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.
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 »
this is also my first offense no prior's other than a speeding ticket
answered on Mar 28, 2018
The answer to this question depends upon where you are being required to go to court. If you are required to go to District Court- you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You will face a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) to seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), community service, and a... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2018
A person can’t charge you with first degree robbery, it would be the state or federal government to pursue these criminal charges. Therefore, the actual person who alleged the theft occurred is likely not required to go to court unless the case is scheduled for trial and they need to testify.
Does this mean I forfeit the right to dispute a Good driving record? I misunderstood how the summons read.
answered on Mar 17, 2018
Yes, unfortunately you did. You will need to file a motion to vacate the guilty plea. You will be given a hearing date and on that date you can explain and ask to use the good driving record.
My girlfriend even told the cops that no assault occurred
answered on Feb 5, 2018
The police can still charge you with a domestic violence crime even without the “victim” being on board, if they believe there is enough evidence. You should contact an attorney to coordinate your surrender and arraignment, as you could be held at the ACI as a bail violator if you are already... Read more »
Rhode Island's Good Driving Record statute states that individuals with no traffic violations within three years can get the charge dismissed. Will my judge go off the speed that the officer marked down, or the actual speed posted which was twenty over the speed limit?
answered on Jan 26, 2018
The judge does not use the "actual/police use" speed to determine good driving eligibility, rather it goes by what the police officer actually charged you with, which in this case is 1-10 mph over.
As long as you have had your license for more than three years and have kept a... Read more »
Somebody called the police. They took me to jail. After 3 hours I paid $50 and they left me go because no one had bruises or signal of violence. They told me my wife didn't present charges but the city. Now I have to go to court with a Judge. What should I expect during this appointment. I... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2018
You should absolutely consult with and hire a lawyer. You are being charged with a domestic violence crime. Prosecutors and judges take these crimes very seriously and the penalties can include jail time, counseling, and the no contact order with your wife.
answered on Nov 23, 2017
There is no “quick” way to drop a dui. Dui’s are very technical and should be reviewed by an experienced attorney, who can evaluate your options.
1 felony conviction and 1 misdemeanor conviction. the judge already denied my 2006 misdemeanor expungement under not eligible. my felony from 2003 isnt expungement ready until 2023. will i ever be able to clean my record for employment and housing reasons? I know i am a good person and I have been... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2017
Under the current Rhode Island expungement laws, no, you cannot expunge either of the cases. In order to expunge a felony, you must be a "first time offender" which means that you can not have another other cases that resulted in probation, a suspended sentence, etc. You must also wait... Read more »
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