

There are many ways to proactively fight careless driving allegations. The Law Office of Monte J. Robbins, Esq., with offices in Denver, Colorado and Greeley, Colorado can provide you with the experience and knowledge that is critical in defending against these types of charges. Contact Attorney Monte Robbins immediately to discuss your options at 303-355-5148, or 970-301-5541.

Mr. Robbins represents many out-of-state clients and commercial drivers (CDL) in careless driving and other types of traffic cases. If you are an out-of-state resident, or over-the-road truck driver, or simply a Colorado resident with a busy schedule, it may be possible to waive your appearance in Court with the assistance of Mr. Robbins.

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"An excellent lawyer choice for my son who was charged with driving while his license was revoked. DMV had mistakenly sent (3) letters of revocation to the incorrect address, so I hired Monty to prove that my son never knew his license was revoked. Monty kept me informed at all times as to what was happening and what he doing to prove my son's innocence in this matter. We were to appear in court on 29 March 2012 and Monte informed us on 27 March 2012, that the case had been dismissed!!! Monte charged a fair, flat rate for what he did in this matter and should the need arise to hire a lawyer or to recommend a lawyer, I would not hesitate to give Monte's name.” Linda
"I consulted three other attorneys on my traffic offense in Colorado and none of them thought I could beat it. Then I consulted with Monte Robbins. He not only relieved my warrant without my presence in Colorado, but he got my habitual driving offense reduced to an infraction. I was up against the wall on this case but thanks to Monte miracles are possible. I have hired my share of attorneys and Monte Robbins has produced the best results for me yet. After being without my driving privileges for ten years I paid a small fine and am legal with a clean record. I Highly recommend this attorney." Steve
"I hired Monte J. Robbins to represent me. He gave 110% to my case never rushed me off the phone, quick to gather all information regarding my case. Monte is very knowledgeable and helped me out a lot. He kept me informed every step of the way through my case. I was always able to get a hold of him for any questions i had. The outcome of my case was way better then i had expected. Monte did a excellent job on my case and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Monte won my case and I am confident that he can do the same for anyone else." Jeremy