Traffic and Municipal Defense in Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs
Traffic & Municipal crimes are misdemeanor offenses that constitute a violation of your local town or city ordinances. You will be prosecuted in your city’s municipal court, not a county or district court. Your case will be heard by a magistrate or municipal judge, and it will be prosecuted by a city attorney, not a district attorney. In most cases, you will not receive a jury trial unless you specifically request one. In addition, you will be required to pay a jury trial fee in order for your request to be granted.
Municipal courts operate differently than state and federal courts, so it is important to work with a Denver traffic defense attorney who is experienced with the intricacies of these courts.
Municipal Crimes are Serious Too
It is important to understand that not all municipal crimes are minor in nature. Some of them are accompanied by serious penalties, and you may be required to spend as much as one year in jail. Municipal crimes can also have a long term impact on many other areas of your life. They go on your permanent record and can jeopardize your:
- Current and future employment opportunities
- Ability to secure a home or car loan
- Child custody and visitation rights
- Probation status for a prior offense
In order to minimize the damage these charges can have on every aspect of your life, it is crucial that you hire an experienced Denver municipal lawyer. Your life is on the line, and by defending yourself or working with an inexperienced attorney, you risk receiving the maximum possible penalty as well as the ongoing effects of criminal conviction.
Disturbing the Peace and other Common Municipal Crimes
Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor offense that occurs when you commit disorderly conduct in a public place. Actions which may result in being charged with disturbing the peace include:
- Offensive language, gestures, or displays that instigate a breach of the peace
- Unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence
- Discharging a firearm in public
- Displaying a deadly weapon in public
Disturbing the peace can result in serious penalties, including up to one year in jail and a fine that may be as much as $999. In order to increase your likelihood of receiving a less severe penalty, you will need the assistance of an experienced Denver municipal lawyer who is respected by the local municipal judges and city attorneys.
Other common municipal crimes include:
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Traffic violations
- Disorderly conduct
- Minor assault charges
- Minor drug offenses
- Medical marijuana charges
- Domestic violence
- Minor in possession
Why Choose Fisher & Associates P.C.
Defense Law Firm Fisher & Associates P.C. has handled many municipal offense cases, and has a sophisticated understanding of the laws which govern them. They will fight aggressively to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible for your case. Unlike some law firms which charge you very high legal fees for a big name attorney that never actually works on your case, Fisher & Associates will give you the personal attention you deserve. They will be involved in every aspect of your case to ensure that it is handled properly.
The stakes are too high to trust your traffic defense to an inexperienced attorney. When you choose Fisher & Associates, you will be working with a law firm who has dedicated their entire practice to criminal defense & personal injury, and they have the skills to provide you with the top notch defense you deserve.
Please contact our Denver, Colorado criminal defense attorneys today to schedule your 100% Free initial consultation.