Traffic Violations Attorney

There are so many different traffic tickets motorist can receive.  Attorney Stefanie Murphy can help resolve these traffic matters in a favorable way.  

Whether you have been stopped for:   speeding turn signal violation traffic device violation laned roadway right half of road reckless driving (a criminal offense in Rhode Island) presence of alcohol failure to wear seat belt driving on a suspended licence (a criminal offense in Rhode Island) DUI (a criminal offense in Rhode Island) refusal to submit to a chemical test hit and run

Attorney Stefanie Murphy can help fight and win your traffic tickets.   Pleading guilty, by paying the ticket, can make your insurance rate go up substantially and you could even lose your license as a result of a traffic ticket.  It is important to fight the ticket and fight hard for a dismissal.  

A Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer can explain your legal rights

Rhode Island allows for motorists who have a good driving record (no tickets within the last three years) to ask the court to dismiss the ticket for certain offenses.  The good driving statute is governed by Rhode Island General Law.  

 § 31-41.1-7  Application for dismissal based on good driving record. –  (a) Any person who has had a motor vehicle operator’s license for more than three (3) years, and who has been issued traffic violations which are his or her first violations within the preceding three (3) years, may request a hearing seeking a dismissal of the violations based upon the operator’s good driving record.    (b) Upon submission of proper proof that the operator has not been issued any other traffic violation within the past three (3) years, the charge shall, except for good cause shown or as otherwise provided by law, be dismissed based upon a good driving record; provided, that the operator pay a thirty-five dollar ($35.00) administrative fee for court costs associated with the dismissal.    (c) The traffic tribunal may not dismiss a charge pursuant to this section after six (6) months from the date of disposition. For purposes of this section, a parking ticket shall not constitute a prior violation.    (d) The following violations shall not be dismissed pursuant to this statute:    (1) Any violation within the original jurisdiction of superior or district court;    (2) A refusal to submit to a chemical test of breath, blood or urine pursuant to § 31-27-2.1;    (3) Any violation involving a school bus;    (4) Any violation involving an accident where there has been property damage or personal injury;    (5) Any speeding violation in excess of fourteen miles per hour (14 m.p.h.) above the posted speed limit;    (6) Any violation involving child restraints in motor vehicles pursuant to § 31-22-22;    (7) Any violation committed by a holder of a commercial license as defined in § 31-10.3-3 or any violation committed in a commercial motor vehicle as defined in § 31-10.3-3 by an operator who does not hold a commercial license.    (e) If the charge is dismissed pursuant to this section, records of the dismissal shall be maintained for a period of three (3) years.    (f) The judge or magistrate shall have the discretion to waive court costs and fees when dismissing a violation pursuant to this section, with the exception of the mandatory thirty-five dollars ($35.00) administrative fee provided for in § 31-41.1-7(b). 

Our Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney has the experience your case requires

Attorney Stefanie Murphy will make the litigation process as easy and efficient as possible.  Whether the ticket is heard at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal or a municipal court.  

It is important to hire a skilled attorney as soon as possible.  Contact Attorney Stefanie Murphy to discuss your case, your defenses, your rights and all your options.  Please call (401) 316-9423 or email samurphy@samurphylaw.com