Some people choose to simply pay the fine associated with speeding in Connecticut, while others hope to fight the speeding ticket and avoid the fine. There are pros and cons to both of these options that you should be aware of if you have a speeding ticket.
If you pay for your speeding ticket, it means that you plead “nolo contendere,” which means “no contest”. This means that you do not accept that you are either guilty or innocent in this situation.
The con of pleading nolo contendere is that you don’t even have a chance to fight the speeding ticket and you must pay the fine, which can be fairly costly depending on your circumstances. However, the pro to paying the speeding ticket is that once you pay the fine, it will be over with and you won’t have the possibility of having points on your license.
Fighting the Ticket
If you decide to fight the speeding ticket, it could end in greater reward. If you win your case, you won’t have to pay the fine, so you will be able to save money.
Keep in mind that if you take your case to court, you can’t plead nolo contendere. This means that a judge can deem you guilty of speeding. If this is the case, you will have to pay the fine and you could have points taken off of your license by the Department of Motor Vehicles. For this reason, you should only go to court if you have a motor vehicle violations attorney to argue on your behalf. The attorneys who handle speeding tickets at our office have relationships with courthouses throughout the state. We know the judges, court clerks, and lawyers at these courthouses. This means that when we go to court on your behalf, we can use our relationships to your advantage. In many cases, we can work with the judges and lawyers to establish a positive outcome for you. To determine your chances of winning the case, you should contact our office. We can review your situation and help you determine the best option for you.
Deciding to fight a speeding ticket is a personal decision and it will depend on your situation. If you need assistance deciding what to do, you can contact an attorney. An attorney can give you more information and answer your questions about your situation.