New Haven Traffic Ticket Lawyer
New Haven, Connecticut Traffic Courts
If you have been charged with speeding anywhere in New Haven County, our Connecticut speeding and traffic ticket defense lawyers can help you defeat the charge and insure that your license does not get suspended and your insurance does not increase. In addition to speeding tickets, unsafe lane change, following too close, cell phone violations, and any other moving violation you receive in New Haven County, CT, can have a devastating effect on your driving record and insurance rates. If you are charged with an auto crime such as reckless driving, CT MV Law § 14-222, in addition to your insurance rates a conviction triggers a permanent criminal record.
If you receive a ticket in New Haven County, CT your case is going to be heard in one of 5 courts. Our New Haven, CT speeding, traffic ticket, and auto crime attorneys and defense lawyers defend against such charges as speeding, CT MV Law § 14-219, cell phone violation, CT MV Law § Sec. 14-296aa, operating while intoxicated (DWI / DUI), CT MV Law § 14-227a, , 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 5 following courts:
Geographical Area GA 4
Waterbury Superior Court
400 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
The Waterbury GA 4 Superior Court in New Haven County CT hears speeding and traffic cases written in the following towns:
080 – Middlebury
087 – Naugatuck
114 – Prospect
130 – Southbury
151 – Waterbury
153 – Watertown (actually in Litchfield County but returned to GA 4 in Waterbury)
166 – Wolcott
168 - Woodbury (actually in Litchfield County but returned to GA 4 in Waterbury)
Geographical Area GA 5
Derby Superior Court
106 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
The Derby GA 5 Superior Court in New Haven County CT hears speeding and traffic cases written in the following towns:
002 – Ansonia
006 - Beacon Falls
036 – Derby
106 – Orange
107 – Oxford
124 – Seymour
126 – Shelton
Geographical Area GA 7
Meriden Superior Court
54 West Main St.
Meriden, CT 06451
The Meriden GA 7 Superior Court in New Haven County CT hears speeding and traffic cases written in the following towns:
025 – Cheshire
061 – Hamden
079 – Meriden
100 - North Haven
148 – Wallingford
Geographical Area GA 22
Milford Superior Court
14 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
The Milford GA 22 Superior Court in New Haven County CT hears speeding and traffic cases written in the following towns:
083 – Milford
156 - West Haven
Geographical Area GA 23
New Haven Superior Court
121 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
The New Haven GA 23 Superior Court in New Haven County CT hears speeding and traffic cases written in the following towns:
008 – Bethany
014 – Branford
043 - East Haven
059 – Guilford
075 – Madison
092 - New Haven
098 – North Branford
167 – Woodbridge
Within each court there are different parts where your case can be heard. If you are charged with a misdemeanor 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, your case will be heard in a criminal part. Contrast, things such as uninsured, CT MV Law § 14-213b, speeding, CT MV Law § 14-219, Traveling unreasonably fast, CT MV Law § 14-218a, 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. Since those convictions do not trigger a criminal record they will be heard in a violation part.
The advantage of retaining our New Haven 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.
Do not mail the ticket in with a plea of “guilty” because the ticket says there are no points!
Connecticut traffic tickets are deceptive when they advisethat if you mail it in with a guilty plea there are no points assessed. While this is true, they are only talking about is the CT DMV points. They are not talking about what really counts, the insurance company merit system points as well as avoidance of too many convictions which leads to a license suspension.
The 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.
Another 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.
Our New Haven 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.
The 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:
14-230. Driving in right-hand lane.
14-230a. Restricted use of left-hand lane on divided limited access highways.
14-231. Vehicles in opposite directions to pass on right.
14-233. Passing on right.
14-235. Vehicle not to be driven on left side of highway on curve or upgrade.
14-236. Multiple-lane highways.
14-237. Driving on divided highways.
14-238. Controlled-access highways.
14-238a. Illegal entry on limited access highway.
14-239. One-way streets. Rotaries or roundabouts.
14-240. Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart.
14-240a. Vehicles to be driven reasonable distance apart. Intent to harass or intimidate.
14-242. Turns restricted. Signals to be given before turning or stopping. U-turns. Left turns. Right turns when passing bicyclist.
14-243. Starting or backing vehicle.
14-245. Intersection. Right-of-way.
14-246. Right-of-way at intersection turn.
14-246a. Right-of-way at junction of highways.
14-247. Right-of-way at driveway or private road.
14-247a. Right-of-way yielded by one emerging from alley, driveway or building.
14-279. Vehicles to stop for school bus.