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Reckless Driving

If you’ve been charged with reckless driving, the state or municipality is alleging that you drove a motor vehicle in a way that your driving disregarded the safety of property or people. The charge applies to motor vehicles, electric bicycles, regular bicycles, and scooters. The prosecutor must be able to prove that your extremely bad driving was essentially knowingly and deliberate. Eight (8) points go against your driver’s license if you are convicted of reckless driving.

In addition to the points on your driver’s license, this offense also carries a possible penalty in county court of 10 days to 90 days in jail and a fine of $150 to $300, not to mention increased auto insurance premiums. A second conviction in county court can land you in jail for at least ten (10) days, up to six (6) months, and a fine of $50 to $1000.

Municipal court reckless driving charges typically carry a maximum penalty of one (1) year in jail and/or a $1000.00 fine.

Reckless driving is also a habitual traffic offender strike. This means that if a person is convicted of three (3) major traffic offenses (8 points and above) in a seven (7) year period, she will lose her driver’s license for five (5) years.

Police, sheriff, and state patrol officers in Colorado seem to be becoming more liberal in charging reckless driving combined with speeding tickets twenty-five (25) miles per hour or more over the posted limit on Colorado highways. Thus, a brief error in a driver’s judgment can quickly turn into a situation where a good driver is facing the loss of his/her license and significant jail time at the hands of an overzealous officer.

Attorney Monte Robbins aggressively fights reckless driving charges. If you’ve been charged with reckless driving anywhere in Colorado, contact 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"An excellent lawyer choice for my son who was charged with driving while his license was revoked.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sent (3) letters of revocation to the incorrect address, so I hired Monty to prove that my son never knew his license was revoked.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