Wilton, Connecticut (Part 2 of 3)
(Part 2 of 3)
Like many other Fairfield County Police Departments, the Wilton Police Department has a dedicated Traffic Enforcement Unit. The Unit is committed to keeping Wilton’s roads safe, and free from accidents caused by speeding and reckless drivers. Thus, if you are ticketed for speeding, in violation of C.G.S. § 14-219 or travelling unreasonably fast in violation of C.G.S. § 14-218a, then you will likely be issued a Wilton speeding ticket for the violation. There is a small difference between the two types of violations. As the top Wilton Connecticut speeding ticket lawyers would advise, speeding usually requires that you are driving at least 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, while still maintaining a speed under 85 miles per hour. Travelling unreasonably fast, on the other hand, involves driving over the limit, but not in excess of 20 miles per hour. Traffic citations can be quite a nuisance. Often people consider just mailing in a guilty plea with a fine in order to save time. However, this can result in points on your license and an increased insurance rate. Fighting a Wilton Connecticut speeding ticket in court does not have to be so difficult. Hiring a top Wilton speeding ticket attorney, who can appear on your behalf in most cases, may preserve your driving record, save you time, and possibly money. Furthermore, if your simple traffic stop resulted in your arrest in Wilton Connecticut for DUI / DWI under CGS 14-227a, then you should consult a top Wilton Connecticut DUI / DWI criminal lawyer attorney to help you fight your case and work with you to possibly achieve a speedy dismissal of your Wilton DUI / DWI.Wilton Connecticut Domestic Violence Arrests
Wilton, along with its neighboring Fairfield towns, Weston, Westport, New Canaan and Norwalk are all part of Geographical Area 20 or GA 20, which is located at the Norwalk Superior Court. Therefore, if you arrested in Wilton Connecticut for a domestic violence crime such as Disorderly Conduct, Assault in the Third Degree, or Violation of a Criminal Protective Order, then a top Wilton Connecticut criminal lawyer will inform you that you must you must report to the Norwalk Superior Court at 17 Belden Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut on the very next business morning for your first court date, also called your “arraignment.”
Domestic violence hearings can get quite complicated, quite quickly. Typically, as the best Wilton Connecticut criminal attorneys understand, at your first Wilton domestic violence court date, a criminal court judge will issue one of three types of criminal restraining orders or protective orders. The first type of protective order, called the “Full No Contact” order, is the most restrictive. It prohibits any contact with an alleged victim and bans you from entering the alleged victim’s home, even if it is your own home. The second type of protective order, called the “Full” or “Residential Stay-Away” still prohibits you from entering the victim’s premises, but is a little less stringent, in that it allows contact and visitation. The third and final type of order, a “Partial” or “Limited” protective order, does not forbid contact nor entering into protected person’s home, but merely prohibits you from threatening, harassing, or assaulting the individual protected by the order.
In light of how serious and heavy-handed a “Full No Contact” order can be—meaning it can order you not to have any contact whatsoever with your spouse and children, and can forbid you from returning to the home that you own and pay for—it is all the more important to contact a top Wilton domestic violence criminal lawyer to give you the proper guidance in fighting your Wilton domestic violence arrest.Support Services for Victims of Domestic Violence in Wilton Connecticut
Victims of a Wilton domestic violence crime also have many local resources to tap. In fact, Wilton is one of five Fairfield County towns served by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (called the “DVCC”). The DVCC provides free support and intervention services for victims of domestic violence. These services include counseling services for both victims and their children, advocacy through every step of the criminal court process, and in extreme cases, temporary safe housing for those who need to leave their homes immediately. The DVCC is also focused on raising awareness and educating individuals in order to prevent domestic violence. The five task forces set up by the DVCC in Wilton, Weston, Westport, Darien and New Canaan assist the DVCC with their mission to prevent domestic abuse through education, intervention and counseling.Getting a Restraining Order in Wilton, Connecticut
If you are a victim of domestic violence in Wilton Connecticut, and are seeking relief in addition to the support you may receive from the Wilton Police Department or the Norwalk domestic violence court, then you can also apply for a civil restraining order in Stamford Superior Court. As any top Wilton Connecticut domestic violence criminal lawyer would advise, you will usually be entitled to an automatic hearing before a Superior Court family judge who may grant your top Wilton Connecticut restraining order lawyer’s application for a civil restraining order. Click here to learn more about the civil restraining order process.
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