Q: Pulled over going twenty over the speed limit. Officer marked I was only going 5 over the speed limit. First offense.
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?
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.
You will need to appear in court on the date listed on your ticket. Also, if you have an out of state license, you will need to get a certified or attested copy of your driving record from your licensing state and will need to bring it to court with you.
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