My wife was involved in car accident with no other motor vehicles and did not have proof of insurance at the time of incident and was never cited now after over a month they are trying to fine her is this possible by law?
I do not have sufficient information to answer this question fully or accurately. I think the answer is not one you will want hear. The Police can issue a citation after over a month, despite not contacting you earlier. You mentioned that this was a single car collision. Did the police arrive at...Read more »
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?
I received a parking ticket I contested three times by letter. After the third letter they threatened me with license suspension. The ticket is less than 90 days old. If they can do this, what is the law that allows it? Thank you.
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.
I got a speeding citation (40 in a 30) towards the end of July. The officer told me about the out of state (I'm a MA driver) 3 year record defense. I checked my record and I was probably a little over a month away from 3 years at the time of citation. Would a judge reasonably accept the... Read more »
In that situation I believe that it is worth the shot. While you may not be technically eligible for application of the Good Driving Statute, they Prosecutor and the Judge may give you some leeway since you are so close. As always, your best bet is with an experienced traffic court attorney by...Read more »
If he is 17 years old then he will not be able to use his good driving record. A good driving record requires no moving violations within the past 3 years and he has not been licensed for a full three years at this time.
Given his age and that he was ticketed going 30 mph over the speed...Read more »
No, currently you cannot pre-pay your ticket online. You can pay the ticket by mail with a check and you can attempt to call the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal (401-275-2700) with your ticket number and pay it by phone. The State is upgrading the computer system and you may be able to pre-pay...Read more »
I got my ticket and will be paying it off and get my car legitimately inspected but my questions are... (1) how will the police know if I inspected it if I do NOT need to show up if the ticket gets paid before the court date. (2) the police gave me 30 days to get it inspected, if I went to the... Read more »
sign was up and I did not stop until I was at the stop sign, at which point I noticed it and slammed on the breaks. What are my chances of getting a summon, and what are my chances of winning if I fight a conviction?
Be careful out there. As long as you didn't pass the bus, you should be OK. If you are given a citation, your chances for achieving a good result will be enhanced if you engage an attorney to assist you.
These brake light bulbs flash 3 times then stay lit with one push of the brake. Are these legal or illegal in Rhode Island? I didn't find anything that says that they would be I'd be considered illegal.
If you mean: May an officer stop someone in violation who is not from their town?, the answer is likely yes. If you are asking: Is an officer permitted to write citations outside of their jurisdiction?, that is a point that is best argued by counsel as there are some factors that MAY permit that...Read more »
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