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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Rhode Island on
Q: hello my license is suspended for the unsatisfied judgement act I was wondering Wat I could do to help me straighten out

I was never served papers and never had my day in court I went to re-new my license and was told about the unsatisfied judgment law

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jan 2, 2017

Meet with an attorney. Be prepared to compensate them for the time it will take for them to research your case and advise you.

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Q: How do I get a speeding ticket off my record in RI?

Hi, I'm 18 and in RI and I just got a speeding ticket for 1-10 miles per hour over. It was really 25 over in a 50 mph zone but the officer put it down to five because I was honest and said I was in fact speeding to him (my dad said it was a mistake). I could pay the fine, but I want to make... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jan 2, 2017

Hire an attorney to go to court with you to help defend this. That will maximize your chances for a good result. Do not make admissions or statements that may be taken that way here or elsewhere.

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Q: If my car passed state inspection can they still give me a ticket for my car ? Even if the exhaust is after market ?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Aug 31, 2016

If the car is complaint with all state regulations and has a current inspection sticker, it is not likely you will receive a ticket for the offense of having a non-complaint inspection. However, If your aftermarket exhaust is found to violate local noise ordinance, you may receive a ticket for that... Read more »

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Q: Do we need a lawyer for aggressive driving hearing in the state of Rhode Island?

daughter was told to plead guilty and they would go easy on her as it is a first offense. She was driving a motorcycle and pulled over by an unmarked detective.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Aug 31, 2016

A lawyer could be of significant assistance as the prosecution has NO interest in your disposition and is primarily interested in increasing their convictions. Yes, they are often lenient on first offenders. BUT, depending on the FACTS, you may well have a case that could be presented by an... Read more »

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Q: How much is a no registration and no insurance ticket in RI?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Aug 21, 2016

Usually, the judge assesses the fines and then adds the court costs if you are found guilty.

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Q: I got pulled over by a state trooper for tail lights being out but i missed court what can happen?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jun 13, 2016

FINES and further penalties. Enlist an attorney to assist you in sorting it out.

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Q: Can a video tape of a speeding car taken by a civilian be used to give the driver a ticket?

If I saw a car speeding and managed to get a video of it along with its license plate could I turn that into the police and could they use it to give the driver a ticket? If so how long would I have to turn in the tape?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Dec 10, 2015

Wikipedia informs: Rhode Island

In 2001, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled in Diane S. Cronan ex rel. State v. John J. Cronan that a private citizen could file criminal complaints for misdemeanors. However, prosecution of felonies remains limited to the state. Private prosecutors also...
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Q: Can my fine prices get reduced for driving on a suspended licence about 4 times?

Over last 4 years get caught almost once a year driving on a suspended licence. I want to get my lice back but the fines are so expensive.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Dec 10, 2015

If you can afford a car, and insurance, the best way to avoid these fines is to also procure a license. Otherwise, a bus pass is a great value, if you are close to a bus line.

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Q: How can I find or even look at my parking tickets online with out having to go to court?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Dec 10, 2015

Make an appointment to visit your local friendly attorney's office. They(we) have computer access to those records.

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Q: received a littering ticket by Rhode island state police, I missed the court date could I have a warrant??

I missed my court date do they issue warrants? How can I find out if I have awarrant from the traffic tribunal in Rhode island??

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Aug 24, 2015

It may well be time to go to the court and "clean up" your record. Doing nothing is not advisable.

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Q: I just got pulled over and the cops said my licence was suspended for failure to pay but cantcan't find the ticket ?cani

They said I didn't stop for a school bus but I know it ain't true I work ona bus..when he went to show me he couldn't find the ticket on his comp, how can I get this fixed? Anyone! !!please I could loose my job..

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on May 12, 2015

Hire an attorney or go to the traffic tribunal.

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Q: Who gets the ticket in their driving record ?

Let's say a car is registered under person A names but the insurance is under person B but person C got a ticket from a bus Driver because person c failed to stop.... No cops involved but got a ticket a few weeks later in the mail.. This ticket is gonna be on who driving record ?im asking this... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 14, 2015

Do you write questions for the Bar Exam? If not you should. This is a good one. The owner is responsible for his property. So if A loans his car to B who runs a Bus Stop sign C the ticket will issue to the registered owner.

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Q: what happens if you recieve three seatbelt tickets within twelve months
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 14, 2015

You go to court, pay fines, and the judge decides which penalties are appropriate.

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Q: I got pulled over for no registration and the cop gave me the court copy of the ticket that I signed. Am I still charged
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a traffic court attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: I was cut off on the highway, i pulled over when state trooper put lights on and the other guy left.

State trooper said she "might" issue a ticket and if she did it would be for something like a turn signal that i could just get dismissed. that was it.

I received ticket for turn signal and using break down lane (which was never discussed) also she said it would be 1 citation and... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a traffic court attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: Can you issue a warrant for someone if they werent given a ticket or summons at the time of being pulled over?

I got pulled over and let go, they asked me to bring in proof that my license was valid, but it isn't. and they now want to issue a warrant for my arrest if I don't bring in proof.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see an attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: I have 3 speeding tickets within the past 12 months and I just received a court summons. Will my license be suspended?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Feb 5, 2015

It is possible that you may have fallen into the provisions of that law that requires suspension. Meet with and retain an Attorney to review the particulars and assist you in protecting your rights.

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Q: I have an expired Puerto Rico drivers licese. I want to go get an RI license and cant get pr drivers record.

Cant get my PR drivers record cause I have to pay fines. WIll my PR fines show up in RI DMV? I did get a ticket in RI with my PR license. This license was suspended and I have payed the fine but not reinstated it yet.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Feb 5, 2015

It is possible that the records are shared via the interstate compact. When you apply for reinstatement, the RI DMV will be happy to inform you which fines remain unsatisfied.

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Q: Where exactly are LED lights prohibited on a car in Rhode Island

Say if I wanted to put them on the underbody or the Wheel Well

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Feb 5, 2015

Read the Regulations and learn everything you ever wanted to know of vehicular illumination.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title31/31-24/INDEX.HTM

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Q: If you have a speeding ticket + a ticket for failure to have passenger in a seatbelt, will you have your license suspend
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jun 11, 2014

Consult with an attorney to review your past driving offenses and give you an accurate answer based on you driving history.

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