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

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).

RI First time DUI offenders with a BAC between 0.08 percent and 0.10 percent face:

  • Fines ($100 – $300)
  • License suspension (up to six months)
  • Jail (up to one year)
  • Community service (between 10 and 6 hours)

If you face second or subsequent charges, there are harsher penalties to face, such as:

  • Felony charges
  • Steeper fines
  • Increased jail time

The penalties for a RI DWI resulting in death are as follows:

  • Jail sentence between five and 15 years
  • Fines between five and $10,000 dollars
  • License revocation up to five years
  • Enrollment in an alcohol treatment program
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