What are class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado?
Class 1 misdemeanors traffic offenses are a category of Colorado driving crimes. They usually carry harsher penalties than class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado. Common examples of class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado include:
- Speeding 25 mph or more in a construction, maintenance, or repair zone.
- Knowingly engaging in speed contests
- The Colorado crime of careless driving
What are class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense penalties in Colorado?
The minimum penalty for class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado is 10 days in jail and/or a $300 fine.
The maximum penalty for class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado is 12 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Other class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense facts in Colorado
Defendants charged with misdemeanors traffic offenses in Colorado have the constitutional right to a jury trial of six people. With the court’s approval, the defendant may submit to a tinier jury of five, four, or three jurors. The defendant can also elect to have a bench trial.
Traffic matters usually cannot be sealed from the person’s record. Most traffic matters are typically deportable offenses or crimes involving moral turpitude, but some could be. Aliens facing misdemeanor traffic offenses are still advised to consult with an experienced immigration and criminal defense attorney to look into whether the traffic charges can jeopardize their status in the U.S.
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