If you are charged with careless driving involving bodily injury it is important to hire an attorney to help you navigate the system.
First, many so-called careless driving cases are nothing more than accidents. But instead of allowing the civil legal system to handle the issue, the police officer on the scene writes a ticket. Usually, a careless driving ticket is a 4 point ticket and it can be filed in either municipal or state court.
One of the biggest issues in these type of cases is restitution. Restitution is a mandatory aspect of any plea agreement – even if you are getting something other than a careless charge. It’s important to understand how much restitution is at stake as well as how much, or little, insurance will cover.
If you are charged with careless driving in Colorado, give me a call.