An insurance agent friend referred a 17 year old driver and his family to me. The driver had received a speeding ticket that alleged that he traveled 57 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.

In this matter, the ticket was for an infraction so the ticket is also an envelope.  In Connecticut’s statutory scheme, there is a class of offenses, including many vehicular offenses that are considered to be ‘infractions.’  The penalty for an infraction is never other than a fine and the offense is not considered to be a crime.  If you receive an infraction ticket, you may choose to avoid spending a morning in court and send in the fine.  Of course, you can also plead not guilty and wait to have a court date assigned to contest the charges or bargain for a better outcome.