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Thank you for the opportunity to assist you. It's always a good idea to have an attorney. What was she ticketed with, and has she already been to court and spoken to the judge about getting an attorney?
An attorney is often valuable for many reasons. An experienced attorney may have been in front of this judge and/or prosecutor before and knows what to expect in the case. Also, an attorney can assess the information objectively and advise whether or not your daughter should have a trial or offer to plead guilty. Finally, a trained attorney knows procedural and evidentiary rules that can sometimes help to win a case on what many people call a "technicality."
Since your daughter was ticked and released, her court date in February is probably a trial date. My guess is that she's not charged with a crime that involves possible jail time, only a fine. Therefore, she's not entitled to an appointed attorney (i.e. a public defender), but she/you can still hire an attorney of your choosing. If you don't know any attorneys in your area who handle juvenile traffic cases, try the CO State Bar. They may be able to point you in the right direction.
You're very welcome. I wish you and your daughter the best. If I've answered your question to your satisfaction, I hope you'll issue a positive rating.