I paid the ticket, not knowing I would get my license suspended. I was not drinking, I was 17 at the time of the incident, I had no intention of driving, and I do not have a car on campus ( I am a college student) but was only in the presence of it (that is a new policy enforced by the campus police) and now I got my license suspended for 30 days. I looked up Chapter 961 Sec. 54-95b and it states I can reopen the case. My license has not been suspended yet but I have 2 and a half weeks until the date. Is there anyway I can appeal the case?
You are correct in that you can move to reopen the case and that is what you'll have to do. I've successfully handled cases just like this. E-mail me privately for more information.
Yes, hire a local criminal defense attorney to re-open the case and vacate the guilty plea. Clerk's office then sends that court order to DMV and your license gets restored. Your ticket will then be put back on the court docket and the attorney can try and negotiate something other than a guilty plea for you. Seek counsel from a lawyer that practices near where the applicable court is. If you would like referrals contact me privately.
This is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. It is absolutely NOT legal advice that you should rely upon when making a decision. It is general information about the law in Connecticut. You need to consult with an attorney who will ask you all the facts necessary to give you specific legal advice for your situation.
Hire experienced local counsel to file a motion to reopen the case.
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