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Boating under the influence is no joke

When it comes to the operation of a vehicle, few people think of boats when the topic of drunk driving comes to mind. Most people will immediately picture someone who is down on his or her luck driving away from a bar late at night. The implication is that anyone who is intoxicated and operating a vehicle is driving a car.

DUIs aren't just for alcohol -- drugs can trigger them too

When you hear the phrase "driving under the influence" or you hear about someone being arrested for DUI, it's likely that you automatically picture someone who is drunk because they had a few too many alcoholic beverages. Most people think of DUIs this way: a person drinking too much alcohol. But there is another way that anyone can receive a DUI, and that's driving under the influence of drugs.

On driver's license loss, and why it's more complex than you think

We've talked about the immense consequences of a drunk driving charge before on this blog, and why consulting with and eventually hiring a criminal defense attorney after a DUI charge is absolutely vital. The breadth, depth and variety of punishment that is available for people accused of and/or convicted of a drunk driving charge can leave a person with few options to rebuild their life in the weeks, months and years that follow the charge.

What are Rhode Island implied consent laws?

It happens every day -- drivers are pulled over for suspicion of OUI. Drivers in Rhode Island, much like those in other states, are subject to implied consent laws when it comes to OUI testing. In this week's post, we are going to briefly cover implied consent laws and how they can affect you.

Holiday DUI enforcement results in over a dozen DUI charges filed

Holidays are a busy time for Rhode Island law enforcement officers. Major holidays mean more police officers are out on the road looking for drunk or otherwise intoxicated drivers. Even though DUI checkpoints are considered illegal in the state, local police are allowed to increase their efforts in removing impaired drivers from Rhode Island roadways. Because of increased efforts, several residents are now facing DUI charges.

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