Allison Abilheira's answer 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 suspension.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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 record or insurance. You will need to go to court to do this. Do not pay the ticket by mail.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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 license suspension of up to sixty (60) days. However, if you are required to go to Municipal Court- you have been charged with a civil violation of a City or Town ordinance. Normally this punishment...
Allison Abilheira's answer 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.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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 on PR in another case.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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 clean record for the last three years, you will be able to have it dismissed under the good driving statute. You will only be responsible for paying court costs, which are $60.00.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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.
Allison Abilheira's answer 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 the 10 year period. There are some exceptions though, such as deferred sentences. To expunge a misdemeanor, you must not have another felony convictions and must have been convicted of less than six...
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