Depending on the offense, traffic tickets may either be a traffic infraction or a traffic misdemeanor. Examples of common traffic infractions are speeding, red light, stop sign and following too closely. Examples of common traffic misdemeanors are careless driving, no insurance and reckless driving.
If you are unclear what type of traffic ticket you have been cited with, see an attorney or contact the Fort Collins Municipal Court.
Traffic infractions are civil, rather than criminal, in nature. Traffic infractions are not eligible for jury trials. The maximum penalty for traffic infractions filed in the Fort Collins Municipal Court is a fine of $1000.00. For more information, click here.