Lost Traffic Ticket in ConnecticutPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Connecticut Traffic Ticket Information
If you've lost your CT traffic ticket, you can submit a request for ticket information to the Centralized Infractions Bureau (CIB) by phone or e-mail. You'll need to provide your name and birth date.
Continue reading for information about lost CT traffic tickets.
NOTE: Connecticut doesn't offer an online traffic ticket search.
The Centralized Infractions Bureau (CIB) will find your Connecticut traffic ticket information for you. Just call the CIB at (860) 263-2750 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or e-mail the agency at Centralized.InfractionsBureau@jud.ct.gov. Be sure to include your full name and date of birth.
Whether you call or e-mail the CT CIB, ask about:
- Your traffic ticket's “Answer Date."
- The exact CT traffic ticket fine (and any other costs).
- Whether it's an infraction or a violation and, if it's a violation, whether you must appear in court.
This information will help you avoid additional fines and penalties as well as determine your next course of action.
You can plead to your CT traffic ticket in one of two ways:
- "No contest" or "nolo contendere."
- "Not guilty."
When you plead "no contest," you can pay your traffic ticket fine online or by mail and put the situation behind you. The CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) won't even add any points to your driving record. (Your violation will still appear on your driving record.)
Pleading "not guilty" means fighting the traffic ticket in court which entails scheduling and preparing for a hearing, going before a judge, and pleading your case.
NOTE: If your traffic ticket is a violation, as opposed to an infraction, you might have to appear in traffic court no matter how you plan to plead.
(Plead Nolo Contendere or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Avoid driving record points.
- Experience increased auto insurance rates.
- Possibly attend court-ordered Operator Retraining Program.
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