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Mark Daniel Colson

Mark Colson’s Answers

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  • Can a CT speeding ticket under statute 14-298 result in a chargeable offense?

    Hello. I was traveling on I-95 in CT and received a speeding ticket for 85 in a 65. The officer said he was giving me a break by writing it under statute 14-298, as it carries no points if I pay it on time. He didn't write the speed on the ticket,...

    Mark’s Answer

    You are unlikely to be further charged, but check off "not guilty" on the ticket and mail it in. You will be given a court date and you can then either speak with the prosecutor or hire an attorney to handle it for you.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • I received a speeding ticket, my car is in his name, and he has a CDL. Is he in danger of facing a penalty?

    Hello, I received a speeding ticket in my car (CT I-95/New Haven) and the officer said he clocked doing 85 in a 65. I responded honestly and admitted to doing what I beleived was 80mph, so the officer gave me a break with a lesser fine a...

    Mark’s Answer

    If your dad was not operating the vehicle and did not receive the ticket, then he will not be impacted. You can always (and probably should) check off "not guilty" and take your chances of getting the ticket dropped in the infractions / magistrate court. Good luck!

    Mark

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  • I received a speeding ticket, my car is in my father's name, and he has a CDL. Is he in danger of facing a penalty?

    Hello, I received a speeding ticket in my car (CT I-95/New Haven) and the officer said he clocked doing 85 in a 65. I responded honestly and admitted to doing what I beleived was 80mph, so the officer gave me a break with a lesser fine a...

    Mark’s Answer

    If your dad was not operating the vehicle and did not receive the ticket, then he will not be impacted. You can always (and probably should) check off "not guilty" and take your chances of getting the ticket dropped in the infractions / magistrate court. Good luck!

    Mark

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  • If you have a CDL in CT and someone gets a speeding ticket with a car under your name, will your CDL be affected?

    Hello. I posted a question regarding this topic earlier and was informed that it is doubtful my fathers CDL will be affected by my speeding ticket. My question is though, who should I contact to be sure? The DMV, court clerk, CIB? I think I was gi...

    Mark’s Answer

    If your dad was not operating the vehicle and did not receive the ticket, then he will not be impacted. You can always (and probably should) check off "not guilty" and take your chances of getting the ticket dropped in the infractions / magistrate court. Good luck!

    Mark

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  • I live in a illegal basement apartment, can I sue for relocation fees as well as utility bills?

    I live in a illegal basement apartment, and my landlord has brought me to housing court. The case was dismissed in my favor, and she is bringing me back to court. And recently, due to the apartment needing repairs that the landlord is aware of, bu...

    Mark’s Answer

    You can certainly ask for money at the eviction mediation - a stipulation (if reached at the mediation) is essentially a private agreement. As long as both sides agree, you can agree on just about anything, including money. The judge in the eviction court is not going to award money for things like you have mentioned if you fail to reach an agreement that includes money. If you are entitled to compensation for the things you mention, you should file a small claims case as well.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • Approx how long after receiving a notice to quit before you are legally evicted in New London County CT

    If you go to court and trial and everything how long can you remain in your residence? Also if you are willing to pay all back due rent on the date of trial can you stay if the landlord still wants you out?

    Mark’s Answer

    The length you can stay in your residence depends on a lot of factors as others have said. If you are interested in paying the back rent, you should contact the landlord NOW and see if they will reinstate your lease if you make full payment. If you wait until the trial starts, it could be too late.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • I just got a notice to quit. What should I do.

    My roomate and I are trying to buy the house. But the landlord is at the end of their forcloser what should I do.

    Mark’s Answer

    It's a little unclear, does the bank now own the property? Are they the ones trying to get you out, or is it the former owner? Speak to a real estate/housing attorney in your area, there are plenty of good ones, and run your plans by them.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • Could a DUI arrest from CT that was dismissed show up on a background check in SC?

    I was arrested for DUI in CT. I entered their pre-trial alcohol education program, court file was sealed, then I completed the program and the charge was dismissed by the court. I now live in South Carolina. Although the charge was dismissed, will...

    Mark’s Answer

    In CT after the dismissal, the erasure statute is triggered that requires police departments to do things like return your finger print cards, etc. Your safest bet is to acknowledge the arrest and explain that it resulted in a complete dismissal. You may want to hire a CT attorney to assist you with clearing up as much of the collateral information that still floats around either at the local police department and/or the state police.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • My case is still pending but its almost a year now and they accused me of selling drugs when I was honestly working

    I have pay stub snd work surveillance

    Mark’s Answer

    If your case has been pending for a year, I suspect you already have an attorney. If not, you need to get one. Sounds like you may have a solid defense to the charges, but let a local attorney make that assessment after learning all of the facts about your case.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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