Fairfield County Lawyers Assist Individuals in Traffic Violation Cases
Norwalk attorneys fight unwarranted tickets and criminal charges
Even a single traffic violation could trigger a fine, higher insurance costs, and possibly a driver’s license suspension. Whether you’ve been accused of a speeding infraction or a criminal offense such as reckless driving, effective legal assistance can help you fight back against unwarranted allegations. The attorneys at DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC in Norwalk have more than a century of combined legal experience, and we use our knowledge and familiarity with local courts to assist accused motorists throughout Connecticut. Before you agree to a punishment that might not be justified by the law or the facts, contact us. We can assess whether effective defenses exist.
Skillful Connecticut advocates handle all types of vehicle infractions
In Fairfield County and other areas of the state, we assist motorists in all types of matters arising from alleged traffic offenses including:
- Cellphone use — A distracted driving ticket carries a $150 fine for a first offense along with two license points. If you believe that you were improperly cited for texting or holding a cellphone while operating your vehicle, we’ll advise you regarding possible defenses.
- Reckless driving — You could face a misdemeanor reckless driving charge if you’re accused of excessive speeding (over 85 miles per hour) or other types of unsafe road behavior. Our proven criminal defense attorneys can protect your rights against overzealous authorities.
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license — Driving without a valid license not only exposes someone to fines but also potential incarceration. In these cases, we vigorously defend motorists and work to achieve a result that minimizes the disruption to their lives.
- Speeding — Under Connecticut law, a driver is charged for traveling unreasonably fast if their vehicle exceeds the speed limit by fewer than 20 miles per hour. Beyond that, a speeding citation is issued, which carries a higher fine. Mistakes do occur with radar guns, so if you believe you were wrongly targeted, our firm can investigate whether the charge can be defeated.
- Failure to stop for a school bus — Maintaining safe conditions for students is a high priority, and this is reflected in the state’s penalty for failing to stop for a school bus. Even a first offender must pay a $450 fine.
Drivers found guilty of a traffic offense usually incur points on their driver’s license. Once you’ve accumulated six license points, a safe-driving course is required; if you reach 10 points, your license will be suspended. Should you plead no contest by mail and pay the fine, your auto insurance company might increase your premium based on the infraction, so challenging an unfair citation might save you a significant amount of money.
Contact a Fairfield County lawyer for advice on fighting a traffic citation
DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC assists motorists in Fairfield County and other parts of Connecticut who have been accused of a traffic infraction or driving-related criminal misconduct. To discuss your options at our Norwalk office, please call 203-846-9585 or contact us online.