The cop said to just pay my possession of alcohol by a minor ticket because it’s only an infraction, so should I?
Of the many things that the police do that frustrates me, this one might take the cake. The police in many Fairfield County towns such as Greenwich, Wilton, Darien and Westport tell kids caught with alcohol that they don’t need a lawyer and to just pay these tickets because “it's only an infraction.” Tell a kid he can avoid telling his parents that he got a ticket for underage (under 21 years old) possession of alcohol and my guess is that many kids (I know I would have) take that route! The statement about the infraction itself is accurate, but it downplays the seriousness of the offense and fails miserably by what it leaves out. It leaves out the fact that if you plead guilty to the ticket your child’s right to operate a motor vehicle will be suspended for either 30 or 60 days and will now have an alcohol related suspension on the child’s driving history. I am sure you can guess how well that will go over with your insurance company, not to mention the costs and fees associated with reinstating the license after the suspension. Many of my Wilton, Westport, Ridgefield and New Canaan parents find out about the ticket for the first when the DMV suspension shows up in the mail! Don’t fall into this police trap. If you already did we can help get that license suspension revered but there are time limits so call immediately! Don't wait, call an experienced Stamford, Bridgeport and Danbury Possession of Alcohol by Minor defense attorney today.
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Kevin M. Black, Sr. is a former trial level, award winning Assistant State’s Attorney (prosecutor) for the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice and the current Liaison to the Judicial District of Danbury for the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, as well as a Member of the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee overseeing attorney misconduct. Kevin M. Black, Jr. is a former Special Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney (prosecutor) with the Appellate Unit of the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice. Both serve as approved Assigned Counsel for the Connecticut Office of the Chief Public Defender when needed. Our team has tried many cases to verdict and take cases to trial, and fight pretrial suppression issues, if needed. Our clients become part of our family and when you work with us, you will see and feel the care, compassion, and dedication that we put into defending our family. Don’t settle for anything less than a firm with a proven track record of success and deep experience on both sides of the process.
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