If you are pulled over while driving in Connecticut, you might face a driving infraction, violation, or crime. While these terms may seem interchangeable, they refer to slightly different elements in Connecticut. Here, you can learn more about the difference between the three and what to do if you are charged with one of them. […]
Category: Motor Vehicle Violations
Illegal Entry on a Limited Access Highway
In the state of Connecticut, the DMV has a point system which can impact a person’s driver’s license. Certain infractions result in points assessed against a person’s license. A given infraction may result in one, two, three, four, or even five points assessed against a person’s license. Keep in mind that if you have 10 […]
What Happens When an Attorney Represents You For a Speeding Ticket?
In Connecticut alone, there are over 580,000 traffic stops that occur every year! Whether you were rushing to get to work, you did not even realize that you were speeding, or you rolled through that stop sign, you should consider having an attorney represent you for your traffic violation. Traffic violations can affect the points […]
What is Reckless Driving and How Is It Different From Speeding?
Even though they sound similar, speeding and reckless driving are two totally different motor vehicle violations. Whether you have received a reckless driving ticket or you do not know what the differences are, you should understand them so you can have the information to fight your ticket, or know what not to do in the […]
What are the Differences Between a Traffic Ticket, Summons, and Arrest?
Anyone who is a driver knows that no matter how careful you are, you may end up getting a traffic violation at some point in your lifetime. If this happens, you should know that there are different ways to be served, and there are different options that you have. There are three different ways that […]
Possession of Alcohol By a Minor Laws and Penalties
In 2014, a national survey showed that almost 18% of Connecticut’s 12-17 year olds consumed alcohol during the previous month. This was the highest rate in the entire country, according to this national survey. If you have teenagers, or children who are coming up on their teenage years, make sure you and your children understand […]
Failure to Grant Right of Way When Emerging From an Alley, Driveway, or Building
The failure to yield the right of way when emerging from an alley, driveway, or building is a motor vehicle infraction in the state of Connecticut. If you have received a ticket for this infraction, you might be wondering what happens next. It is a good idea to educate yourself on the law surrounding this […]
Failure to Yield When Emerging From Driveway or Private Road
Failing to yield when emerging from a driveway or private road is considered a motor vehicle violation in the state of Connecticut. If you have gotten a ticket for this violation, you might need help figuring out what happens next. On this page, I will discuss the infraction in greater detail. I will also talk […]
Failure to Grant Right of Way at Intersection
Failure to grant the right of way at an intersection in Connecticut is a violation that carries three DMV points. In order to avoid these points on your license and other penalties, learn more about this motor vehicle infraction with the information on this page. If you have already received a ticket for this violation, […]
Failure to Drive a Reasonable Distance Apart
Failing to drive a reasonable distance apart, or the intent to harass, is a violation of Connecticut traffic laws. This violation is somewhat more severe than other motor vehicle violations because there is an intent element, rather than simple negligence or an accident in the violation. If you have been charged with failure to drive […]