(funky music) So, what’ve you been doing for the last nine years? Running crazy as a young child, as a young kid. I just recently started working maybe, four and a half years ago, so I’ve been trying to keep myself out of trouble since then. I wanna help you but, you have to help yourself. Yes sir. And the best way you can help yourself, is by being honest with me. Okay? Yes sir. All right. (funky music) Charles Reed. Morning. Morning sir. Morning. Mr. Reed, it appears to me that these violations go back nine years ago. Yes. So you haven’t had a license now for Ten years. For ten years? Ten years. What are you doing now? I work now, taking care of my kids and everything. Well listen, first of all this is a little unusual that you’re coming in after ten years. So, there’s a reason why you came in today after ten years. You don’t have a license now, right? No, I don’t. All right. I’m actually working on trying to get that back I’ve actually paid over – Speak into the microphone. I’m actually trying to get the license back. I’ve actually just recently spent over $3,000 paying off tickets and everything, I have all my paperwork right here. You’re paying tickets where, the traffic tribunal? Yes. Traffic tribunal, and the Cranston Police Department. Have you cleared your record at the traffic tribunal? To my knowledge, yes after paying money No, first of all don’t give me “To my knowledge, I think,” so forth. You know the answers to the questions I’m asking you, just be honest. Yeah. Are you clear with the traffic tribunal? Yes I am. I have all my clearance papers right here. Alright they gave you clearance, show it to Inspector Quinn. First of all, I know there’s a story behind this story okay? I understand that, and I want to help you but, you have to help yourself, okay? Yes sir. And the best way you can help yourself is by being honest with me. Okay? Yes sir. So we understand each other. You got it? Yes sir. All right. So what’ve you been doing for the last nine years? For the last nine years? Running crazy as a young child. As a young kid. I just recently started working maybe four and half years ago, so I’ve been trying to keep myself out of trouble since then. And as I said previously, I’m just working, doing what I gotta do, trying to take care of my kids and my family, my household. How many children do you have? I have two. How old are they? 13 and 2. They live with you? Yes they do. We all live together, me, the children, and the children’s mother. Inspector Quinn is checking your record, and I’m gonna know what it’s all about as soon as he finishes. Thank you. Your honor, he has five clearances from Traffic Tribunal, and one from Cranston so, he wouldn’t have received the clearance forms unless he had satisfied all of the amount that was owed to the courts. I’m getting the picture here that you had some problems. Ten years ago. You were, whatever was going on in your life, one thing for sure, you were irresponsible when it came to driving your car. I understand that. Yes. However, I also understand something else. Here it is, ten years later, and you spent over $3,000 between the traffic tribunal and the City of Cranston, to clear your record. I understand that too, okay? That’s on the plus side for you. So, is this the last jurisdiction in which you have tickets? Yes. So once you get cleared from here, then you have a chance to get your license back, is that right? Yes sir. So, I’m gonna read what’s outstanding. Okay. Turn signal. Reasonable imprudent speed. Display of plates. Turn signal, again on another summons. Failing to yield the right of way. On another summons, turn signal. Overtaking. And no seat belt. All of these go back, Inspector Quinn, 9 and 10 years ago. You come into court today of your own volition, we did not summons you in. You make a good appearance, you’ve been respectful to the court, you’ve been honest. You’ve already spent a fortune to clear your record, and I’m not gonna do anything to stand in the way on that. I’m gonna dismiss these cases. Thank you sir. It’s not gonna cost you anything. Thank you. Greatly appreciate it. And I’m gonna be watching you. No problem. No problem, sir. (laughs) Inspector Quinn is gonna be watching you. For the record, Your Honor, it was over $3,500 that he had paid to tribunal, and I believe it was in the 100s at Cranston. 75. You had, I’m gonna be generous, you had youthful indiscretions. Yes sir. It was nothing serious, no one was harmed, I don’t know what was going on in you life but, you were irresponsible when it came to driving. Whatever the situation was, I know one thing, that you make a good appearance, you’ve already spent $3,000 to clear up the other two courts, and I’m not gonna place any other burdens on you. So, I think justice will be served if I give you a break. Thank you. Don’t disappoint yourself. I don’t plan to. It’s not a question of disappointing Inspector Quinn, or disappointing me, because we’re rooting for you. All right? We’re both rooting for you. But don’t disappoint yourself. You got it? Yes sir. Okay. Good luck. Thank you. (funky music) Come on, how cool was that? If you’d like to see more cases like this one, tune into Court in Providence every weekday. Excuse me? You didn’t know Court in Providence is also a TV show? Oh wow, your life just got substantially better! To find out what channel we’re on, go to caughtinprovidence.com click on your local listings, scroll down until you find your hometown, then start doing your happy dance. That’s it, move it, move it, nice. All rise, and hit subscribe so you don’t miss the latest viral moments like this one. Share these videos, and weigh in on the cases. You be the judge! Subscribe now!