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Drag Racing, Speed Contest

Denver, Colorado Traffic Ticket Attorney Monte Robbins defends drivers who have been accused of engaging in a speed contest in Colorado.

This charge is commonly referred to as exhibition acceleration, drag racing, or engaging in a speed contest. The penalties for a conviction are severe. The charge is a Class 2 Misdemeanor Criminal Traffic Offense punishable by 10 days to 90 days in jail and a fine of ten dollars up to three hundred dollars plus court costs, restitution, court surcharge fees, and community service. Aside from the criminal portion of the case, a driver’s license can be suspended for the accumulation of too many points. The court entering the conviction will report twelve points to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Upon notice of the conviction, DMV will suspend a driver’s license.

A driver can timely request a hearing at DMV and contest the suspension.

Typically police officers will cite a driver with additional offenses beyond the twelve point drag racing ticket. Often times the police will cite speeding, reckless driving and/or careless driving, and eluding the police. It is not uncommon for a driver to be arrested, his/her car impounded, and charged with multiple offenses often times exceeding 30 or more driver’s license points. For an adult, age 21 and over, it only takes 12 points to suspend a driver’s license.

Some cities, especially Denver, will initiate a collateral civil forfeiture suit regarding the vehicle used in the speed contest.

Denver Traffic Ticket Lawyer Monte Robbins has experience defending drivers who have been charged with drag racing, as well as representing clients who have had their vehicles seized as a result of a civil forfeiture. Contact Denver Traffic Ticket Attorney Monte Robbins today for a free case evaluation at 303-355-5148, or 970-301-5541.

Client Reviews
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"An excellent lawyer choice for my son who was charged with driving while his license was revoked.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sent (3) letters of revocation to the incorrect address, so I hired Monty to prove that my son never knew his license was revoked.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
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"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
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"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