Lost Traffic Ticket in ConnecticutPage Overview
The Centralized Infractions Bureau (CIB) will find your 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 CIB, ask about:
- The “Answer Date.”
- The exact 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 and pay your fine, you can pay online or by mail and put the situation behind you. The DMV won’t even add any points to your record.
Pleading not guilty means fighting the ticket in court which entails scheduling and preparing for a hearing, going before a judge, and pleading your case.
NOTE: If your ticket is a violation, as opposed to an infraction, you might have to appear in 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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