For the last ticket you received, did you think about consulting a Providence traffic violation lawyer? An attorney can help protect your driving privileges because if you get too many tickets, it could lead to the suspension of your license. Whether you get a ticket for failure to use your turn signal, a routine traffic stop, or speeding violation, hiring a traffic violation attorney can have a significant impact in keeping off points on your driver’s license, reducing excessive fines, or avoiding high insurance premiums.
Moving and Parking Violations
When you get a traffic ticket, you can categorize it as either a parking violation or a moving violation. There are legal consequences for both, which the judicial system does not take lightly. Although, since more damage or harm can get caused when a car is a motion, moving violations carry more massive fines and result in more substantial penalties than traffic law breaches related to parking offenses. The list below highlights a few different traffic violations:
Not wearing a seat belt
Not signaling on a turn
Unauthorized parking in a designated handicap space
Not paying a parking meter
Driving while on a cell phone without using hands-free accessibility options
Transporting small children without using a car seat
The Aims of a Providence Traffic Violation Lawyer
An attorney specializing in traffic law can defend you in traffic court for a routine violation such as running a stop sign or more severe offenses such as driving while under the influence. An experienced lawyer attempts to get tickets dismissed, negotiate alternative punishment, or work to get you lighter or reduced penalties.
A seasoned traffic ticket lawyer can get a violation dismissed if you comply with a probationary period that doesn't get supervised, the issuing officer doesn’t show to court, or you opt to the plea of another less severe non-moving violation. Keep in mind, even if the lawyer is successful in getting a ticket dismissed, the court can still order you to pay a portion or all the related fines.
Negotiation for Alternative Penalties
The most familiar alternate option to regular violation penalties is to attend traffic school. If your attorney can arrange for you to be present at traffic school, a few things can get accomplished:
lowered insurance rates
removal of any driver's license points or accumulation prevention
the ticket gets dismissed
A traffic violation lawyer will probably urge you to attend traffic school if a judge offers it instead of far worse penalties.
Ticket Penalty Reduction
In most cases, when a lawyer can reduce ticket discipline, it means the judge lowers your fines or lets them go entirely. Unfortunately, regardless of whether your attorney can get points eliminated from your driver's license, the violation will remain recorded on your driving history.
If you or a loved one need representation for a Rhode Island traffic violation, contact Rory Munns, Attorney at Law. Rory's Downtown Providence office is conveniently located next the J. Joseph Garrahy courthouse at 127 Dorrance St Providence, RI 02903.