Traffic Violations Lawyers in Hartford, CT
In Connecticut, a traffic ticket is normally charged as either an infraction or a violation, although failure to pay or respond to either may be charged as a misdemeanor criminal offense. In the case of an infraction, the penalty is a fine; the person ticketed can plead guilty or not guilty through the mail. If you plead not guilty, your case goes to superior court for a hearing. Violations are also handled by mail, but many require a court appearance regardless of whether you plead guilty or not guilty. Violations and infractions are reported to the DMV and points may be assessed against your driver’s license if you are convicted, which often results in increased insurance premiums. Additional penalties may include required driver’s education and license suspension.
Minimizing traffic ticket penalties
The best way to defeat a traffic ticket and avoid costly penalties is to consult with an experienced traffic violations lawyer who can advise you on your best course of action and guide you through a hearing. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, including Marc Needelman, a former state prosecutor, offer high-quality representation for clients ticketed for a broad range of traffic infractions and violations:
- Using mobile phones or devices while driving
- Traveling unreasonably fast
- Reckless speeding
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Improper turns
- Failure to signal properly
- Improper or unsafe passing, cutting in or failure to drive a safe distance Failure to grant a right-of-way
- Crossing a median
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Driving on the shoulder
- Operating a vehicle without a license or valid registration
- Failure to stop for a school bus
- Failure to stop at a crosswalk or yield to pedestrians
The fines, surcharges and assessments charged for speeding depend on the circumstances of the violation, including how many miles over the speed limit you were going. For example, speeding in a school zone, construction zone or work zone results in a greater penalty, as does speeding in a commercial truck rather than a car. Whether you are charged with a minor infraction of traveling too fast or a more serious violation of speeding, our speeding ticket attorneys provide thorough and aggressive defense representation to protect your rights and minimize the penalties assessed against you.
Experienced attorneys defending against Connecticut traffic violations
At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we have over 35 years of experience helping clients accused of traffic violations in the Bloomfield community and throughout Hartford and Tolland Counties. Our criminal defense attorneys provide a vigorous, meticulous defense in charges ranging from speeding violations to more serious DUI/DWI offenses. To learn more about our services, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.