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RI Criminal Defense Attorney

RI Criminal Defense Attorney
Former RI State Prosecutor
Kevin O. Hagan RI DUI Attorney
105 Memorial Blvd. West
Newport, RI 02840
Office:
401-619-0477
Cell:
401-487-8691
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RI Drunk Driving Lawyer Kevin Hagan
Newport District Court

Rhode Island DUI Lawyer

Former RI State Prosecutor

105 Memorial Blvd. West
Newport, RI 02840
Office:
401-619-0477
Cell:
401-487-8691

Portsmouth, RI Criminal Defense and DUI Defense

Criminal DUI investigations are more than common within and around the region of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The area is characterized by narrow and dangerous roads, primarily consisting of East Main Road and West Main Road. Of course, the area serves as a major source of traffic to and from Newport, which tends to increase the number of potentially impaired motorists through the area. The State Police do not typically record their investigations either at the scene or back at the barracks. Although they enjoy the capability, the equipment is not generally utilized. Also, the general area presents unique difficulties in terms of finding appropriate places for suspects to perform standardized field sobriety testing. Some cases may involve situations where suspects are requested to perform standardized testing on a bridge or near the flow of oncoming traffic. This area also presents jurisdictional challenges for police, as they are often required to pursue a suspect into a neighboring town – Bristol, Tiverton or Middletown, Rhode Island.

In 2010, the Portsmouth Barracks fell under the command of Lieutenant Frank D. Sullivan III, a twenty-four (24) year veteran of the
Rhode Island State Police. The Portsmouth Barracks is located at 838 East Main Road in the Town of Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Barracks complement is comprised of; one (1) Lieutenant, one (1) Sergeant, two (2) Corporals and ten (10) Troopers. Vehicles assigned to the Barracks included fourteen (14) marked cruisers. These vehicles are utilized to patrol the combined jurisdiction of approximately 359 square miles.

The Portsmouth Patrols provide service in their support and patrol of the Pell Bridge, Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge, Mount Hope Bridge and Sakonnet Bridge.

During the 2010 calendar year, members of the Portsmouth Barracks issued 4,331 citations, arrested 323 subjects, handled 139 incidents and responded to 112 accidents. Patrol members arrested 121 subjects for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and/or Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. These numbers are exclusive of arrests made by the
Portsmouth Town Police, which also constitute a high number of arrests. Having a local knowledge of the procedures and practices of this locality is essential to effectively defending the client’s legal interests.
For the past 15 years, Attorney Kevin Hagan has been successfully defending clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Attorney Hagan's extensive experience as a Newport County Prosecutor, Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General, and as a private criminal defense attorney have provided him with the skills necessary to successfully litigate criminal cases at the trial level.

If you have been charged with a Rhode Island DUI or DWI, Attorney Hagan will draw on his many years of Rhode Island criminal law experience to help counsel you through every stage of the Rhode Island criminal process and work tirelessly to try to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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If you have been arrested and need a competent and experienced RI criminal defense attorney to immediately take your case on and defend you, contact Rhode Island DUI Attorney Kevin O. Hagan today for a Free Consultation - 401-487-8691
Kevin O. Hagan, Esq.

105 Memorial Blvd. W.

Newport, RI 02840

401-487-8691

kevin@kevinhaganlaw.com