If you are a visitor to Colorado and have been issued a traffic ticket, do not ignore it or you may face serious consequences, including the issuance of a warrant for your arrest, a default judgment against you, the suspension of your driver’s license in your home state and other penalties. Call an experienced Colorado Traffic Ticket Attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.
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The National Driver Register (NDR) Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) is a database used by all 50 states to maintain driving records, including records regarding Drivers License Restraints and certain traffic convictions. Serious traffic charges (e.g., Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs or Leaving the Scene of an Accident) and license restraints of Suspension, Revocation, Denial or Cancellation that occur in one state are recorded in the NDR and will be recognized by all of the other states. Contact a Colorado Traffic Ticket Attorney for more information about the NDR.
Colorado is a member of the Non-Resident Violators Compact (NRVC), which is an agreement among 44 states regarding traffic tickets that have been issued to drivers who live outside the state where the violation occurred. The NRVC includes uniform procedures for processing traffic violations of non-resident drivers and an information database for maintaining records about the drivers.
If a visitor from another state receives a ticket for a moving traffic violation and the driver fails to take care of the ticket (by failing to appear in court, pay the fine amount, or adhere to requirements as specified in the ticket or summons), then the driver’s home state will suspend the driver’s license until the driver takes care of the outstanding ticket. Suspension of the license in the driver’s home state will remain in effect as long as the ticket remains outstanding.
Some types of traffic violations are Traffic Infractions and do not require a court appearance. These types of tickets can be settled by mailing in a penalty assessment fine amount by the specified date listed on the ticket. If you ignore these types of tickets, serious consequences may result: A default judgment may be entered against you, the judgment may be sent to bill collections which will most likely increase the amount due, and your license in your home state may be suspended in accordance with the Non-Resident Violators Compact (NRVC).