Sean Riley is an experienced traffic attorney practicing law in Washington, D.C. He represents people who drive for a living and vehicle for hire owners in all major and minor traffic cases including;

  • Traffic infractions litigated at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

  • Vehicle for hire and taxicab violations litigated at the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)

  • Public complaint resolution at the D.C. Taxicab Commission (DCTC)

  • All traffic offenses litigated at the D.C. Superior Court

Have you been ticketed or targeted by D.C. police or hack inspectors? D.C. issues at least 2 million traffic tickets to drivers each year. Too many of them are undeserved. There is no way you can afford to lose your driver's license, limousine or hackers license or pay ticket after ticket for petty infractions. 

If the penalty for the ticket is a substantial fine, could result in points (D.C.) (MD.) on your driving record or lead to the delay, suspension or revocation of your license, then fight your traffic ticket. 

Protect your license and livelihood. Contact Attorney Sean Riley for professional, legal representation at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), the D.C. Taxicab Commission (DCTC), D.C. Superior Court and Maryland District Court.


  • Avoid points

  • Reduce excessive fines

  • Avoid judgment

  • Beat the ticket and

  • Keep your license!

UNLAWFUL TRAFFIC STOPS. When actually challenged, it may be difficult for the Government to prove it's case against you. For one thing, 'suspicionless,' warrantless stops of vehicles for hire are unconstitutional. Contrary to DCTC policy, hack inspectors and police cannot just stop and search your taxicab or limousine for any reason! They must have a valid, legal reason to pull you over or stop you. If there is no legal justification for the traffic stop then your tickets can be dismissed. You have 4th Amendment rights. Do not be intimidated.  

IMPOUND. With the exception of private vehicles for hire (such as Uber or Lyft) if you are not licensed to operate a limousine or sedan in D.C. and are “observed providing intra District transportation” by a hack inspector your vehicle can be booted or towed. For more information

A vehicle for hire can be towed to the DFHV or to a DPW lot. If your vehicle has been impounded by hack inspectors you can reclaim your vehicle at the DFHV by the following business day. 1) First go to 441 Fourth Street NW, Suite 450N and request a hearing on all tickets and then 2) go to DFHV (Department of For-Hire Vehicles) at 2235 Shannon Pl., SE, Suite 3001, present your scheduling information and pay a fee to obtain your vehicle. Alternatively, if you want to contest the initial impound you may request an emergency hearing at the OAH. By law you are required to have a hearing within three days of your request. However, you may not obtain your vehicle until the conclusion of the hearing. 

DON'T DELAY WITH YOUR TICKET. If you have been given a D.C. "Notice of Infraction" or a MD. "Traffic Citation" do not delay. In D.C. a failure to schedule a hearing within 30 days may result in the ticket doubling and a failure to respond to a ticket within 60 calendar days could result in the suspension of your D.C. license or privilege to drive in D.C. In MD., a failure to respond to a payable traffic citation within 30 days may lead to the suspension of your license. In D.C. and MD. driving on a suspended license is a criminal offense. “The traveler who hesitates only raises dust on the road!” 

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Sean Riley is an experienced trial attorney who will fight for your rights. Call for a free legal consultation. 


800 Maine Ave SW

Suite 200


(202) 669 - 2771 

FAX (240) 465 - 0204