Whether you’ve received a traffic ticket for a minor offense or something more serious, it is still a stressful situation to deal with on your own. You may be confused about what exactly you have been cited for. You may feel worried about the potential penalties you are not facing. No matter what you are up against, it is important that you seek the guidances of an experienced Rhode Island traffic ticket attorney to help you with your case.
While so many people simply accept their fate after being cited for a traffic violation, you don’t have to do the same. To learn more, some of the most common traffic violations, as well as possible penalties, are included below to educate you about what you’re facing. You can contact our office for a consultation to receive more information.
Common Traffic Violations
Traffic violations can occur for a variety of reasons and can differ in severity. Some of the most common traffic violations you can be cited for in Rhode Island include: failing to halt at stop signs or red lights, speeding and aggressive driving, failing to use turn signals, and many others. A more serious offense you can be cited for is operating a motor vehicle without a license or insurance.
Penalties for Rhode Island Traffic Tickets
The penalties you face for a traffic violation will depend on the exact violation and just how severe it was. For example, if you are given a speeding ticket, you will likely have to pay a hefty fine for starters. It will possibly result in increased insurance rates, plus a violation on your driving record.
One of the most common consequences for a traffic violation is having your license suspended. Having your driving privileges revoked can have a negative impact on your family life and could effect your employment as well. Some reasons you may have your license suspended include: DUI/DWI offenses and refusing a breathalyzer or chemical test, committing an alcohol or drug-related offense, various traffic violations and accidents, or being determined as medically unable to drive a motor vehicle.
In some cases, you may be required to complete 60 hours worth of driver retraining courses as well as 60 hours of community service.
How We Can Help
Sometimes it can be confusing to figure out exactly what you’ve been cited for. It can be scary to think about the potential of losing your driver’s license. We can help you decipher your traffic citation and can put together a defense to decrease the penalties you face. You don’t have to simply accept what you have been handed. We aim to help you get the best possible outcome from your traffic violation case.
Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. We will let you know exactly what you’re up against for your unique case and will be there to guide you through it every step of the way. It’s important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible after being cited. The sooner you contact us, the better we can serve you.