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 on your license, go on your driving record, and even affect your insurance. Therefore, hiring an attorney will give you the best possibility of avoiding these consequences.
Contacting an Attorney
The first step is to call a law firm and speak with a paralegal about what happened. Getting the details of the circumstance, what town you got the ticket in, how many tickets you have previously received, and what the violation you received are all important factors. Second, you will get quoted a flat fee and will be able to speak with an attorney if you still have questions.
What Happens Next?
If you contact us and decide you want to hire us, an attorney will be assigned to your case. After the payment is received and the retainer agreement is signed, the paralegal will send our appearance to the courthouse. Once a court date is received, an attorney will be sent on your behalf. Usually, you will not need to appear with the attorney, but there are some exceptions. The paralegals will keep you updated throughout the process on court dates and appearances, and changes in your case.
When the attorney goes to court, they will negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf and try to get a nolle, otherwise known as a dismissal. A nolle, which is the best outcome, will prevent points from going onto your license and prevent the violation from being on your driving history. There may be a possibility of having to complete a driver retraining course, completing community service hours, or paying a charitable contribution. In 2017, about 80% of our traffic tickets were nolled.
Of course, the chance of getting a traffic ticket nolled decreases with the amount of traffic tickets that you have received in the past three years. There are other factors that may decrease your chance as well. However, the attorneys at Mr. Speeding Ticket know the prosecutors and those in the courthouse, and are able to negotiate with them based on the legal knowledge that they have.
If you have received a traffic ticket in Connecticut, and you do not want points to go on your license, tarnish your driving record, or affect your insurance, call our office to see how we can help.