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Facing felony DUI charges? Legal counsel can protect your rights

The severity of penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol differs from state to state, and when the strictness of all the states was compared recently, it was found that Rhode Island ranks number 34 on the list. Even so, DUI charges here are serious -- regardless of whether the accusations concern an alleged first or second violation, or a felony DUI after two prior convictions. The impact of such charges can adversely affect the lives of those who are convicted, and the assistance of experienced attorneys may be vital.

How a defense attorney can assist in your DUI case

Many people wrongly believe that every drunk-driving related arrest automatically results in a DUI conviction. In truth, there are many legitimate and effective defenses to drunk driving charges that may apply to an individual's case and result in DUI charges being dismissed.

Is it possible to fight back against BUI charges in Rhode Island?

For many boaters, a relaxing day out on the water would not be complete with a few drinks. The issue though is when one or two drinks turns into more drinks and the driver of the boat becomes legally impaired. 

What is at stake in breath test refusal cases?

As is the case in other states, the law in Rhode Island presumes that, if you have a driver's license, then you have already given consent to breath, blood or urine tests for the purpose of determining whether or not you are driving under the influence. Refusing a chemical test can therefore result in penalties also handed down for DUI convictions.

Seeking a DUI expungement? Assistance is available

A fair number of Rhode Island residents have been pulled over and arrested on DUI-related charges. These individuals face potentially serious consequences, some of which can have powerful impacts on their futures. A criminal defense attorney knows that some of these people are arrested without real cause and/or that charges are filed based on faulty chemical testing. With so much on the line, it is understandable for people to want to defend themselves against any alleged DUI involvement and to seek a DUI expungement -- if necessary.

Rhode Island DUI driver's license suspension or revocation laws

Having a driver's license suspended can create a lot of problems for a person. Numerous Rhode Island residents depend on the ability to drive in order to provide for themselves and/or their families. The inability to do that can take a drastic toll on a person's financial state and his or her relationships. If a suspension is ordered for a DUI-related offense, a driver's license suspension or revocation can last for months to years.

Rhode Island maritime personal injury: Injured on a cruise

It is summertime, and people are finally starting to take their breaks from work and school. Many are heading out on their vacations. As Rhode Island residents have quick access to open water, taking cruises is something many are likely to do with their vacation days. While no one wants to think it will happen, accidents do occur while traveling, and the damages suffered from a maritime personal injury can be quite substantial.

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