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Newport Rhode Island DUI Lawyer

Being arrested for driving under the influence in Newport, Rhode Island is an awful way to spend any night. While no one wishes to be arrested for a DUI, sometimes unfortunate situations happen. In the scenario in which you are pulled over for driving under the influence, it is essential that you understand what course of action to take from there. Going about your business the wrong way can lead to an arrest, increased fines, and/or increased jail time. However, taking the right course of action following being pulled over for driving under the influence will ease the concerns surrounding the incident, helping you continue about your business as if the entire situation never happened.

The first step after being pulled over for a DUI offense is to follow the police officer’s instructions so you do not further incriminate yourself. However, after that? Call a Newport DUI Lawyer.

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DUI offenses carry major penalties in Newport. Understanding these offenses and how to maneuver the law will help you avoid unnecessarily significant punishments. S Joshua Macktaz reigns as the top lawyer in the business worth calling. Macktaz owns the experience, know-how, and dedication to ensure you receive the best counseling possible.

Arrests in Newport for DUI carry penalties such as six-twelve month-long suspension of your license. Additional penalties include fines, community service, and mandatory classes on safe driving. While the majority of DUI offenses exist as misdemeanors, the second and third time around, the punishments increase.

For a first time offender, fines range from $100-300. License suspensions work up to six months, with a year in jail serving as a possibility. Additionally, the law may demand 10-60 hours of community service as well. However, simply accepting punishments without fighting back does not do enough for you. You deserve to fight your case to the strongest degree the law allows. S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. wishes to help you fight your case.

However minor or major you believe the situation to be, seeking the help of an experienced attorney only helps.

S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. owns plenty of experience that separates him from the pack. Attorney Macktaz worked lecturing incoming Rhode Island police academy cadets as an AG Prosecutor on proper drunk driving investigations and prosecutions. Given this, Attorney Macktaz knows what the officers look for when they pull you over. Thus, any missed steps or procedures unfollowed typically missed by lawyers change into arguments and defenses with S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

Attorney Macktaz dedicates himself to arguing your case on an individualized basis. His hard work and focus on each case show as he eases you through the process of your case.


In need of a Newport DUI Attorney? S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. owns the preparation and know-how to come to the plate for you. Simply call Newport Rhode Island DUI Attorney S. Josh Macktaz, Esq. today at 401-861-1155. From there, you will work together to ensure your case receives the maximum attention and assistance. While our firm understands your anxieties and uncertainty surrounding your DUI arrest, we wish to help you feel at ease throughout the process. Receiving the highest level of results for our clients drives us. Give us a call!

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200+ reviews
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Josh is committed to following through with his clients and ensuring they are happy. He is not only thorough but he is very responsive and cares. I appreciated his help and he adequately explained the process.
Aly Starr
02:27 25 Feb 19
My Experience with Josh representing me was beyond what I could have hoped for. Josh explained his thoughts and exceptions on my case & followed through to receive the best outcome.. Cannot thank you enough Josh!
Troy McGann
13:12 15 Jan 19
I highly recommend the services of Josh Macktaz. He was responsive, efficient and very realistic about my case and the associated penalties. My legal costs were exactly as he suggested on our first call (which were fair). He is very knowledgeable of the Rhode Island law and has very strong contacts at the traffic tribunal. Related, he handled minor hearings without me which saved me money and travel time. He did the best possible job for a guy in my situation. Anyone that has a drunk driving charge in RI that does not consider Josh Macktaz is risking their future and wasting their dollars.
Chad M
23:10 13 Jan 19
My experience with Josh was beyond positive. If I could rate higher than five stars I would. Through out my entire process he was professional, straightforward, knowledgeable and understanding. It did not take long after meeting him I knew I needed him to represent me. Although my road was long Josh stuck with me every step of the way. There is no doubt in my mind without him I would not have been able to get the best possible outcome in my case. For that my family and I are forever grateful to him. He truly is a master of his craft and a fighter through and through. If you need representation look no further " This is the Man you want In your corner."
Daniel James
14:08 22 Dec 18
I hired Joshua Mactaz to represent me. He did an amazing job. He is very knowledgeable, hard worker and will do anything for you. I would recommend him to anyone and I would certainly have him represent me again.
Susan DeFedele
06:41 14 Dec 18
We always dealt with Josh Macktaz directly. He walked us through every step of the process and answered all our questions. His representation for us in the court room was handled professionally and we are extremely happy with the outcome.
Cheryl DeFeo
00:24 14 Dec 18
Amazing lawyer. Josh explained every step to resolving my issue and got me the best possible outcome for my case. He is very to the point and will fight to defend his clients in their toughest times. If you find yourself in trouble in Rhode Island, there is no one I would recommend more than Josh!
James McKeown
04:46 06 Oct 18
Prior to contacting Joshua I was a mess. He put me at ease during my free consultation and I decided he was the right person to represent me on the spot. He delivered on everything he said he would.
Anthony Mayer
19:38 14 Sep 18
Joshua was great he dealt with my case with effectivness and in a very timely manner. He call me when he was telling me that he was going 2 change or do something that would benefit my case I appreciate the professionalism he gave and showed I would highly recommend using his services
Chris Baccelli
19:59 12 Sep 18
After meeting with several lawyers I chose Mr. Macktaz to represent me. His professionalism and positive attitude helped ease the stress of a difficult situation. Josh provided a detailed timeline of the court process and was clear on what my expectations should be. He was prompt in returning my calls and answered any questions or concerns that I had. I would recommend Josh to anyone in need of representation as he went above and beyond in securing the best possible outcome for my case.
Paul DiLorenzo
04:31 14 Aug 18
With Joshua Macktaz, Professional... he helped in my case and I thank him for his help and I truly recommend him for any case, one of the best in the business
jose carrion
23:23 11 Aug 18
Mr. Macktaz was very professional and helped me with my legal issues swiftly and very effectively. Who knew what to do and every steps to take. Highly recommended, one of the best in the business.
Uodam Sann
15:08 10 Aug 18
I will start off by saying I knew nothing about the criminal or traffic court system until March 2018. I made a choice to have one too many and was arrested (DUI). Dealing with the embarrassment of an arrest and fear of losing my job, I "google searched for a DUI lawyer" and Josh Macktaz name appeared. Although apprehensive about using a a Google Review to determine my future, I made the call. This is my experience... 1) Mr. Macktaz made time to meet me the day I outreached him. (free consultation)2) During our initial meeting Macktaz outlined in detail what I had ahead of me; including court dates and car insurance details.3) Mr. Macktaz was at every court appearance and explained what was going to happen in court and the potential outcome.4) He was confident in what the outcome would be... and he was right!In closing... would I retain Mr. Macktaz if I ever needed criminal representation again? Yes, he would be my first phone call. He continually follows up with his clients. I never felt the need to outreach Mr. Macktaz since he called or emailed first!
22:15 03 Jul 18
Professional, experienced and extremely knowledgeable! Josh took the time to answer all my questions, and was always very responsive. He was able to put my mind at ease. He was able to get my charges dismissed and my case expunged. Best Attorney in RI!!!
15:56 09 May 18
Josh was very professional and extremely knowledgeable of my situation. He took the time to meet with me face to face multiple times to gather all the facts so he could develop the best plan possible. After collecting the facts he sat me down and he discussed all the options I had and why certain options may or may not be available in my situation. During this very difficult time, I at least felt comfortable that I received the best possible outcome and Josh is the reason why. A true professional through and through.
Neal Manaskie
19:28 23 Apr 18
For someone who is totally new to the court system Josh took the time to sit and explain options,situations and solutions before he even a dollar was given. He made you feel protected within the court system, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for good help. He was a total down to earth and knowledgeable person someone you'd want on your side. Any help or questions I had were solved within hours by email and he kept connected with me throughout the whole process. Me and my whole family are greatful for the help! Thanks Josh !
Dylan Nunez
02:54 22 Mar 18
Josh is unlike any attorney I've ever had contact with: and I have worked with and for several. Customer service is a key part of the great service he personally delivered. It is with great confidence that I am able to refer him. He brought me the best results possible. He also returned every single phone call. Thanks Josh!
Kathleen Whitmarsh
17:07 13 Mar 18

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