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Ervin Kibria Law Reviews:

Ervin Kibria Law
5.0
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D Browngetdown
D Browngetdown
19:50 25 Sep 20
Mr. Kibria Nabeel is one awesome lawyer.I contacted him on my sons case which was a very complex hectic case in which all evidence was stacked against my child. My son was looking at years maybe even some decades in jail for a crime that was committed in Washington DC over the Summer of 2020, which happened to involve police, guns and etc.I contacted Mr. Nabeel one late afternoon after talking to several lawyers who wanted thousands of dollars I didn’t have. At the time of the call I was truly at my wits end. I found him through a Google search.He listened to me tell him my sons case, he had a sympathetic ear, he was understanding, and after reviewing the case he accepted it and had several solutions.He was and is a very professional, very understanding person and lawyer. He was able to give me the ins and outs of what can be done and what he will do, he didn’t make any promises but one, and that was, he would do his best to get my child home as soon as possible.Mr. Nabeel did exactly that. He worked his magic!My son is looking at a very reasonable amount of small time compared to what the Public Defender was talking about. I can’t thank Mr. Nabeel enough.Long story short, if you want a great lawyer that won’t rob you blind for money and will work hard to get you the best outcome, then put your trust in Mr. Nabeel.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.read more
Leila Issifi
Leila Issifi
22:22 14 Sep 20
Got a ridiculous case and Mr. Kibria got the case dismissed. Very responsive and professional. Highly recommend.
david sumner
david sumner
19:44 27 Aug 20
I’ve known Mr. Kibria and his firm for a long time and watched him work. He is the epitome of a top rated attorney. If you need a DC lawyer and law firm for any reason he and his firm are the immediate go to. Nobody understands people, the courts and the system like he and is firm. Unparalleled is the word best used.read more
Curtis Powell
Curtis Powell
15:47 20 Aug 20
Very informative and professional at what he does. He was very helpful in my case and did an amazing job. Highly recommended.read more
Jennifer Rous
Jennifer Rous
17:17 16 Aug 20
Mr. Kibria was very responsive and professional in assisting us with my son’s legal case. He was available when needed and provided information to help us understand all options and the settlement.read more
Mark Gelker
Mark Gelker
17:14 16 Aug 20
Awesome response time with a good sense of pride for his business. Very litigious individual who knows his rights and laws very well! Helped me get out of my situation with ease and set up a great deal. I would definitely recommend for anyone who got into any mishaps.read more
Sam Khan
Sam Khan
16:08 28 Feb 20
Outstanding experience with this attorney and his firm were exceptional. Really saved my family from a disaster. A really great DC attorney, super responsive and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended!read more
Noman Jamshidy
Noman Jamshidy
15:11 25 Feb 20
Oh my god Mr. Kibria was amazing. I was so nervous about a ridiculous situation. From the start he told me he would keep me safe and take care of everything. He did exactly that but i did not expect how quickly he took care of things and all very professionally. I am so relieved and thankful. Outstanding DC lawyer who communicates exceptionally. I can’t recommend him and the firm enough!I really really appreciate your help Mr. Kibria.read more
N. Rice
N. Rice
20:18 21 Feb 20
Just got off the phone with Mr. Kibria. Definitely can tell he cares about getting fair results for his clients from the way he handles himself on the phone as well as in person. He doesn’t just spit out a price like other attorneys, he actually hears you out. Also his prices are at least 30% lower than any other quotes I’ve gotten in the city. I don’t know why you’d go anywhere else!read more
Ben Marsh
Ben Marsh
14:58 13 Feb 20
Wonderful DC defense lawyer. Got my case dismissed. His communication and professionalism is exceptional. Took care of me just like he said he would. Definitely call this firm if you need a top notch DC attorney! Also very fair with fees.read more
Alejandra Argueta
Alejandra Argueta
18:01 03 Feb 20
Mr. Kibria was truly amazing. I’ve never knew a lawyer would be so hands on with a case. He helped me through a serious and difficult time and helped protect me and my family. Not only was he always available when I needed him, no matter what, he also did so much to make sure I was safe. Hopefully I never need a lawyer again anywhere but if I do Mr. Kibria is the only lawyer I want. If they had more than 5 star I would give him more.read more
Antonio Smith
Antonio Smith
14:48 22 Jan 20
Mr. Kibria is an amazing attorney. I can’t say enough about. He truly saved me in a difficult period in my life where I was facing a lot of time behind bars. I am so glad I had him as an attorney. People should call him if they need a great attorney. He went above and beyond what was asked of him. He’s not just a amazing attorney but a wonderful person. Treated me and my family like we were his family.read more
Erin Escobar
Erin Escobar
15:25 19 Dec 19
Had a complicated case and decided to reach out to many lawyers, but then I got in contact with the best DC defense Lawyer – Mr. Kibria. My main concern was having a record on file that would prevent me from jobs. From the very beginning he made me feel comfortable as he was attentive and always available. I got a favorable outcome and could not be more satisfied with his work. He and his firm were amazing from beginning to end. He did exactly what he told me he would do from the start and always kept my anxiety at bay. Also the fees and rates at this firm were amazing given then lengths they go to to deliver the best representation in town. Mr. Kibria and his firm get my highest recommendation!read more
Yeshiwas Sewayehu
Yeshiwas Sewayehu
14:27 26 Nov 19
Outstanding DC defense lawyer. Can’t say enough. Got my case dismissed immediately. Also was always available when I needed him from minute one. Great rates too. Simply the best! Mr. Kibria and his firm are exceptional.read more
Adarsh Natwa
Adarsh Natwa
18:17 18 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria did an exceptional job representing me. I was in a wrong place, wrong time situation, and Mr. Kibria did his best in getting my case dismissed ASAP. He only ensured the best outcome for me, and I’m thankful for his services. On top of that he treated me like a family member and was ALWAYS available to me and my family members who had questions. ALWAYS AVAILABLE! Fantastic DC defense lawyer. Also outstanding rates. In short, I’d say the best in the business in DC!read more
Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith
16:31 15 Nov 19
Unmatched professionalism and service. Mr. Kibria was excellent. He got my cases dismissed and did it all while keeping my anxiety low. Not only did he dismiss all if my cases he was always available when I needed me and took care of me like I was family. Firm was also immensely fair with their rates/fees. Cant say enough about Mr. Kibrias representation of me. Outstanding DC defense lawyer! The only attorney in DC you should look to.read more
donna maurer
donna maurer
15:02 15 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. We don’t know what we’d do if he didn’t answer the phone. Truly a god-send. No one else even picked up. Then in regards to handling me and my case. Mr. Kibria treated me like a family member. He went above and beyond the call of duty and got me through a very difficult situation. He delivered in excellent fashion. Can’t say enough about him and the firm. A great attorney. He has my highest recommendation!read more
Tiki Taka
Tiki Taka
15:14 28 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were fantastic! Got my serious case dismissed. But above all its clear that the reviews and reputation are above and beyond everything i read before hiring him and the firm. He truly goes above and beyond the call of duty and he truly cares for the client. Also always available when needed and always answering all questions concerns and anxiety. The best. I urge everyone to retain this firm if they need a DC defense lawyer. Fees are also very fair given that he is top dc lawyer.read more
Clinton Leonard
Clinton Leonard
15:48 25 Oct 19
Amazing attorney and firm. Excellent DC defense attorney. Simply put he made my problems go away almost in a snap. Always available when i needed him and also extremely fair in regards to fees. This firm and Mr. Kibria are the go to if you need a top DC lawyer.read more
Tre Carlee
Tre Carlee
16:03 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were superb. I can’t say enough. Amazing lawyer. Had a serious case but he got it dismissed immediately. I didn’t have to do a thing. He was always available whenever i needed to talk. Always kept me informed and calm and did everything he said he was going to do. Great dc defense attorney. The lawyer and the firm to hire if you need one in DC. Truly outstanding!read more
John Harrison
John Harrison
15:16 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. I was charged unfairly for a wrong place wrong time deal. Mr. Kibria got my case dismissed immediately. I was so relieved. He was available to me at all times to answer all my questions and keep me calm. He did exactly what he said he would do. I am going to keep him as my lawyer for everything. Also very fair on fees. You should absolutely call Mr. Kibria if you are in trouble.-Attorney Nabeel Kibriaread more
Hyeon Jo
Hyeon Jo
13:59 17 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing! Had a serious case but Mr. Kibria got it dismissed immediately. He is a great DC defense attorney. Amazing client engagement and responsiveness. Available at all times of need and very fair with fees. Beyond pleased. Please call Mr. Kibria if you need a DC attorney!read more
Abdul Ab
Abdul Ab
14:09 10 Sep 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got bogus case dismissed immediately. Excellent client engagement and communication. Extremely satisfied. Highly recommend. Great DC attorney.read more
Umair Ali
Umair Ali
18:13 05 Sep 19
Nabeel and his firm are as good as it gets. Nobody better if you’re in trouble in DC. Hands down the best Washington DC criminal and DUI lawyers around! Don’t waste your time or money with anyone else. Put your trust and life in these guys hands. They will absolutely take care of you and always have your best interests at heart.read more
William Matthews
William Matthews
14:30 30 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed. Excellent attorney who was always available when needed and fought aggressively for me. Also very fair with fees. I highly recommend him and the firm. If you need a DC defense attorney make sure to call him.read more
Helton mejia
Helton mejia
17:37 28 Aug 19
I was really scare to start this process, being my first offense. I was expecting the worst based on my case but Mr. Kibria. fought for my case and got me a way lower outcome. Excellent DC defense attorney. Always available when I needed him. He is the guy to call in DC. Highest Recommendation!read more
정우영
정우영
14:00 27 Aug 19
Mr.Kibria and his firm were excellent. Adjusted court dates for me due to travel and got my case dismissed immediately. Communication and client service was unbelievable. Excellent attorney , excellent firm. Highest recommendation. Be sure to call them.read more
Franklin Osorio
Franklin Osorio
15:44 13 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. Made a bad situation go away. He got my case dismissed. Also his care and communication are second to none. Always available when needed with answers to all questions. Also he and his firm were very fair and generous when it came to pricing. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the go to for sure in Washington DC. Highest recommendation.read more
Samantha W
Samantha W
14:51 07 Aug 19
Nabeel is an excellent attorney. He was always available for questions and kept me informed through every step of the process. I am co fife the that with any other lawyer, my situation would have been quite different. Mr. Kibria did everything in his power to help me and was personally invested in me. I am so grateful for his help.read more
Noe Martinez
Noe Martinez
16:30 06 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria was outstanding. Best Washington DC defense attorney hands down. Took a terrible situation and resolved it for me. He got my case dismissed. On top of everything his communication and responsiveness are exceptional. He was there at all times of need. Also very affordable for a top lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more
Justice Wayne
Justice Wayne
15:48 28 Jun 19
Very professional and handle my case very well. Fight very hard for the case and made the impossible happen in my case. I Would recommend him to anyone. I would say hes the best Washington DC criminal defense lawyer. His communication and client engagement are unmatched. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the people to go to. Also prices were incredibly fair.read more
Peter Otunba
Peter Otunba
17:10 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. He made a terrible situation a lot better and was willing to keep on fighting at every turn. He had my back throughout the process. Excellent DC defense attorney, also extremely affordable for a top rated DC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more
Eyob Mengistu
Eyob Mengistu
16:21 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Fantastic DC defense attorney. Went above and beyond the call for me. Got my case dismissed within the first appearance. Mr. Kibria has my highest recommendation! Also very fair when it came to his fees- best I’ve seen for a top rated attorney.read more
Ken Baktai
Ken Baktai
17:04 21 Jun 19
Mr Kibria and his firm were excellent. He got my case dismissed immediately. Great DC defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm. Very affordable!!!!read more
Pre Gib
Pre Gib
13:26 11 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed right away. Excellent dc defense attorney. Great communication. Gave me an idea from the start how things would go and what he would do and that’s exactly what he did. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.read more
Jesus Enriquez
Jesus Enriquez
13:52 29 May 19
Mr Kibria and he’s law firm did a magnificent job helping me with my federal criminal case. He helped me answer questions and weren’t even related to the case. I would definately recommend his business and his trust. Excellent DC defense attorney!read more
Eamonn McCaffrey
Eamonn McCaffrey
16:14 20 May 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm are amazing. I can’t say enough. Initially I was with a public defender. Although I had met and consulted with Mr. Kibria I decided to stay with the public defender figuring it was all the same with any lawyer. I was so wrong. My public defender was forcing me to eat a bs charge and i basically thought I had no choice but to agree. Weeks later when I was in court ready to eat the charge, Mr. Kibria saw me an asked what I was doing. I told him and he said I was crazy to eat a charge given the facts of my case. He said he would get my case dismissed. He took my case right then and there and requested a dismissal,l. In fact he got the government to agree to dismissal even before I had paid him. He got my case dismissed as he said he would. Unbelievable. He is the best defense attorney in Washington DC bar none. If you need a defense lawyer in dc don’t bother calling anyone else.read more
Rebecca Huang
Rebecca Huang
15:13 03 May 19
Mr . Kibria and his from were excellent. He told me how things were going to go from the start and that’s exactly how it went, in fact better. Client engagement and communication were second to none. Great DC defense attorney. Highly recommended.read more
Markee Young
Markee Young
13:37 30 Apr 19
Wow. Amazing. Hired Mr. Kibria to replace public defender for some crazy trumped up charges the police were trying to bring me down on, some serious charges. Mr. Kibria was on the case for 3 weeks and got my case completely dismissed even before the next court date! Truly preserved my life and career. This guy is the defense attorney in DC to hire. Don’t mess around with any other lawyers, directly call this man.read more
Sami Swag
Sami Swag
16:40 23 Apr 19
Great firm, great attorney. Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed and got me through the court process very fast. He told me exactly how things would go when he took my case and that’s exactly how it went. His communication with me at all times was great and immediate. Also he was very generous to me with his rates since I am a student. I highly recommend him and this firm.read more
Victoria Steriopoulos
Victoria Steriopoulos
13:59 23 Apr 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent throughout the entire process. Mr. Kibria is a great DC defense attorney, he got my case dismissed immediately. Highly responsive and great fee rates. He’s the lawyer to go to in DC.read more
Keith Jones
Keith Jones
16:14 19 Apr 19
Mr Kibria is a fantastic and expert DC defense attorney. He was outstanding every step of the way. On top of everything his communication and client advocacy is second to none. Also affordable. I give him and the firm my highest recommendation.read more
Wilmer Meza
Wilmer Meza
13:51 19 Mar 19
Excellent Washington DC defense attorney. I was from out of state and he got my case dismissed immediately. I did not have to come back to court. Great communication and very affordable. I highly recommend.read more
orin mcintosh
orin mcintosh
15:47 26 Feb 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed immediately. Furthermore his communication and client engagement is unlike any other. I highly recommend. Also very affordable.read more
Arnab Kar
Arnab Kar
13:40 15 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria for a fedral court case . He got rid of my case right away. Mr Kibria is a fantastic defense attorney. I was extremely pleased with him. Extremely affordable and highly personalized service. His communication throughout the process was exceptional.If you need a defense attorney in the District of Columbia you should definitely hire him and his firm!read more
Nancy Hernandez
Nancy Hernandez
15:37 13 Aug 18
I hired Mr. Kibria I had a serious charge gave me a excellent price he helped me out through the whole process. I really recommend him. Did a amazing job ! Great customer service.read more
Reco jackson
Reco jackson
14:22 13 Aug 18
I retained Mr. Kibria to represent against some serious charges that would have come with definite jail time and seriously affected/complicated my life and my family.However Mr. Kibria fought hard throughout the entire process to ensure that i would not face the terrible hardships the charges presented and in fact gor a great deal that allowed me to continue on with my life and take care of my family.Above all he provides highly personalized representation and was available to me anytime i needed him and provided clear communication at all times. He and his firm were also extremely affordable. If you need a DC attorney I highly recommend Mr. Kibria and this firm.read more
Kathon Van Hook
Kathon Van Hook
14:23 06 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria to help with me with some serious , complicated, complex and frankly nerve wracking issues. I retained Mr. Kibria and his firm based on his extensive experience and practice in DC. Mr. Kibria walked me through exactly how he was going to handle my case and resolve my situation. Mr. Kibria delivered on all his promises. His services were highly personalized and his communications with me were constant and clear. He was available whenever I needed him. He took care of my issues exactly as he said e would.If you need a defense lawyer in The District of Columbia. Mr. Kibria is definitely the guy to hire!read more
Karmen Josipovic
Karmen Josipovic
14:19 10 Jul 18
He was great the case was imideatelly dismissed. Extremely affordable. Excellent DC criminal lawyer. A must hire if you are in legal trouble in DC.read more
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  • 5 star review  Great firm, great attorney. Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed and got me through the court process very fast. He told me exactly how things would go when he took my case and that’s exactly how it went. His communication with me at all times was great and immediate. Also he was very generous to me with his rates since I am a student. I highly recommend him and this firm.

    thumb Sami Swag
    4/23/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed right away. Excellent dc defense attorney. Great communication. Gave me an idea from the start how things would go and what he would do and that’s exactly what he did. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.

    thumb Pre Gib
    6/11/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm are amazing. I can’t say enough. Initially I was with a public defender. Although I had met and consulted with Mr. Kibria I decided to stay with the public defender figuring it was all the same with any lawyer. I was so wrong. My public defender was forcing me to eat a bs charge and i basically thought I had no choice but to agree. Weeks later when I was in court ready to eat the charge, Mr. Kibria saw me an asked what I was doing. I told him and he said I was crazy to eat a charge given the facts of my case. He said he would get my case dismissed. He took my case right then and there and requested a dismissal,l. In fact he got the government to agree to dismissal even before I had paid him. He got my case dismissed as he said he would. Unbelievable. He is the best defense attorney in Washington DC bar none. If you need a defense lawyer in dc don’t bother calling anyone else.

    thumb Eamonn McCaffrey
    5/20/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr Kibria is a fantastic and expert DC defense attorney. He was outstanding every step of the way. On top of everything his communication and client advocacy is second to none. Also affordable. I give him and the firm my highest recommendation.

    thumb Keith Jones
    4/19/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr . Kibria and his from were excellent. He told me how things were going to go from the start and that’s exactly how it went, in fact better. Client engagement and communication were second to none. Great DC defense attorney. Highly recommended.

    thumb Rebecca Huang
    5/03/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr Kibria and his firm were excellent. He got my case dismissed immediately. Great DC defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm. Very affordable!!!!

    thumb Ken Baktai
    6/21/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Fantastic DC defense attorney. Went above and beyond the call for me. Got my case dismissed within the first appearance. Mr. Kibria has my highest recommendation! Also very fair when it came to his fees- best I’ve seen for a top rated attorney.

    thumb Eyob Mengistu
    6/25/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. He made a terrible situation a lot better and was willing to keep on fighting at every turn. He had my back throughout the process. Excellent DC defense attorney, also extremely affordable for a top rated DC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.

    thumb Peter Otunba
    6/25/2019
  • 5 star review  Very professional and handle my case very well. Fight very hard for the case and made the impossible happen in my case. I Would recommend him to anyone. I would say hes the best Washington DC criminal defense lawyer. His communication and client engagement are unmatched. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the people to go to. Also prices were incredibly fair.

    thumb Justice Wayne
    6/28/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria was outstanding. Best Washington DC defense attorney hands down. Took a terrible situation and resolved it for me. He got my case dismissed. On top of everything his communication and responsiveness are exceptional. He was there at all times of need. Also very affordable for a top lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.

    thumb Noe Martinez
    8/06/2019

Experienced DC Traffic Lawyer

Speeding and failure to obey posted traffic signs are the most common traffic violations in the District of Columbia. Generally, a speeding offense means you were driving faster than the posted speed limit for the street, road, or highway. Speed limits can vary depending on one the area and the type of road you’re on. In most cases, speeding is a simple ticket, but when you drive too far over the speed limit, it can be considered reckless driving and become a crime.

It’s also important to know that even though speeding is a simple ticket, paying the fine is the same as pleading guilty and will result in the accumulation of demerit points on your license. Pleading guilty to speeding and paying the ticket also could affect you if you’re charged with another traffic offense in the future.

Multiple infractions can increase penalties, and black marks on your driving history can affect your ability to work out future traffic charges. In fact, if you accumulate too many points on your license within a specific period of time, in DC, your license can be suspended or even revoked, which will lead to extreme complications in your day-to-day life and will most likely to cause your insurance rates to skyrocket or even lead to the cancellation of your insurance policy.

If you already have points on your license, or want to preserve a clean driving record, it may be worthwhile to consult an experienced traffic defense lawyer before pleading guilty and paying a speeding or traffic ticket. An attorney may be able to spot defenses to your particular speeding or traffic ticket and get the infraction dismissed or your penalties reduced.

Looking to Fight a DC Traffic Ticket?

Fighting a DC traffic ticket at the DC DMV in front of a hearing examiner/administrative law judge can be an intimidating, overwhelming and time-consuming process. The process can also be very daunting and confusing if you are not familiar with it or have no experience fighting a traffic ticket at the DC DMV.  What most people don’t know is that they have different options as to how to respond to a ticket. Most people think their only options are to either admit or deny.  However, the option to admit to an explanation is also available.

If you do pay/admit guilt for a ticket, you will be found liable and the DC traffic points will be assessed by the DMV, but if you admit with an explanation, the hearing examiner/administrative law judge will be willing to consider waiving points and hear out your explanation. Any person  can show up to the hearing  and try to explain to an administrative law judge what they did, and why they believe they should not be found guilty or that they were guilty but there was some reason why they should be given reprieve or “a pass.”

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The Importance of a DC Traffic Lawyer

However, it’s very  hard to understate how important it is having an experienced attorney who actually knows specific DC traffic regulations; knows what the examiner/judge will look for in determining whether or not to waive the points, and who also knows how to best present a case in the most favorable light to the person charged with the ticket. Hiring the right DC trafiic lawyer is important not just for the fact that the process of  fighting a ticket in DC is overwhelming and unfamiliar to most people, but because it’s a complicated area of law with a variety of nuances that, usually, only a lawyer can understand and navigate. Unfortunately for most people who are not attorneys, DC traffic laws and regulations are not something that is as clearly defined as  a lot of other types of law- it changes. The D.C. Council frequently passes new regulations,which do impact every person driving within the District of Columbia, whether they know it or not.

A DC traffic lawyer can help you carefully assess your situation and the severity of the traffic infraction before you spend time and/or money to contest a traffic ticket. For some tickets, liability isn’t so clear cut.  Sometimes the police officer may make errors on the face of your ticket.  a DC traffic lawyer will always help you  READ YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET CAREFULLY and ask- Did he write down the correct license plate?  What about the location?  Was the alleged traffic infraction correctly cited?

DC traffic tickets are not impossible to beat. Also, remember that DC traffic citations are civil infractions and not criminal.  Therefore, simply showing up alone at the DMV, to fight a ticket with just a simple personal defense of, “There was a tree branch covering the sign and that’s why I didn’t see the sign,” will usually not be a successful argument. But if you hire an experienced DC traffic lawyer,  there may be a more effective way to present essentially that same argument to the hearing examiner/administrative law judge in a way that will result in having the ticket overturned/dismissed.

Another reason important reason you should always seek an experienced DC traffic lawyer when fighting a DC traffic ticket is for the very important notion of maintaining a clean and clear driving record.  It should be of utmost importance, for several factors (job, family, health, insurance, etc.),  that people keep a clean driving record.  Driving in DC is difficult, and can be a headache, sometimes driving in DC is a straight out nightmare.

The attorneys at Ervin Kibria PLLC, understand that we are all human; people do get tickets – even the best drivers get tickets – but that doesn’t mean people should have their lives become a nightmare due to a marred driving record.  Therefore, in order to maintain a clean driving record, it is wise to hire an experienced traffic attorney who can definitely maximize the chances of a favorable outcome at a DMV hearing, and, more importantly, minimize the impact that it’s going to have on one’s driving record and day-to-day life.

 To adequately determine the best defense to your DC traffic ticket, please contact the DC Traffic Lawyers at Ervin Kibria PLLC today.

Whether you are dealing with a speeding charge or a serious traffic offense that can put points on your driver’s license, you can depend on the defense lawyers at Ervin Kibria.

Washington DC DMV Traffic Ticket Penalties

District of Columbia Traffic Point System

303      ESTABLISHMENT OF A POINT SYSTEM

303.1    Points shall be assessed against the driving record of an individual upon receipt of evidence of a traffic conviction, or after an individual has either admitted committing, paid a fine for committing, or has been found by the Director, or his desginee, to have committed, a traffic offense made pointable by this or any other provision of this Title, except that points may be assessed against a person under eighteen (18) years of age at the discretion of the Director.

303.2   Points shall be assessed in accordance with the following schedule.

POINT SYSTEMS SCHEDULE

(a)          Operating a motor vehicle in violation of a permit restriction

4 points

(b)          Violations not listed in this schedule which did not contribute to an accident

2 points

(c)          Violations not listed in this section contributing to an accident

3 points

(d)          Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by 11 -15 miles an hour

3 points

(e)          Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by 16 – 20 miles an hour

4 points

(f)          Speeding in excess of posted speed limit by at least 21 miles an hour or more

5 points

(g)          [Repealed]

(h)          Leaving after colliding: With property damage

8 points

(i)           Leaving after colliding: With personal injury

12 points

(j)           Reckless driving

12 points

(k)          Operating after suspension or revocation

12 points

(l)           Using permit of another

12 points

(m)        Operating or being in control of person’s blood contains eight one-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while .38 micrograms or more of alcohol are contained in 1 milliliter of the person’s breath, consisting substantially of alveolar air, or while the person’s urine contains ten one-hundredths of one percent (.10%) or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, or while the ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by the consumption of intoxicating liquor

12 points

(n)          Operating a motor vehicle while the person’s blood contains ten one-hundredths of one percent (0.10%)or more, by weight, of alcohol, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, or while the ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by the consumption of intoxicating liquor

12 points

(o)          Any felony involving use of a motor vehicle

12 points

(p)          Any misdemeanor involving use of a motor vehicle

6 points

(q)          Failing to yield the right-of-way to an authorized emergency vehicle

6 points

(r)           Operating a motor vehicle while the person’s blood, breath, or urine contains any measurable amount of alcohol, if the person is under twenty-one (21) years of age

12 points

(s)          Following another vehicle too closely

2 points

(t)           Operating a motor vehicle with an improper class of license

2 points

(u)          Failing to stop for a school vehicle with alternately flashing lights

4 points

(v)          Operating a motor vehicle on learner’s permit unaccompanied by licensed Operator

5 points

(w)         Turning off headlights of a vehicle to avoid identification by a police officer

8 points

(x)          Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer

12 points

(y)          Making a false affidavit or statement under oath, or falsely certifying to the truth of any fact or information to the Department under any law relating to the ownership or operation of motor vehicles

12 points

(z)          Any violation committed while operating a vehicle without the permission of the owner

12 points

(aa)       Operating a motor vehicle with a permit expired less than 90 days

2 points

(bb)       Failing to stop and give right-of-way to a pedestrian

3 points

(cc)        Colliding with a pedestrian in the process of failing to stop and give right-of-way

6 points

303.3   The Director or hearing examiner shall, in accordance with § 307.2, order the suspension of a persons license when the number of points accumulated reaches a total of ten (10) points.

303.4   The Director or hearing examiner may order the suspension of a persons license when the number of points accumulated reached a total of eight (8) or nine (9) points.

303.5   The Director or hearing examiner shall order the revocation of the persons license when the number of points accumulated reaches a total of twelve (12) points.

303.5   Except as provided in section 303.6, the Director may order revocation of the person’s license pursuant to section 306.4 of this chapter when the number of points accumulated by any person reaches a total of twelve (12) points.

303.7    No person shall have his or her license revoked or suspended under this section if the ground(s) on which the suspension or revocation is (are) based has (have) been the subject of a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and judgment or verdict was in favor of that person.

303.8    Points added to a driving record shall be deleted two (2) years after the date of assessment.

303.9    The Director shall assign one (1) safe driving point each year, up to a maximum accumulation of five (5) points, to the driving record of a licensee who was not assessed points during the proceeding year.

303.10 Accumulated safe driving points may be used to offset assessed points in the chronological order in which the points were assessed.

303.11 In traffic cases submitted to military authorities, points will be assessed immediately upon notification to the Director that the military authorities have taken disciplinary action as the result of the arrest of service personnel for moving violations.

303.12 Traffic offenses certified as having been committed by a District licensee in another jurisdiction shall be identified on the licensee’s driving record as the most similar District traffic offense.

303.13 The Director may redesignate an offense assigned to a driving record pursuant to section 303.12 if the licensee demonstrates that the traffic offense committed in another jurisdiction on its facts would have been considered a different offense if committed in the District.

303.15 For the purposes of this section the term “automated traffic enforcement system” means equipment that takes a film or digital camera-based photograph which is linked with a violation detection system that synchronizes the taking or a photograph with the occurrence of a traffic infraction.”

303.16 The Director is authorized to make changes to the point system schedule, in accordance with Title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedures Act, approved October 21, 1986 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.).

303.17 A safe driving point assigned pursuant to § 303.9 shall expire after five (5) years.

SOURCE: Regulation No. 72-13 effective June 30, 1972, 32 DCRR §2.305 (b), (c), 2.701 – 2.704, Special Edition; as amended by §105 of the District of Columbia. Motor Vehicle Act, D.C. Law 1-133,23 DCR 6720,6721 (February 25, 1977); by 602 of the District of Columbia Traffic Adjudication Act of 1978, D.C. Law 2-104.25 DCR 1275, 1325 (August 1, 1978); by §10 of the Anti-Drunk Driving Act of 1982, D.C. Law 4-45, 29 DCR 3138,3148 (July 23, 1982); by Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 7955 (November 4, 1988); and by § 13 of the Technical Amendments of 1995, D.C. Law 11-30, 42 DCR 1547, 1550 (March 31, 1995); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 45 DCR 7872 (November 6,1998); as amended by D.C. Act 12-517 published at 46 DCR 7 (January 1, 1999); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 51 DCR 5029 (May 14, 2004); as amended by D.C. Act 15-704 published at 52 DCR 1700 (February 25, 2005); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 4023 (April 22, 2005); as amended by D.C. Act 16-488 published at 53 DCR 8675 (October 27, 2006); as amended by D.C. Act 17-522, published at 55 DCR 11015 (October 24, 2008).

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