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.
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.
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!
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.
Video: Rhode Island Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. 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.
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May 10, 2018
From David Beaudreau (D.B.): I am writing to thank Josh for the unbelievable job he did with my case. I was so scared when I was arrested but Josh made me feel better at the first meeting (which was on a Sunday!). He answered all my calls and was the only lawyer I ever dealt…
May 9, 2018
Being arrested for DWI was the one of the worst things that has ever happened to me. I was referred to Josh by a friend and I checked out all of his 5 star reviews. As soon as I met with him, I knew he was the right lawyer for my case. I had met…
March 16, 2018
I was arrested in Newport for some stupid stuff. Josh met with me the day I called him and answered all my questions about what was going to happen. He returned every call and email within a couple of hours and eventually got my charges dismissed and expunged. Thank you Josh! – (K.W.)
January 15, 2018
Being from out of state, never getting into any trouble in my life, and being completely terrified, not knowing anything about the judicial system or what was going to happen to me as I was now facing a DUI charge. Luckily, Josh was recommended to me from a friend and I will forever be in…
December 19, 2017
There are so many great things I could say about Josh Macktaz. First of all, I’m truly blessed that I came across him and chose him as my lawyer. From my initial meeting with him, I could tell that I had made the right choice and that he was going to fight as hard as…