Ticket was in Bristol R.I
answered on Nov 2, 2022
If you believe the citation is in error, you may plead your case before the judge. Simply tick the not guilty box on the ticket and the court will send you notice of the hearing. For a full analysis of your case, meet with an attorney in private to review all of the particulars.
Do I tell my attorney about the third one? The trooper straight lied said I was doing 90. I was only doing 80 I know it’s faster than the speed limit but it sure the heck wasn’t 90! I already have my attny fighting the first 2 and they also said 90 mph. Allegedly. But reduced to a speed much... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2022
Yes, it is imperative that you are forthcoming with your attorney. Failure to be honest with your attorney shall not benefit you, nor your case defense strategy.
My son was in a car accident with another party. Small accident where he rear ended the person in front of them. No one was hurt but his air bad went off. Small dent to the persons mini van. The women stated to me at the scene she was in route to a catering activity (and this wasn’t her vehicle)... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2021
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL principle nationwide, one could sue for damages they sustained by another vehicle - that seems to be the central crux of your concerns when you ask whether her claim means anything.
But... Read more »
How can he see her roll and not even be able to write the correct information that is directly in front of his face?
answered on Jul 2, 2021
Yes, you could fight the ticket on a technical basis, however if you go to trial and the office testifies that he stopped your daughter and that your daughter is one who committed the infraction, then the Court will almost always considered this technicality as a non-issue. That said, you should... Read more »
I have been driving 2 years, I have a clean record, great credit.
answered on Jun 23, 2021
Traffic ticket issued in Rhode Island so you are under the jurisdiction and law of Rhode Island. It is recommended that you contact a Rhode Island traffic ticket attorney to discuss your matter and options----depending on the circumstances, you might be able to hire the RI attorney and he might be... Read more »
answered on Apr 15, 2020
It's difficult to discern what you are asking exactly. As a RI resident, you should be able to register your vehicle in RI(and are generally required to do so). If you are going to court, bring proof of your RI registration and residence. see... Read more »
More importantly my concern is if it counts towards the Colin Foote act because I know I am close to 4 in 18 months
answered on Feb 7, 2020
If you were moving, it's likely a moving violation. The condition of rain is another factor that an attorney would also be likely to argue depending on the conditions that you were to be in during the alleged violation. If you have had a series of infractions, you would do well to retain an... Read more »
The front driver side tire was completely flst and blown out, clearly not drivable.
answered on Dec 16, 2019
This sounds like a case that would be benefited by the assistance of a licensed attorney to help file the appropriate motions and make the best arguments to defend against - - whatever it is you are accused of here. Discuss THOSE details in a confidential Attorney client meeting.
I made it almost through the intersection but had to slow since a truck was in front of me. A speeding car hit the extreme back of my car. I went back afterwards to look at the crash site. She should not have hit me. I was far enough out of the intersection. I think she was on her phone or... Read more »
I am not able to pay this ticket and have to go to court. What are my punishments? Will my license be suspened?
answered on Aug 1, 2019
The punishment and or fines will be directly related to the infractions you have been charged with. As you have not disclosed what the citation was issued for, it is nary impossible to discern what penalties you may be facing.
I had about 15 years without making payments just this year I made a few payments. Thank you for your time and answer
answered on Jul 26, 2019
Not seeing the tickets, dates, amounts, or any other details, it is nary impossible to evaluate. If you can afford to hire an attorney to assist you, that may make the process go more smoothly.
I was cited for driving on a suspended license - 2nd offense after another driver side swiped me. I wasn’t aware my license was suspended, the accident occurred in June 2018 and RI says they suspended it back in April 2016 stemming from a FTA for a traffic ticket. I understand the suspension but... Read more »
answered on May 14, 2019
Hire an attorney to muster your best defense and force the prosecution to produce their evidence.
answered on Apr 15, 2019
Yes. The law requires you to keep reasonable and prudent speed all the time. Of course, whether you ultimately kept a reasonable speed is up to a judge. So while the officer can issue the citation, you can contest it.
And didn't know that they were
answered on Feb 16, 2019
They will be best advised to be talking to their lawyer in private about the surrounding circumstances when the §31-27-9 was taken, by which mode, and under what authority as part of their confidential defense strategy. If the §31-27-9 resulted in evidence of a crime, they could be liable for... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2019
If it was in Rhode Island, yes. If you are licensed in another state, you may be required to bring a certified current copy of your driving record.
answered on Jan 29, 2019
Yes, bring a copy of your Massachusetts driving record to the hearing so the court can confirm you qualify.
Would I still need to go to the DMV to “reinstate” license? Why would they issue me a license when it came time to renew if my license was suspended?
answered on Sep 24, 2018
You will have to go to whatever court originally handled the ticket- either the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal or the Municipal Court for the city/town who issued the ticket. Once you pay the ticket, you will then need to go to the DMV to pay the reinstatement of license fee ($151.50) to clear the... Read more »
answered on Sep 21, 2018
Yes, you would just need to provide the court with a copy of your VA driving record, so that they can confirm that you have maintained a clean record for a total of three years between RI and VA.
answered on Sep 18, 2018
Contact the municipal court in the town where the ticket was issued. For restitution, contact the court where that was issued and ask for a copy.
I got my first speeding ticket (10mph over the speed limit) in RI. I had my license for a little over a year now with an absolute clean record, would it be worth going to the court pleading guilty and requesting for forgiveness? Thanks!
answered on Aug 5, 2018
You do not qualify for the good driving record, as you need to have had your license for at least three years to be able to use the good driving statute. However, a judge may allow you to do community service or simply pay Court costs for your first ticket, so that it does not go on your driving... Read more »
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