Rhode Island DUI Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Former Rhode Island State Prosecutor with 20+ Years of Experience with DUI and Criminal Defense

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Rhode Island DUI Defense

I provide aggressive and effective representation to individuals facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and related offenses such as breathalyzer refusal. I have extensive experience as a Rhode Island DUI Attorney and have used that knowledge to successfully defend hundreds of private clients accused of drunk driving offenses. You can call me 24×7 for a FREE consultation.

RI DUI Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal law embodies the statutes defining criminal offenses, including how offenders are to be charged, tried, and punished. If you are facing criminal charges in Rhode Island such as DUI / DWI (Drunk Driving) charges, narcotics possession, or intent, assault, homicide, burglary, rape, or any other criminal charge you will need an experienced legal team.

RI Criminal Defense

Domestic Assault and Battery

Domestic assault is also known by the terms domestic violence, spousal abuse, or partner violence and can encompass the crimes of domestic assault and battery, domestic disorderly conduct, malicious damage to property, domestic vandalism, and failure to relinquish phone, as well as harassing phone calls and text messages. Call me today if you have been wrongfully accused!

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Expungement is a legal process through which an arrest or conviction may be erased from a person’s criminal record. Your reputation and your family mean to much to ignore this important legal remedy. A criminal record can have lasting consequences. Do not let a DUI, drug possession, solicitation or similar charge ruin your life. Call me to discuss the details of your criminal charges.

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Video: Rhode Island Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Josh Macktaz

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua Macktaz talks about his extensive credentials as a prosecutor and now as a DUI and criminal defense attorney.

The Law Office of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

Thank you for taking the time to review my Rhode Island DUI Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer website. I strongly believe that all clients, and potential clients, are entitled to as much information as possible when making important decisions concerning legal matters. Thus, as potentially your future attorney I hope this website is informative.

I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from driving under the influence and disorderly conduct all the way to first degree murder in every Rhode Island County. Additionally, along with other prosecutors, I lectured in-coming police academy cadets on proper drunk driving and Rhode Island DUI investigations and prosecutions. This unique experience has allowed me a wealth of knowledge not readily available to average Rhode Island DUI lawyers or Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients as a defense lawyer.

Since 1997 I have also been aggressively representing clients as a Rhode Island personal injury Attorney. I assist those injured as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents,or other negligent acts. The trial and negotiation skills which I honed as a prosecutor have translated into significant personal injury settlements on behalf of numerous clients I represented as a RI personal Injury Lawyer. I am a trial attorney who will present your case in court if we are unable to achieve a satisfactory settlement of your personal injury case.

Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and typically appearing in court with you. I am in court just about every day, and I strongly believe that each client deserves this personal service. My office provides free consultations, and I am available 24 hours a day for emergencies. My firm provides aggressive, personal representation and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Learn About Our Recent Case Results

Criminal Charges: Domestic Assault and Battery

April 6, 2017

Police Report: Coventry Police are called to a home for a report of a fight between 2 brothers. Upon arrival, police observe the two brothers in the front yard yelling back and forth. Police separate the two and question each of them alone. After speaking with them and other witnesses, Client is placed under arrest….

Client Testimonials

I would just like to extend my sincere gratitude for everything you were able to do for me

March 7, 2017

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “B.M.” I would just like to extend my sincere gratitude for everything you were able to do for me. I would not be in the position I am now without your help and I can’t thank you enough for all of your help. You were able to take me from an…

I am very grateful that I retained Josh Macktaz

January 9, 2017

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “C.W.” I am very grateful that I retained Josh Macktaz after I was arrested and charged with false allegations of domestic violence. I was in dire need of an attorney who could quickly prove my innocence when I found Josh. From the day we met he impressed me with his criminal…

A One Man Army

November 29, 2016

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “O.M.” I’m so glad to have found you. I had just received my second DUI/refusal charge and Googled “best DUI lawyers in RI” in a last ditch effort, feeling hopeless. I soon found that there’s a reason your name came up first on the list. Not only are you extremely experienced…

Josh is more of a miracle worker than attorney

November 1, 2016

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “J.B.” Josh is more of a miracle worker than attorney Josh is more of a miracle worker than attorney. After facing charges of DUI and refusal that were complicated by past convictions for those same charges I feared a harsh sentence. Josh was able to find issues regarding the arrest which…