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Rhode Island is hard on drunk drivers: Defend yourself

Even though Rhode Island is a small state, it takes DUIs extremely seriously. If you are convicted of a DUI in Rhode Island, you'll lose your license. If this isn't your first offense, you could lose your license for a longer period of time, face heavy fines and could even go to jail.

Holiday DUIs are a higher risk to everyone involved

No one should ever be on the roads when intoxicated, but it's particularly important to be focused on the roads during the holidays. With an increase in overall traffic as well as changing weather conditions, holiday driving has the potential to be dangerous enough without additional factors like intoxication.

Motorist faces charges for taking out weapon after car crash

People make mistakes, and it's not unusual for the police to pull someone over or to arrest an individual who has been drinking and driving. The thing to remember is that it's easy to make an already bad situation worse if you're not cooperative. This story is a good example of how not to react if you're involved in a crash and come into contact with the police.

Expunction gives you a new chance in life

If you've been convicted of a crime in the past, one of the things you might be interested in is expunction. Expunction is a process in which your arrest or criminal conviction is sealed from the public. Once that expunction occurs, employers, landlords and others will not be able to access your past criminal record.

How can you fight a DUI charge in Rhode Island?

You were driving when you saw the flashing red and blue lights. You knew you were probably driving while intoxicated, so you didn't want to stop. You did anyway, and it was only a short time before you found yourself in the backseat of the police cruiser.

Can you get drunk from food cooked in alcohol?

You went out to eat with friends and made sure you didn't drink, because you had to be the one to drive home sober. Not long after you started your trek home, you noticed that you weren't feeling quite right. Shortly thereafter, a police officer pulled you over to the side of the road.

Rhode Island: The DUI laws and penalties you should know

You didn't think you had too much to drink at dinner, but you see the cop car behind you and its flashing lights. Were you weaving? Do you have a light out? You're not sure. After a few moments talking to the officer, you realize you're being accused of being intoxicated.

What are some things you might not know about alcohol?

There are many things that people may not know about alcohol. For example, it doesn't actually impact the life cycle of brain cells, which means drinking too much won't actually kill your brain cells and make you dumb. In fact, some alcohol can actually be good for you. Red wine, for example, can prevent the onset of dementia, according to research.

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