Under Colorado law, drivers can receive habitual traffic offender status if they are convicted of three major traffic offenses within a seven-year period. Upon reaching habitual traffic offender status, your license will be revoked for five years. If you are caught driving as a habitual traffic offender, you could face mandatory jail time for up to two years, fines up to $5,000 and the extension of the revocation period if you are convicted. If the incident involved another major traffic offense, you could be facing a felony charge and much more severe penalties.
There are a number of major traffic offenses that can result in receiving HTO status. Some of the more common major offenses include the following:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Diving on a suspended or revoked license
- Hit-and-run involving death or serious injury
- Vehicular assault, manslaughter or homicide
Working to Keep You Out of Jail and Preserve Your Right to Drive
At Jurdem, LLC, our Colorado major traffic violations attorneys are committed to doing everything in our power to protect your rights and your freedom. Whether you are facing charges for a violation that will result in classifying you as a "habitual traffic offender" or you are looking at jail time for an offense after receiving habitual traffic offender status, we provide the focused, results-oriented representation you need.
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For exemplary legal counsel designed to protect your rights at all times, you can depend on Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder. You can reach us by phone at 303-800-3509, toll free at 877-761-7852 or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Colorado lawyers. We accept major credit cards for our clients' convenience.