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Consequences of Driving Under the Influence & Driving While Intoxicated in Rhode Island

DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), and related drunk driving offenses such as breathalyzer refusal can carry hefty fines, loss of license, and even jail time. These are very serious charges that should be taken seriously. The criminal laws of Rhode Island are different from other states and can have stiff penalties.

You need an aggressive lawyer to defend you every step of the way

RI DUI lawyer Joshua Macktaz is a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997, with extensive experience as a prosecutor that has used his knowledge to successfully defend private clients accused of drunk driving offenses. Joshua Macktaz has over 25 years of success as a leading Rhode Island DUI Defense Attorney.

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My Free Consultation gives you a detailed explanation of what you are about to go through and how I defend your case including:

  • Explain the charges/law about the charges
  • Complete timeline for the case
  • Who is the prosecutor, how he/she handles such cases and my relationship and history with that prosecutor
  • How i have successfully defended similar cases
  • All possible outcomes of their case
  • How we can get it erased (expunged) from their record

Why Choose Top Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Joshua Macktaz

Early intervention by a qualified and experienced lawyer is critical to the success in your case. You need someone who is knowledgeable about Rhode Island criminal laws on matters of breathalyzer refusal and drunk driving (also known as DUI, DWI, driving under the influence, drunk driving, and driving while intoxicated). You cannot leave your freedom or reputation to chance.

I have defended hundreds of these cases as a top DUI defense attorney in RI. I am available to discuss your case today, 24×7 at (401) 861-1155. I serve all towns and counties in Rhode Island so that you can get the proper defense you need no matter what county your trial is in.

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Frequently Asked Questions About DUI Cases

What is the difference between DUI and DWI in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island DUI and DWI consequences are quite harsh. DUI is short for “Driving Under the Influence” [of drugs or alcohol]. Similarly, DWI stands for “Driving While Intoxicated.” Any driver operating a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration above the legal limit gets a DWI charge. continue reading

Can I get a DUI/DWI for operating something other than a car?

Yes. You can get a DWI or DUI charges for operating a boat with a BAC over the legal limit continue reading

What is the legal limit for bac in rhode island?

The legal limit (BAC) for any driver 21 years of age or older is 0.08 percent. continue reading

What is implied consent law in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island’s implied consent laws state that anyone operating a motor vehicle gives consent to a chemical blood test continue reading

What happens when refusing a chemical test in Rhode Island?

The refusal of breathalyzer in RI can result in loss of license, fines and fees, community service and more. continue reading

What are the consequences of a DUI or DWI in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island DUI penalties differ based on the perpetrator’s age and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).continue reading

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