If you are worried about a traffic ticket, your main concern might be the fine. While fines for traffic violations are steep in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, this is only one of many consequences.
Depending on the specifics of your citation and your driving record, paying a ticket may cause your insurance rates to go up and it could even put your driver's license in jeopardy.
At Mesolella & Associates LLC, we help people understand their rights and options when facing citations for traffic violations.
When you pay a traffic ticket, you are pleading guilty to the traffic violation as cited. This might not be your only option and it might not be in your best interest. Call (401) 400-3770 to discuss your situation with a lawyer for free.
Strategic Legal Guidance For Traffic Violations
The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and municipal courts impose fines and license suspensions for a variety of moving violations. Some moving violations rise to the level of a criminal charge, and these cases are also handled in the criminal courts.
We are skilled criminal defense attorneys, and we can represent you in both court systems, as well as in the Massachusetts courts, to pursue the best possible outcomes for you.
Under the Colin Foote law in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal can suspend or revoke a person's license for up to two years upon the fourth conviction for certain moving violations within an 18-month period. This also results in a steep fine and a community service sentence.
We can help you if you have been cited or arrested for a traffic violation in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, including:
- Driving through a red light
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving without insurance
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Breath test refusal and Breathalyzer refusal
- Distracted driving, using a phone while driving and texting while driving
- Reckless driving
We can also help you if you would like to clear old tickets from your record and get your driver's license.
Schedule A Free Case Review
To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, call (401) 400-3770 or schedule a free consultation by filling out this form. Our law office is conveniently located in downtown Providence, and off-street parking is available.