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

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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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The Law Offices of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. are conveniently located throughout Rhode Island.


Personally Handling Your Criminal Charges In Any Of The Rhode Island Courts

Providence County District Court
  • Barrington
  • Bristol
  • Burrillville
  • Central Falls
  • Cumberland
  • East Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • State Police - Lincoln Barracks
  • Warren
  • Woonsocket
Kent County District Court
  • Coventry
  • Cranston
  • East Greenwich
  • Exeter
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Johnston
  • Lincoln
  • North Kingstown
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Scituate
  • Smithfield
  • State Police - Hope Valley
  • Barracks
  • Warwick
  • West Greenwich
  • West Warwick
Newport County District Court
  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • Portsmouth
  • State Police - Wickford Barracks
  • Tiverton
Washington County District Court
  • Charlestown
  • Hopkinton
  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • South Kingstown
  • State Police - Hope Valley Barracks
  • Richmond
  • Westerly

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