Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Traffic – Criminal Law Attorney – Wyoming

Traffic – DUI Lawyer - Wyoming Burg SimpsonAs a general rule, out-of-state drivers fare much worse on Wyoming’s roads than residents – by an almost two-to-one margin. In 2012, the Wyoming Highway Patrol issued 21,225 speeding tickets to Wyoming residents. Out-of-state motorists, on the other hand, received more than 39,600 citations. Drivers from Colorado, Utah, California, Montana, Idaho, and Texas received the most speeding tickets.

Even though Wyoming boasts a higher-than-average interstate speed limit of 80 mph – or maybe because of it – speeding tickets can be costly, in more ways than one. First-time speeders in Wyoming can be fined up to $200, earn a jail sentence as long as 30 days, and can even lose their license for up to a year. First-time reckless drivers can earn a ticket that can cost as much as $850, with the added risk of a six-month jail sentence.

If you have been issued a speeding ticket and have questions or concerns about your rights, get in touch with our a Wyoming criminal lawyers of Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today.

Speed limits can vary widely in Wyoming, based on the roadway in question:

  • 80 mph: interstates
  • 70 mph: four-lane divided highways
  • 70 mph: other paved highways
  • 65 mph: urban freeways
  • 55 mph: unpaved roads
  • 30 mph: residential and urban districts
  • 20 mph: school zones.

Additionally, Wyoming does not have a point system, but drivers can lose their license if they rack up more than three moving violations in less than 12 months. If your driving habits have earned you a suspension, do not put your driving privileges at risk. Get legal assistance from a Burg Simpson criminal law lawyer by calling 307-527-7891.

In Wyoming, along with most other states, commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than other motor vehicle operators. As such, commercial drivers in the state can lose their license much easier. For example, a commercial driver can lose their driving privileges for a year if the driver:

  • Leaves the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
  • Is stopped with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04 percent or higher.
  • Is stopped while under the influence of any controlled substance.
  • Failed to follow implied consent laws.
  • Causes a fatality due to negligence in the operation of a commercial vehicle.
  • Committed a felony with a commercial vehicle; this can include the distribution, production, and/or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • Operated a commercial vehicle while under suspension, revocation or cancellation.

If you are a commercial vehicle operator who depends on his or her ability to drive to earn a living, call Burg Simpson in Wyoming as soon as possible at 307-527-7891 and get help from a criminal defense attorney right away.

Burg Simpson Wyoming Attorneys Can Help

If you have lost your license or are wondering what to do about a traffic violation, do not handle the situation without professional legal help. Call Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office now at 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form here.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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