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This is in the state of Colorado and the citation number(s) 42-3-121
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He was using the plates that were in the back of the vehical when he purchased it. The temp registration expired in January but the vehical sat until about a week ago, that's when he put the plates on it. He told the officers yesterday that he put the plates on till he could get to DMV for another temp tag.
This was 42-3-121 (1)(a)
OK, I just wanted to be sure - he's only be charged with a class B traffic infraction then.
Traffic infractions under Colorado law are divided into two sub-groups consisting of Class A and Class B infractions, however, the procedures for adjudication of these two types of traffic infractions are not appreciably different. Class B traffic infractions are much less frequently issued, only for the most minor traffic related matters, and do not carry the imposition of penalty points reported to the Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles.
Both Colorado Class A and Class B traffic infractions are considered civil matters in Colorado rather than criminal matters. As civil matters typically the only penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction of an individual for a traffic infraction is a fine, court costs and, in the case of Class A traffic infractions, penalty points reported to the Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles. For most, but not all, traffic infractions an individual is issued a Penalty Assessment Notice by a law enforcement officer that typically provides an opportunity to return a guilty plea by mail, with a payment, prior to a deadline, to resolve the traffic infraction. Often an offer is made on the ticket for the penalty points to be automatically reduced upon timely payment.
So he's not being charged criminally - just a civil violation which is just a fine as the penalty.
As such, I would save my money to pay the fine and not retain an attorney.
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My son wants to know if it makes a difference that the misdemeanor is marked on the ticket instead of the violation box. He also wants to know if you have any idea what type of fine he will be looking at.
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