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Free 24/7 RI DUI Consultation

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
Fax: 401-619-0459
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Newport District Court

Rhode Island DUI Lawyer

Former RI State Prosecutor

105 Memorial Blvd. West
Newport, RI 02840
Fax: 401-619-0459

Middletown, RI DUI, DWI, and OWI

The Middletown Police Department makes DUI enforcement and roadway patrol priorities for this town of 18,000 residents. Besides the typical criminal and complaint investigations, traffic enforcement and accident reports, the Middletown Police Department serves the community by providing Animal Control, VIN checks, a Child Identification Program, Child Safety Seat Installation assistance, Citizens Police Academy, Community Policing, a local D.A.R.E school program chapter, Elderly Advocacy, Fingerprinting services, Vacant House Check services, Identity Theft prevention services and provides patrol car escort details as well as funeral escorts. The Harbor Master department also falls under the jurisdiction of the Middletown Police Department.

Middletown Police Department makes more arrests for DUI than any other police department in Newport County. Therefore, it is essential to have an intimate knowledge of the roads and areas where most of these arrests occur. Bordered by Newport and Portsmouth on either side, DUI arrests in Middletown can raise issues concerning extra-territorial jurisdiction if the law enforcement officer encroaches into another municipality. Middletown, Rhode Island police officers will often times utilize the services of a Justice of the Peace to arraign DUI suspects after hours. This procedure can avail the suspect of an opportunity to obtain an independent physical examination by a physician of his/her own choosing.

Many DUI arrests in Middletown tend to occur on
West Main Road, which is a heavily travelled four-lane highway with numerous retail establishments at every intersection. It may prove difficult for police officers to properly administer the standardized field sobriety tests in these areas and passing traffic can distract and interfere with the suspect’s ability to perform certain divided attention tests. In addition, Middletown has a fairly new police station, and it is necessary that a defense attorney has an idea of the layout. These issues can affect the confidentiality of phone calls and the ability of the police to have the suspect perform field sobriety tests in the station. While some police departments have ceased using in-station video surveillance, it is available and utilized in Middletown, which can often shed light on issues involving observations of the suspect.

The Middletown police force tends to be very young, but they are a well-trained and highly supervised group of officers. As a result, very few cases involving the Middletown Police actually end up at the trial stage, and the officers are generally not accustomed to testifying on a regular basis. For a
DUI attorney familiar with Middletown, RI DUI arrests call Kevin Hagan, Esq. for a free consult today.

For more information about the Middletown Police Department, please visit:

Fax: (401) 846-0175

Hours: General business hours, 8am - 4pm. Other hours for certain programs may vary by service. For more details, please visit

Handicap Accessible: Main entrance from parking lot.

Founding Date: 1/1/1922

Services: Anonymous Tip Line: (401) 842-6516 A full listing of services is available at:

Parking: Free lot

Public restrooms: Yes

Wi-Fi: None

Auxiliary: Yes

Bureaus: Detective, Traffic

Other Helpful Middletown, RI Agencies

Building / Zoning Department

Engineering Department

Finance Department

Fire Department

Human Resources


Parks & Recreation

Planning Department

Police Department

Public Works Department

Purchasing Department

Refuse Collection Department

School Department

Senior Center

Substance Abuse Department

Tax Assessor Department

Tax Collections

Technology Department

Town Administrator

Town Clerk / Voter Registration
For the past 19 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