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If you have been charged with a civil traffic violation, you will likely interact with the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal to resolve the traffic violation. It is very common to be charged with an offense through the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal, so it is important to understand what it means to be charged with a violation through the Traffic Tribunal and how to best advocate for yourself. Even if the Traffic Tribunal makes a legal decision on your Traffic Tribunal case, there are ways to get rid of the decision through a Motion to Vacate. Attorneys would typically submit this motion to the court as a way to vacate a judge’s decision when a defendant doesn’t show up to court. Ellison Law LLC has helped many clients understand how the Traffic Tribunal works and how to avoid fines, license suspensions, and other consequences of Traffic Tribunal.

What Is The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal?

The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal is an independent court that has original jurisdiction over civil traffic offenses committed in Rhode Island. Rhode Island General Laws § 8-8.2-1 gives the Traffic Tribunal the authority to administer and adjudicate on traffic violations within its jurisdiction.

You can be charged both criminally and civilly if you are accused of a traffic offense. The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal is where the court system will hear and decide your civil case. Rhode Island District Court is where the court system will hear and decide your criminal case.

What Is A Motion To Vacate For the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal?

A Motion to Vacate at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal is a motion that you can submit to the court if you would like to request that the judge vacate or get rid of a judgment they made. Motions to Vacate for the Traffic Tribunal are often used when the court makes a decision about a case without the defending party present. An example of when you would submit a Motion to Vacate is if you miss your Traffic Tribunal court date and the court made a decision on the case without you there. You can submit this motion to the court on your own behalf, or you can get an attorney, like the attorneys at Ellison Law LLC, to submit this form for your case.

Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal cases may be intertwined with an accompanying criminal charge for the same underlying incident. Skilled criminal defense attorneys, like the attorneys at Ellison Law LLC, negotiate with prosecutors to make sure their clients get the best possible outcome for both civil and criminal traffic violation related charges. If you are facing criminal or civil charges related to traffic offenses, you can be represented by an attorney. Ellison Law LLC advocates for their clients, and they have helped many clients avoid fines and other serious consequences of civil and criminal traffic charges. If you or someone you know has been charged in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal, contact us at 401-230-5520.

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