Conn. courts offer new online payment for tickets

October 31, 2010 9:12:49 AM PDT
Drivers who receive Connecticut traffic tickets or criminal infraction tickets can now pay their fines while sitting at their computers.

The state Judicial Branch says it recently updated its website so it could process online payments from people using credit cards.

The mail-in option is also still available.

Paying a ticket by mail or online is considered a plea of no contest, and the conviction appears on the driver's history. No points are assessed against his or her license.

The chief court administrator, Judge Barbara Quinn, says she wants to emphasize that people can still plead not guilty, and that the branch's new online payment service does not take away people's rights to challenge tickets.

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