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The Law Office of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

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 24x7 for a FREE consultation.

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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.

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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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Expungements

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

October 2014: Domestic Charges

Police Report: Warwick Police receive a 911 call from Client’s girlfriend’s residence. Police respond and find alleged victim sitting on outside steps holding her head and complaining of pain in her ribs. Client’s girlfriend tells police she came home from work and got into an argument with Client. During the argument, Client slapped her in...

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September 2014: Criminal Charges: Disorderly Conduct

Police Report: Newport Police observe Client acting loudly and using profanity in an area where many people are walking by. Police say they watch and hear Client call 2 men “faggots” as they passed by the Client. Police approach and arrest Client for disorderly conduct. Criminal Case Result: Disorderly Conduct: DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED

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September 2014: Criminal Charges: Obstruction of Justice

Police Report: Newport police observe Client urinating on the side of a building, approach him and observe him to be intoxicated. Defendant refuses to answer some of their questions and is arrested for obstruction of justice. Criminal Case Result: Obstruction of Justice: DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED

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August 2014 Criminal Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana

Police Report: Bryant University police observe Client standing outside of his dorm building smoking what appears to be a marijuana cigarette. As the approach to speak to Client they smell the distinct smell of freshly burnt marijuana. Police escort Client up to his dorm room where they discover approximately 2 ounces of marijuana in individually...

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August 2014 Criminal Charges: Felony Possession of Oxycodone

Police Report: Undercover Providence Police are following a suspected drug dealer through the City of Providence. While following the suspected drug dealers, police observe them pull into a CVS parking lot, back into a parking spot and turn off their lights. Approximately 10 minutes later Client’s vehicle is observed entering the CVS lot and pulls...

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July - Criminal Charges: Shoplifting

Police Report: Warwick Police are called to Kohl’s Department store for a report of a shoplifter. Police find Client in the custody of the store security. Security tells police he observed Client take jewelry out of the jewelry section, go into the dressing room and discard the packaging. Police recover the stolen jewelry in Client’s...

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July - Criminal Charges: Domestic Assault and Battery; Domestic Damage to Property

Police Report: North Smithfield Police receive a 911 hang-up call from Client’s residence. Police respond and find Client and his wife at home, but observe the house to be “in disarray” and red marks on the wife’s face. Wife tells police that Client slapped her during an argument over money, and Client is arrested.. Criminal...

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June 2014 Criminal Charges: Felony Breaking and Entering (domestic); Felony Arson (domestic); Simple Assault and Battery (domestic)

Police Report: Newport Police respond to the home which Client shares with his wife for a hang-up 911 call. Upon arrival police find Client’s wife outside the house crying hysterically and she indicates to them that Client broke into the house after being told to leave the night before. She further states Client slapped her...

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June 2014 Criminal Charges: Felony Violation of Gambling Laws

Police Report: RI State Police respond to Twin River Casino for the report of a patron cheating while playing blackjack. Troopers watch video and observe Client attempt to add additional chips after the first two cards have been dealt. Client is then arrested for one count of Felony theft charges. Criminal Case Result: Felony Violation...

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May 2014: Criminal Charges: Felony Violation of Gambling Laws

Police Report: RI State Police respond to Twin River Casino for the report of a patron cheating at craps table. Troopers watch video and observe Client up his bet after it was legally permissible (shooter had thrown dice) on 3 separate occasions resulting in 3 Felony charges. Criminal Case Result: Felony Violation of Gambling Laws:...

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May 2014: Criminal Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana

Police Report: Woonsocket Police are called to Client’s apartment after neighbors called police about a loud argument. Upon arrival, police observe the Client to be crying and her husband with scratches on his face. The house also appears as though there had been a fight. Police arrest Client and find 4 OxyContin pills in her...

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April 2014: Criminal Charges: Felony Possession of OxyContin; Assault and Battery (Domestic); Disorderly Conduct (Domestic)

Police Report: Woonsocket Police are called to Client’s apartment after neighbors called police about a loud argument. Upon arrival, police observe the Client to be crying and her husband with scratches on his face. The house also appears as though there had been a fight. Police arrest Client and find 4 OxyContin pills in her...

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Mar 2014: Criminal Charges: Shoplifting

Police Report: JC Penny security at Warwick mall watch Client select some make-up from Sephora section of store and conceal it in her baby carriage with her 9 month old son. As Client leaves the store and passes all cash registers, security stops Client and escorts her back to the security office where they recover...

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Mar 2014: Criminal Charges: Assault and Battery (Domestic); Disorderly Conduct (Domestic)

Police Report: A Coventry Police officer on a stationary post in a shopping lot is approached by a motor vehicle being operated by the alleged victim and his new girlfriend. The alleged victim tells the police officer that he had been assaulted by the Client, with whom he has a dating relationship, and she was...

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Feb 2014: Criminal Charges: Assault and Battery (Domestic); Disorderly Conduct (Domestic)

Police Report: South Kingstown police are called to a residence for the report of a suicidal male. Upon arrival police speak to the alleged victim to find out why he was threatening to kill himself. Alleged victim tells police that Client had just hit him in the head with a boot and left the residence....

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Client Testimonials

Please contact Josh..He Is The Best!!!!

October 2, 2014

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “V.M.” In April of 2014 my son was arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. As a mother, I was frantic and went to the internet for help. I began researching attorneys and came across Josh’s web page. After reading all if the great...

Thank You for the Second Chance

September 12, 2014

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “H.F.” Hi Josh We want to thank for giving our grandson Alex a “second chance” with his life by your very effective legal representation. Rating: 5 out of 5 -Excellent

Joshua Macktaz: The embodiment of an ideal lawyer!!!

August 1, 2014

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “S.D.” Joshua Macktaz: The embodiment of an ideal lawyer!!! You never think it’ll happen to you until it does. After something “unfortunate” (to say the least) happened in my life, i honestly felt my world caving in around me. Finding Mr.Macktaz was a God-send. I can’t even convey how relieving it...

It was as if my prayer was answered

July 10, 2014

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “A.M.” A great writer in our history once wrote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light,...

You did an outstanding job Josh. I truly thank you.

June 4, 2014

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “J.S.” Josh, I honestly cannot thank you enough for taking my case and ultimately getting the result you did. You did an outstanding job explaining everything to me in a way I would understand. Me and my parents cannot believe the result I got, and know they are forever grateful to...