Repeated speeding tickets can result in fines, jail time and lost driver's licenses. At the Hartford law offices of Rome McGuigan, P.C., we help clients take proactive steps to have their driving tickets reduced and their fines lowered so they can keep the charge off of their permanent driving record, avoid suspension of their driving privileges and keep insurance costs low.
Speeding Ticket Defense: Why You Should Fight Your Traffic Ticket
When you are issued a ticket for a moving violation — such as speeding — the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is automatically notified. The DMV uses a point system to track traffic violations, and if too many points are added to your record your driver's license may be suspended. In addition, points are reported to many insurance carriers, causing increased insurance premiums and high deductibles.
Paying a traffic ticket in Connecticut is the same as pleading guilty to the underlying offense. Those who choose to fight the ticket, and preserve their driving record, must plead their cases at hearings in front of either the Superior Court.
As former prosecutors and state's attorney we know the laws, arguments and out-of-court steps needed for a successful disposition of the charges.
While many traffic violations are classified as infractions that carry fines ranging from $20 to $500, other more serious traffic offenses carry steep fines and possible jail time. Penalties depend on the type of violation and the number of previous violations on your record.
At Rome McGuigan, P.C., our lawyers help clients overcome a wide variety of traffic violations, including:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI/OUI)
- Driving without a license
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without registration
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Unsafe Movement
- Seat belt violations
- Mechanical violations
- Speeding tickets
- Red light or stop sign violations
- Reckless driving
- Illegal u-turns
Contact Rome McGuigan, P.C., at 860-560-8037 or toll free at 866-558-6182.