What should I expect from traffic court?

Receiving a traffic ticket for a driving offense in Connecticut can be incredibly stressful, whether you are guilty or not. When you have been issued a traffic ticket, you have either the option of paying the traffic ticket and accept any points put on your license or you can hire an attorney to help you fight the ticket. If you choose the latter option, you may not have to attend traffic court with our firm. Typically, we can resolve the matter without you spending a morning in court.

There are a number of ways, without an attorney, you can be prepared for your court date and that may help ease some of your nerves. You should make sure to arrive at the courthouse at least 15 minutes before you are expected to be there. It is important that you are aware you may be stuck in court all day, so clear your schedule. If the prosecutor decides you will still be required to pay a fine but you don’t want to, you can request that the court gives you a trial with a judge. This will extend the process further and you will be required to attend a future court date if you choose to go to the hearing. The law enforcement officer who administered you the ticket may be at the hearing. If you so desire, you can bring evidence or a witness to the court to help you fight the ticket. However, if you lose the trial, you may end up with more court fees or fines that may cost more than the ticket itself.

If you fail to pay your fine or skip your court date, you may face a rearrest warrant or a license suspension as well as further costs associated. If you require the services of an experienced traffic violations attorney, contact our law office today.

With over 40 years of experience, Marc N. Needelman is an effective traffic violations attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation.

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