Defending Colin Foote Tickets

Rhode Island Traffic Tickets Defense

Michael J. Zarrella, Esq

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Providence Rhode island 02903

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Colin Foote Law Tickets

Defending the Colin Foote Law and other traffic tickets

Colin Foote Law

Due to the high amount of traffic accidents causing death and serious bodily injury, the State of Rhode Island enacted the Colin Foote Law. This statute created a habitual offender violation, where a judge or magistrate of the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal may suspend or revoke a person's license for up to two years, if it is that individual's fourth separate and distinct conviction for specifically-defined moving violations within an 18-month period. In addition, the driver would also face a fine of up to $1,000 and be ordered to attend 60 hours of drivers retraining and perform 60 hours of public community restitution. This legislation makes fighting every ticket with the right attorney that much more important.

The judges and magistrates of the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal have taken a hard-line stance on applying this law and have routinely suspended or revoked people's licenses for 1 to 2 years. You need an experienced traffic ticket Attorney who will fight for you. Losing your license for an extented period of time has great damaging consequences. Do not go to court by yourself thinking that your license will not be suspened; it likely will be suspended and will be suspended for a long period of time. You need to hire a lawyer that will fight that suspension and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Rhode Island attorney Michael Zarrella has been helping people keep their licenses since the passage of the Colin Foote Act. You need a legal ally in your corner with the experence and know-how to help you keep your license or at the very least help to minimize the suspension for those with a really bad driving history. Attorney Michael Zarrella has helped numerous clients avoid loss of license even when they fall under the Colin Foote Act.

Not all lawyers check people's driving history. Many times people have had their license suspended for violations that do not even fall under the Colin Foote Act.

Attorney Michael Zarrella has gone back and checked people's driving abstact to to show that not all the violations fall under Colin Foote Act, thereby saving his clients the suspension they would have gotten otherwise.


Moving violations that count under the Colin Foote Act

31-13-4. Obedience to devices.

31-14-1. Reasonable and prudent speeds.

31-14-2. Prima facie limits.

31-14-3. Conditions requiring reduced speeds.

31-15-5. Overtaking on the right.

31-15-11. Laned roadways.

31-15-12. Interval between vehicles.

31-15-16. Use of emergency break-down lane for travel.

31-17-4. Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.

31-20-9. Obedience to stop signs.

 31-27.1-3. "Aggressive driving" defined.

Traffic Ticket Defense

Traffic Tickets many not seem all that important but it can have a huge affect on your life. Speeding tickets often can increase your insurance rates. Numerous tickets will affect your employment, and can lead to suspension of your license. Rhode Island traffic ticket Attoney Michael Zarrella can help you fight your tickets and keep your license! Traffic tickets add up! Don't wait until they suspend your license before you call a top lawyer. Be proactive and fight your tickets and keep your license.