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 points against your license, the DMV will suspend your license. So, it is important to avoid point penalties on your license altogether.

One driving infraction in the state of Connecticut is illegal entry on a limited access highway. This infraction is outlined in Section 14-238a of the Connecticut General Statutes. You can learn more about this infraction and its penalties here.

What is Illegal Entry on a Limited Access Highway?

The infraction for illegal entry on a limited access highway is fairly straightforward. The general statute defines it as entry to a highway at a place other than a designated point or a highway intersection. “Designated point” is defined in section 13b-27. The commissioner is allowed to take a proposed state highway and define it as a limited access highway. This can be done with the permission of the Attorney General and the Governor.

Illegal entry on a limited access highway will result in a motor vehicle infraction.

What To Do If You Get a Ticket

If you face a ticket for illegal entry on a limited access highway, you can start out by writing down what happened from your perspective. Did you indeed enter the highway from an illegal entry point? Were you aware that it was a limited access highway? Were you aware that the entry point was illegal? What were the road conditions? What was your interaction with the police like? Write down the answers to these questions and record any other information about the situation. You should do this right away so that you do not forget the details. Dealing with an infraction could take weeks or months, and you might not remember all of the details later on. You will be glad to have a record in this case.

Next, it is a good idea to contact a motor vehicle violations lawyer. Such a lawyer can review the situation of your infraction. They can advise you on how best to proceed given your situation. And if you want to fight the ticket, a lawyer can do this on your behalf, establishing a strong defense and supporting you throughout the process.

At Mr. Speeding Ticket, we deal with all kinds of Connecticut driving infractions. We can provide the resources that you need to protect yourself at this time. Contact us for more information.

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