What are class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado?
Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses are a category of Colorado driving crimes. They usually have laxer penalties than class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado. Common examples of class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses in Colorado include:
- Speeding 25 mph or more not in a construction, maintenance, or repair zone.
- The Colorado crime of driving without a valid driver’s license
- Failing to surrender a license after conviction for the Colorado crime of driving under restraint
- Failure to notify police of an accident in Colorado (CRS 42-4-1606)
What are class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense penalties in Colorado?
The penalty for class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses is:
- $150 to $300 in fines, and/or
- 10 to 90 days in jail
Other class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense facts in Colorado
People arrested for traffic misdemeanors offenses in Colorado have the constitutional right to a bench trial or a jury trial of six people. (With the court’s okay, the defendant may ask for a tinier jury of five, four, or three jurors.)
Traffic matters typically are not sealable from criminal records. Most traffic matters are not considered deportable offenses or crimes involving moral turpitude, but that is not a guarantee. Aliens charged with traffic offenses are strongly advised to meet with an experienced immigration and criminal law attorney to discuss whether the traffic charges may jeopardize their ability to stay in the U.S.
Arrested in Colorado? Call us . . . .
If you have been cited or arrested in Colorado, our Denver Criminal Defense Attorneys at (303)222-0330 want to help. Perhaps we can get the case dismissed or reduced without a trial. But we are always ready to take the matter to a jury if necessary.
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