Speeding is a motor vehicle violation in the state of Connecticut. This is a common driving offense that many people face at least once in their lives. Here are the facts that you need to know about tickets for speeding in Connecticut and what to do if you face one.
Speeding occurs when a person is operating a motor vehicle at a speed greater than the speed limit listed on that road. If you face a speeding ticket, you have some options. You can either plead not guilty, and take your speeding ticket case to court, or you can pay your ticket. When you pay a ticket, it means that you aren’t denying or admitting to the charges. Instead, you plead nolo contendere which means “no contest.” It essentially means that you are not admitting guilt, but given the facts or the situation that you find yourself in, you don’t want to fight the ticket and go to court. If you are an out-of-state driver pleading nolo contendere, your home state will be advised of the case.
If you face a speeding ticket, a judge will determine the fine that you have to pay for a ticket related to this offense.
You can gain points against your driver’s license if you are found guilty of speeding or if you pay the ticket, so we usually suggest that you fight the ticket to at least give yourself a chance of avoiding DMV points. These are the only penalties that you face for speeding or a similar motor vehicle infraction.
If you face a speeding or reckless driving charge, you can find more information in this section of our website. You can also visit Mr. Speeding Ticket’s website to learn more. If you have been charged with one of these crimes in the state of Connecticut, you might seek the legal advice of a lawyer who has worked with these cases before.