Experienced Defense Lawyers Protecting Rights With Traffic Offenses
Serving Drivers in Warren, Providence and all of Rhode Island
Reasons To Choose Our Firm
- Aggressive & Insightful Representatives
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- Available 24/7 To Our Clients
- Consistent Client Communication Provided
- Personalized Attention & Honest Counsel Delivered
- Legal Defenses Built That Are Tailor Fit To Your Specific Case
While a traffic offense may seem like a minor event, it can have frustrating and long lasting effects on your everyday life. Penalties like license suspensions, increased insurance rates, and even loss of employment due to a bad driving record are just a few of the many consequences that can result from a traffic offense. That is why it is in your best interest to retain counsel to help you fight your traffic ticket.
Abilheira Law, LLC protects motorists in Rhode Island from unnecessary traffic offenses by providing the knowledge, advocacy, and support every client needs to ensure their case has a favorable result. Because traffic offenses are so prevalent, the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal is often filled with frustrated drivers from all over the State. The busy nature of the courthouse often works to move defendants in and out as quickly as possible, which leads to many motorists failing to receive an adequate opportunity to defend themselves against their tickets.
Here at Abilheira Law, LLC, our Rhode Island traffic offense attorneys have the legal skill to navigate the process and pursue a favorable ruling. Call us today at (401) 245-5100!
Speeding Tickets and Suspended Licenses
We’ve all caught ourselves speeding at one point or another, but when the police catch us, it can result in a stiff fine, increased insurance rates and a violation on our driving records. Abilheira Law, LLC protects individuals from speeding ticket consequences by providing practical and informative legal counsel that serves your best interests. A suspended license is one of the more common consequences resulting from traffic violations. Since many of us rely on a vehicle to go about our daily lives, a suspended license can have negative and lasting impact on your family and employment.
Reasons for a license suspension in Rhode Island include:
- DUI/DWI offenses and refusing a breathalyzer
- Alcohol/drug-related offenses
- Traffic violations and accidents
- Being determined as medically unable to drive a vehicle
Suspended Licenses: Colin B. Foote Act
The Colin B. Foote Act (Rhode Island General Law 31-27-24) was instated after a young man, Colin Foote, was killed in a car crash. The driver who caused the crash had a lengthy and dangerous driving history. As a result, the Rhode Island legislature passed the Act to target drivers who continuously violate traffic laws and are considered hazardous to others on the road. Colin B. Foote violators face substantial penalties.
The penalties may include:
- Fine costing up to $1,000
- Fulfill 60 hours of driver retraining courses ($800 approximate cost)
- Fulfill 60 hours of community service
- 1-year license suspension
- License revocation up to 2 years
These are examples of the most common moving violations:
- Using the breakdown lane for travel
- Failing to halt at stop signs or red lights
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Failing to use turning signals
- Lane roadway violations
- Following too close/Distance between vehicles
It is important that you familiarize yourself with the law concerning license suspensions and the Colin B. Foote Act. You should know that each time you sign off on your traffic citation, you are acknowledging fault and will be forced to pay fines, accumulate tickets, and risk a license suspension. Don’t be caught off-guard! Let our Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys share our insight and knowledge of Rhode Island traffic law to safeguard you from losing your license. If your license has been suspended or you have received a ticket for any other type of traffic offense, Abilheira Law, LLC wants to help you protect your license.
Call our Rhode Island traffic offense lawyers today or fill out a free case evaluation to learn how we can assist you.