County, Connecticut Traffic Courts
you have been charged anywhere in Fairfield County, Connecticut with speeding,
cell phone violation, reckless driving, or any moving violation, your case
is going to be heard in one of 4 courts. Our Fairfield, CT speeding, traffic
ticket, and auto crime attorneys and defense lawyers defend against such charges
as speeding, CT MV Law § 14-219, reckless driving, CT MV Law § 14-222, operating
while intoxicated (DWI / DUI), CT MV Law § 14-227a, cell phone violation,
CT MV Law § Sec. 14-296aa, following too close, CT MV Law § 14-240, lane violations,
CT MV Law § 14-236, and all other Connecticut moving violations. We will appear
for you in any of the 4 following courts:
Area GA 1
Stamford GA 1 Superior Court in Fairfield County CT hears speeding and traffic
cases written in the towns of Greenwich and Darien, and the city of Stamford.
Area GA 2
Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport GA 2 Superior Court in Fairfield County, CT hears speeding and
traffic cases written in the city of Bridgeport and the towns of Easton, Fairfield,
Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
Area GA 3
Danbury GA 3 Superior Court in Fairfield County, CT hears speeding and traffic
cases written in the city of Danbury and the towns of Bethel, Brookfield,
New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman.
Area GA 20
Norwalk GA 20 Superior Court in Fairfield County, CT hears speeding and traffic
cases written in the city of Norwalk and the towns of New Canaan, Weston,
Westport and Wilton.
among the courts, which part your case will be heard in will turn on whether
you are charged with a misdemeanor or a violation. Charges such as CT MV Law
§ 14-215, operating while license or registration is suspended, or CT MV Law
§ 14-222, reckless driving, DWI / DUI, CT MV Law § 14-227a, these are automobile
crimes and are much more serious charges, as they result in not just insurance
increases and possibly license suspensions, but a permanent criminal history
and a risk of jail time as well. Contrast, things such as CT MV Law § 14-219,
speeding, traveling unreasonably fast, CT MV Law § 14-218a, uninsured, CT
MV Law § 14-213b, failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, CT MV Law
§ 14-240, multiple lane highways, CT MV Law § 14-236 are not crimes but violations.
While a conviction will trigger an insurance increase and could trigger a
license suspension, they do not result in a permanent criminal history.
advantage of retaining our Fairfield County traffic court lawyers and law
firm is that our speeding and traffic court defense attorneys know and understand
the nuances and differences between each court and each part of the courts.
Plus, we can get your personal court appearance waived so that you do
not have to take off time from school or work to go to court.
caution against mailing the ticket into the court with a plea of “guilty”
because there are no points assessed when you do that
State of Connecticut is very deceptive when it advises on the text of the
ticket that if you mail it in with a guilty plea there are no points assessed.
While this is true, all they are talking about is the CT DMV points. They
are not talking about what really counts, the insurance companies merit system
insurance company does not care whether the DMV puts points against your license.
They don’t even care if your conviction was in a different state. All they
care about was which moving violation you were convicted of, and surcharge
your insurance rates accordingly.
misleading fact is that when a motorist pleads guilty to too many moving violations
in too short a period of time, that triggers a mandatory driving school and
/ or a mandatory suspension, and after completion then the motorist is on
probation with their driving privileges. Suspensions, restrictions, and revocations
can all be triggered by mailing tickets in with pleas of guilty.
Fairfield County, Connecticut traffic court defense attorneys and lawyers
avoid this by executing on a plea bargain. This means that we resolve your
case by pleading you guilty to a non-moving or lesser moving violation. While
you still pay a fine, a lesser conviction avoids the insurance increases and
suspensions often associated with mailing the ticket in with a plea of guilty.
below is a list of the more common Connecticut driving violations. While not
an exhaustive list, pleading guilty to any of these violations could trigger
an insurance increase, traffic school, or a license suspension or revocation::
Driving in right-hand lane.
Restricted use of left-hand lane on divided limited access highways.
Vehicles in opposite directions to pass on right.
Passing on right.
Vehicle not to be driven on left side of highway on curve or upgrade.
Driving on divided highways.
Illegal entry on limited access highway.
One-way streets. Rotaries or roundabouts.
Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart.
Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart. Intent to harass or intimidate.
Turns restricted. Signals to be given before turning or stopping. U-turns.
Left turns. Right turns when passing bicyclist.
Starting or backing vehicle.
Right-of-way at intersection turn.
Right-of-way at junction of highways.
Right-of-way at driveway or private road.
Right-of-way yielded by one emerging from alley, driveway or building.
Vehicles to stop for school bus.