Getting a speeding ticket in Connecticut can be a frustrating experience. Whether you fell victim to a speed trap, didn’t notice a change in the speed limit, or were involved in another traffic issue, a ticket can be a hassle. Even if you have gotten a speeding ticket before, you need to know how to protect yourself against a Waterbury, Connecticut speeding ticket.
The fact is that speeding tickets and other motor vehicle violations will vary slightly based on which town you are pulled over in. While speeding ticket laws are consistent throughout the state, each area of the state has slightly different best practices. So, if this is your first ticket in Waterbury, Connecticut, there are some things you need to know. Understanding the Waterbury Courthouse and how to get help for your ticket are important as you move forward.
Not everyone has to go to court for a speeding ticket. But, if you want to contest your ticket, an appearance is usually necessary. If you have to go to the Waterbury Courthouse, here is some useful information.
The Waterbury Courthouse also goes by the name “Geographic Area 4” or “G.A. 4”. So, if you hear these terms, they refer to the Waterbury Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 300 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Once you arrive at the courthouse, you should find parking. You can park on one of the streets near the courthouse. Metered parking is available here. Or, you can park in a nearby parking garage. There are two parking garages near the courthouse. One is free of charge, while the other requires a fee.
Once you get to the courthouse, you should enter through the main doors. Here you will see a security checkpoint. Don’t worry – the security checkpoint is standard protocol throughout Connecticut. Everyone who enters the courthouse has to go through security first.
Once you get through security, you need to find your courtroom. If you turn left after you get through the metal detector, you will see a board. This board has names on it and assigns them to a courtroom. You should be able to find your name here. If you don’t see it, contact your lawyer for assistance. If you don’t have a lawyer, you can ask a court clerk for help.
I suggest that anyone going to court to contest a traffic ticket should have legal representation with them. Not only will a lawyer protect them and provide the best defense. But, a Connecticut lawyer should also be familiar with the Waterbury Courthouse. For example, I go to the Waterbury Courthouse frequently. Because of this, I know the names of the clerks and judges. I’ve built relationships with these people. Oftentimes, this allows me to work with the court on behalf of my clients.
If you would like to discuss your case, please call the office. I am happy to help.