Q: In RI I have 2 speeding tickets pending. I have an attny. Court tmrw for 2nd one. Last night I got a 3rd. Tell my attny?
Do I tell my attorney about the third one? The trooper straight lied said I was doing 90. I was only doing 80 I know it’s faster than the speed limit but it sure the heck wasn’t 90! I already have my attny fighting the first 2 and they also said 90 mph. Allegedly. But reduced to a speed much less I.e. 55 in 45. Court is tomorrow for the 2nd offense and I don’t want to shake anything up before the trial. Do I tell my attny about the third citation ? Or do I wait ? Will it show in court if it’s scheduled for a month 1/2 away? I want to be open but I don’t want to bring bad energy. I was not driving at those speeds plain and simple. But divulging being pulled over again for the third time in 4 months for speeding at similar mph. Looks terrible. So do I tell my attny before or after the court appt? How can the officers just lie and say a number and credit it to the radar gun? Is their statement considered proof? Because I know the exact speed I was traveling? What do I do? Thank you.
A: Yes, it is imperative that you are forthcoming with your attorney. Failure to be honest with your attorney shall not benefit you, nor your case defense strategy.
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