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

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

Rhode Island DUI and RI 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. Drivers younger than 21 years of age with a BAC between 0.02 percent and 0.08 percent face DUI charges.

For more information about laws , penalties and defenses for DUI charges go to the DUI page.

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


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Newport County District Court
  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
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  • State Police - Wickford Barracks
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Washington County District Court
  • Charlestown
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  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • South Kingstown
  • State Police - Hope Valley Barracks
  • Richmond
  • Westerly

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