Rhode Island DUI Charges - What is the legal limit?



In Rhode Island, charges for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are a daily occurrence. Officers who reasonably suspect a driver of being under the influence will pull the driver over and investigate further, in an effort to establish probable cause to arrest. While DUI’s occur regularly, being arrested for a DUI can be a stressful experience full of uncertainty and confusion. To avoid a DUI charge, alternative modes of transportation are recommended after consuming alcohol, but if you do consume alcohol and drive, it is imperative to understand what it means to be legally intoxicated. Alcohol tolerance and body weight may affect how drunk you feel, but legally, these factors do not affect the legal definition for intoxication. Read More...

Rhode Island’s Ignition Interlock DUI Laws – RI Hardship License or Work License



Although the law is more than two years old, many of Rhode Island’s citizens are not aware of the ignition interlock law of 2015. The Rhode Island legislature looked to the Rhode Island State Police, whom have trained with other state police departments where interlock laws already exist. States that have used this system have seen an average of a two-thirds reduction in repeat offenses. It is expected that these ignition interlocking systems will allow for the reduction of fatal DUI accidents, which, in turn, will also reduce the amount of Rhode Island DUI lawsuits.  Drunk Driving advocacy groups also seemed to support the policy behind the passage of this new law.  In addition, this law enables a convicted motorist, or a motorist who has a pending case with a preliminary suspension, to operate a vehicle for a particular purpose, with the device installed in the vehicle. Read More...

Can I Be Charged With an Underage DUI In Rhode Island?


Although the legal drinking age in Rhode Island is twenty-one years old, it is of no surprise that those who are younger also partake in the consumption of alcohol. With the legal driving age in Rhode Island being sixteen years old, the unfortunate mixture of alcohol and driving by a minor happens far too often. But what happens when an underage motorist is pulled over with alcohol in their possession or the motorist is under the influence of alcohol? An experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer can help those who have been charged with a DUI. Read More...

What To Know About Field Sobriety Tests In Rhode Island


Field sobriety tests are used by law enforcement officials, including highway patrolling state troopers and local municipality police departments, to establish if a driving motorist is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Most typically, a field sobriety check is given during a traffic stop, although most departments have the option of additional tests at the police department. If you or a loved one have been subjected to a field sobriety test and are fighting a driving under the influence charge, call an experienced
Rhode Island DUI attorney who can file help you fight your Rhode Island DUI charge.

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