Coventry, RI asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island

Q: First speeding ticket, 10mph over speed limit. Could I request forgiveness under "good driving statute"?

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!

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Allison Abilheira
Allison Abilheira
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Warren, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: 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.

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