My question involves traffic court in the State of: Connecticut.
I was pulled over by a cop at almost 1:00AM in the morning for driving 70 in a 50 mile zone (which I was NOT). I told her I wasn't speeding knowing the speed limit on that raod and driving thre very often, but she insisted I was.
In the past year, I changed addresses but notified the DMV of the change which was noted in the DMV records. She proceeded to write me a ticket for not having my not having my most recent address on my license and a WARNING for speeding.
I contested the ticket. On my initial day at the court office, the prosecutor who by the way was very rude and attempting to be intimidating told me I had no choice but to pay the ticket. She would not reduce the fine and she would not dimiss it. I either pay the ticket or go to court, but if I decided to go take the case to court, she would also fine me for the warning ticket and I would have to pay upwards of $300. (Attempt to be intimidating).
Can they do this? The officer gave me a written warning for speeding and now because I refuse to pay the ticket but go to court, the prosecutor wants to add more charges. Is there a law that prevents of allows state's prosecutors to do this. Please note this is in the state of CT. I will really appreciate all answers. I'm hoping I will be able to motion the court for a dismissal. Any statutes provided wil bre greatly appreciated. Thanks!!