Q: Will it be easier to hire a lawyer to request 'good driving record' plea?
I am going to be out of country on the date mentioned on my citation. I have good driving record for last 5 and a half years. Is there a way I can request a dismissal before I leave?
In Rhode Island, a Lawyer can represent you at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal to enter an admission seeking dismissal under the good driving statute. If you are leaving the Country, it is in your best interest to get your affairs in order with the lawyer well before you leave.
In the alternative, you can seek a continuance on your ticket until you return to the Country. To do that, you would need to talk to the Traffic Court Prosecution Officer with the Police Department that issued you the ticket.
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