Careless Driving Lawyer in Larimer County

Have you been charged with Careless Driving in Larimer County? Read more about these charges and why you need an experienced lawyer to protect your future.
We have all had those moments where we are running late and in a panic, drive a little too fast, take sharp turns, and accidentally cut another car off when changing lanes. It may not seem like a big deal, but in the eyes of the law, this is considered Careless Driving.

What is Careless Driving in Fort Collins?

C.R.S. 42-4-1402 – Careless Driving – is defined as:

A person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in a careless and imprudent manner, without due regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and use of the streets and highways and all other attendant circumstances, is guilty of careless driving.

Sentence for Careless Driving Traffic Offense

Generally, this traffic violation is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. This carries a penalty of 10 to 90 days in Larimer County Jail and anywhere from $150 to $300 in fines. If you plead guilty to or are convicted of class 2 misdemeanor Careless Driving, it will add 4 points to your Department of Motor Vehicles record.

Careless Driving can charged as a class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense in Fort Collins, Estes Park or Loveland if one of the following scenarios occur:

  • If the Careless Driving caused bodily injury to another
  • If the Careless Driving caused death to another

If not given probation, you may be required to serve 10 days to 1 year in the Larimer County Jail or the Boulder County Jail pay $300 to $1,000 in fines. It will add 4 points to your license if bodily injury is involved, but 12 points will be added if the Careless Driving resulted in a death. You can also expect your insurance rate to rise.

With over 20 years of experience defending clients charged with Careless Driving, you are in good hands with the O’Malley Law Office traffic lawyers. We fight hard to protect you and your future.

If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding Careless Driving, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and contact the O’Malley Law Office, P.C., at (970) 658-0007. Together, we can protect your future.