Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer

Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer accepts cases in El Paso County, Pueblo County, Teller County, Park County, Fremont County, Adams County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Weld County and Douglas County

Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer

Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer accepts cases in El Paso County, Pueblo County, Teller County, Park County, Fremont County, Adams County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Weld County and Douglas County

Denver Traffic Lawyer Ike Lucero prides himself on helping good people in bad situations, and even the best of us can have trouble with a revoked license.  He fights to help you get your license back and understands that the DMV rules can get you caught up in “the system.”  He hates to see good people get stuck in jail for decisions that were made without knowledge of the penalties.  This blog is intended to help you understand the consequences of your Driving Under Restraint case in Colorado and to encourage you to reach out for help from a professional who cares about you.  If your license is currently suspended or revoked, and have citation for driving under restraint or suspension, please call us and we will work to help get you back on your feet.  I want to help you get drivers license, settle your criminal traffic case, and ensure this problem is solved for good!  Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer accepts cases in Denver County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.

The Police Officer Said Your License Was Suspended but You Don't Know Why

It is very common scenario for potential clients to call me and say they were pulled over for speeding, broken tail light or expired plates and were informed by the police officer that their drivers license in Colorado is currently suspended.  The officer definitely gives you a summons (traffic ticket) to court and doesn’t seem that serious to you unless your car is also impounded or you are taken to jail.  You are wondering why or how this could have possibly happened to you.  There are several reasons why you have a restraint on your drivers license or revoked license, and you can find many of them on the internet, but there is no substitute for a good traffic lawyer’s investigation and advise specific to your case.  Your license could be suspended for any of the following reasons, just to name a few:

What does the law say about Driving Under Restraint Colorado?

(1)(a) Any person who drives a motor vehicle or off-highway vehicle upon any highway of this state with knowledge that the person’s license or privilege to drive, either as a resident or a nonresident, is under restraint for any reason other than conviction of DUI, DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD is guilty of a misdemeanor. A court may sentence a person convicted of this misdemeanor to imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than six months and may impose a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.   Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 42-2-138 (West).  (a) “Knowledge” means actual knowledge of any restraint from whatever source or knowledge of circumstances sufficient to cause a reasonable person to be aware that such person’s license or privilege to drive was under restraint. “Knowledge” does not mean knowledge of a particular restraint or knowledge of the duration of restraint.  Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 42-2-138 (West).

What are my defenses to Driving Under Restraint Colorado?

The best defense to Driving Under Restraint Colorado is an experienced and personable Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer who practices traffic law because it is his passion, not for any other reason.  Also, the law does address this question as well:  “It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this section, based upon a restraint in another state, that the driver possessed a valid driver’s license issued subsequent to the restraint that is the basis of the violation.”  Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 42-2-138 (West).

What Nobody Bothered to Tell you!

I can’t tell you how many times I have spoken to a person who has tried to handle this case on their own and thought they did well because when they walked out of court all they had was 2 points on their license and a small traffic fine, instead of jail.  Unfortunately, when you made this deal with the prosecutor, your license was suspended for another year.  This is a DMV rule which is designed to punish you for driving when you privileges are suspended or revoked and this how many people I encounter get stuck in the system.  Many of whom are destined to become Habitual Traffic Offenders.

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What Are The Consequences of A Driving Under Restraint or Driving Under Suspension Conviction In Colorado?

The underlying reason for the initial suspension or restraint will determine the possible consequences.  If you are caught driving while your license is under restrain because you recently had a DUI, you would have an alcohol restraint.  If you are caught driving while your license is suspended for an unpaid traffic ticket in the State of Texas or you exceeded the points allowed on your drivers license, the restraint is non-alcohol related.

Penalties for non-alcohol related restraints can be:

  • 5 days to 6 months jail time;
  • Up to a $500 fine;
  • Increase of time for restraint of license.

Penalties for alcohol or drug related restraints can be:

  • 30 days to 1 year jail time;
  • $500 to $1,000 fine;
  • And for subsequent convictions, the jail time can be increased to 90 days to 2 years in the county jail;
  • Increase of time for restraint of license.
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Driving Under Restraint Colorado | Denver Traffic Violations Lawyer accepts cases in Denver County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.

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  • 5 star rating  A great experience from the beginning, Ike focused only on what was needed to make a successful case, very responsive... read more

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    12/20/2017
  • 5 star rating  Ike is an outstanding lawyer. He was fair and very helpful when I received a careless driving ticket. He helped... read more

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    7/31/2017
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    1/02/2018
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  • 5 star rating  Ike provides excellent service. He knows the law very well and can help you with your traffic related case. I highly recommend him.

    I was a bit overwhelmed with my traffic ticket situation. Ike put me at ease got my tickets dropped and kept me on the road without issue.

    Corey Avatar Corey
    10/24/2016

  • 5 star rating  I had an excellent experience with Ike Lucero. He handled a speeding ticket that I received while visiting Colorado, and negotiated a very favorable plea bargain for me. I couldn't be happier with the results.

    Throughout the whole process, Ike was responsive and willing to answer all of my questions regarding my options and the steps I needed to take. I would recommend him to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

    Jacob Avatar Jacob
    8/02/2015
  • 5 star rating  I had an excellent experience with Ike Lucero. He handled a speeding ticket that I received while visiting Colorado, and negotiated a very favorable plea bargain for me. I couldn't be happier with the results.

    Throughout the whole process, Ike was responsive and willing to answer all of my questions regarding my options and the steps I needed to take. I would recommend him to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

    Jacob Avatar Jacob
    8/02/2015
  • 5 star rating  I have never received a ticket until I moved to Denver. I got caught in one of Denver's speed traps. It was a Sunday afternoon when I got caught and emailed Ike Lucero. For my surprise he emailed me back within an hour.  He was very professional and knowledgable. I hope I don't need to use him ever again but if I have to I wouldn't hesitate to contact him.

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    4/25/2015
  • 5 star rating  Mr. Lucero is dedicated to his clients and helping them to achieve the best possible outcome for their case.  I strongly recommend this professional attorney.

    Michael Avatar Michael
    4/17/2017
  • 5 star rating  I am  from Arizona and received a traffic ticket in Colorado and reached out to a couple of lawyers for help. Ike was the only one to return my call -- and returned it on a weekend! He then helped me to understand the traffic laws of Colorado. I appreciated his prompt response and thorough knowledge of the law for traffic tickets. I would use him in the future.

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    6/23/2014
  • 5 star rating  Mr. Lucero is dedicated to his clients and helping them to achieve the best possible outcome for their case.  I strongly recommend this professional attorney.

    Michael Avatar Michael
    4/17/2017
  • 5 star rating  Professional and knowledgeable are the two characteristics you want most from an attorney and Ike is very much both.

    He made the whole process as painless as possible, letting me know what would happen at each stage of the process and answering my emailed questions very quickly, often within minutes. His very reasonable rates were an added bonus.

    I highly recommend Mr. Lucero if you are in need of his services.

    William Avatar William
    6/10/2015
  • 5 star rating  Professional and knowledgeable attorney!  I received an out of state speeding ticket leading to a misdemeanor charge. Attorney Lucero represented me in court and kept me informed during the process. He was honest and his one time fee was reasonable,  compared to other attorneys I spoke to. My misdemeanor was dropped to a traffic infraction. Happy with results,  and sure learned my lesson.

    Stewart Avatar Stewart
    10/03/2014
  • 5 star rating  Professional and knowledgeable attorney!  I received an out of state speeding ticket leading to a misdemeanor charge. Attorney Lucero represented me in court and kept me informed during the process. He was honest and his one time fee was reasonable,  compared to other attorneys I spoke to. My misdemeanor was dropped to a traffic infraction. Happy with results,  and sure learned my lesson.

    Stewart Avatar Stewart
    10/03/2014
  • 5 star rating  Professional and knowledgeable are the two characteristics you want most from an attorney and Ike is very much both.

    He made the whole process as painless as possible, letting me know what would happen at each stage of the process and answering my emailed questions very quickly, often within minutes. His very reasonable rates were an added bonus.

    I highly recommend Mr. Lucero if you are in need of his services.

    William Avatar William
    6/10/2015
  • 5 star rating  I am  from Arizona and received a traffic ticket in Colorado and reached out to a couple of lawyers for help. Ike was the only one to return my call -- and returned it on a weekend! He then helped me to understand the traffic laws of Colorado. I appreciated his prompt response and thorough knowledge of the law for traffic tickets. I would use him in the future.

    L Avatar L
    6/23/2014
  • 5 star rating  I have never received a ticket until I moved to Denver. I got caught in one of Denver's speed traps. It was a Sunday afternoon when I got caught and emailed Ike Lucero. For my surprise he emailed me back within an hour.  He was very professional and knowledgable. I hope I don't need to use him ever again but if I have to I wouldn't hesitate to contact him.

    Aline Avatar Aline
    4/25/2015

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