I was pulled over and given a $120 complaint ticket for driving with a negligible amount of snow on the roof of my car. The officer never requested I remove the snow before sending me back into the flow of traffic. Section 14-252a of the general statutes clearly states that the accumulated snow or ice needs to pose a threat in order for it to merit receiving a fine. If the officer deemed the snow to pose a threat my question is why would he send me on my way without first demanding I clear the snow from the roof of my car? I would like to plead not guilty to the alleged infraction because I don’t feel the minimal snow present on the roof of my car posed a threat to the public’s safety, seemingly nor did the officer based on his nonexistent request to remove said threat before having me return into the flow of traffic.
Whether you should plead not guilty depends on what you are looking to do. If your goal is to try to have this not on your record, the only way to do so would be to plead not guilty and either get the prosecutor to drop the charge or win at trial.
The assistance of capable counsel can help a long way on charges like these. I suggest you seek someone out.
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