Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

How Much Does A DUI Defense Attorney Save You?

May, 29 2021 - By: S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.
DUI Defense Attorney

DUI Penalties in Rhode Island

Everyone knows that being arrested for DUI can have huge penalties in Rhode Island. The Ocean state takes Driving Under the Influence very seriously. Hiring a DUI Defense Attorney can help you save a lot of time and lots and lots of money. Today we are going to talk about how much money hiring a DUI Defense Attorney can save you. If you are arrested for DUI for the first time with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.10%, these are the penalties.

  • Highway Safety Assessment Fee – $500
  • Fee – $86
  • Additional Fees – $100-$400
  • 1 Year in Jail
  • 10 to 60 Hours of Community Service
  • Suspended License 3 to 12 Months

The Real Cost of DUI

The average salary for someone working in Rhode Island is $52,000 a year. So if we work in the worst case scenario, assuming that you are charged maximum fees and jail time. Totaling the fees, you would be paying $986 right off the bat. Adding a year of jail which would cause you not to make your $52,000 a year salary would make for a 52,986 loss. 60 hours of community service based on your salary would cost $1950 which would make your total $54,936. Adding that total to losing your license for a year if you couldn’t get to work from loss of license would bring your total to $106,936. This number does not take into account the amount of money your car insurance will also increase. Hiring a DUI Defense Attorney can save you A LOT of money.

Hiring A DUI Defense Attorney

Not including the emotional costs, we can take from this that DUIs are incredibly expensive. If you are arrested for a DUI, it is crucial that you hire a DUI Defense Attorney. DUI Defense Attorney Joshua Macktaz not only has the experience he has results. He understands DUI more than any other lawyer in Rhode Island and will fight tirelessly for you. Attorney Macktaz offers his wealth of experience 24 hours a day for emergencies in his three offices and is willing to help you. If you are arrested in Rhode Island for any crime, contact Joshua Macktaz today at 401-861-1155.

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