Knowledgeable Counsel From Experienced Lawyers for Traffic Violations in East Greenwich

Covering Warwick, North Kingstown and Cranston

When you are in a hurry, you may not think about the fines a traffic stop can cost you. A ticket for speeding 10 miles per hour (mph) over the limit costs you $85. That fine jumps to $195 if you are accused of traveling 11 mph over the speed limit with $10 added for every additional mph you speed above that amount. In some cases, one speeding ticket can cost hundreds of dollars.

Kerry I. Rafanelli is a speeding ticket attorney in East Greenwich who treats each moving violation case seriously. We apply 30 years of trial experience to winning the best possible outcome in your traffic court case. When the moving violation rises to the level of a misdemeanor or felony, our criminal defense attorney advocates for your rights in the circuit courts.

Moving violations

The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and Municipal Courts can impose fines and license suspension for numerous types of moving violations, including:

  • Speeding through a school zone or pedestrian crosswalk
  • Tailgating
  • Running a red light
  • Driving too fast in inclement conditions
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol
  • Driving under the influence of prescription or over the counter medications
  • Driving while impaired by illegal drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driving without a driver's license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

In addition, some moving violations rise to the level of a criminal charge that can result in imprisonment and driver's license suspension.

Multiple speeding tickets and other moving violations

Speeding tickets may seem like just minor inconveniences that cost you problematic fines and fees. However, accumulating multiple tickets can add up to stiff penalties. Convictions for four moving violations within an 18 month period can result in:

  • Fine up to $1,000 in addition to the fines already imposed
  • Driving retraining education
  • Public community service
  • Significant license suspension
  • Potential driver's license revocation

In addition to the hefty fines and temporarily lost driving privileges, you may face the further financial burden of increased auto insurance premiums or policy cancellation.

Learn more about traffic ticket defense from an experienced Coventry lawyer

Consult an experienced East Greenwich attorney to defend you in traffic court. Call Kerry I. Rafanelli, Attorney at Law or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.