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Rhode Island man charged with breath test refusal and DUI

A man in Rhode Island is facing multiple charges following a car crash that occurred near the middle of May. This individual is accused of DUI, breath test refusal and driving recklessly. As each of these offenses are considered serious, a strategic criminal defense may be of benefit to his situation.

With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, here's a simple reminder

In just over 24 hours, the Memorial Day Weekend will be upon us. There will be many people out there who want to soak in the sun during this holiday that marks the "opening of the Summer," and as such, there will be plenty of people who take their boat out on the ocean or to the lake to enjoy the weather and have a good time with friends and family.

Mistake with paperwork could lead to dismissed DUI charges

Dozens of drunk driving cases in the state of Rhode Island are being challenged due to incorrect paperwork at police stations that fail to adequately inform the accused of their rights as DUI defendants. The form in question is called "rights for use at station," and the accused individual uses the form to know what his or her rights are. However, on New Year's Day, new laws went into affect, and some of them dealt with the rights of DUI defendants -- and these rights are not listed on these "rights for use at station" forms.

Don't underestimate the seriousness of a DUI charge

When you think about the typical DUI, you may think that there are only legal consequences on the line. In other words, you may only think about the potential jail time, the fines, the license revocation, and the court costs that a person has to deal with. However, these are only a few of the myriad consequences that can hurt an individual accused and convicted of DUI.

Study lauds economic impact of cutting down drunk driving wrecks

An interesting study was recently published in the journal "Injury Prevention," detailing the economic impact of drunk driving accidents on the U.S. economy. Since the middle of the 1980s, drunk driving accidents have been cut in half. That's a significant drop over the last three decades. But it is even more impressive when you consider that the drunk driving accidents that have been eliminated in that time have supposedly contributed to a $20 billion increase to the annual U.S. economy.

When you go out on your boat, safety trumps entertainment

When it comes to enjoying a day out on the lake or the ocean, it is very likely that the boater or boating group will bring some alcoholic beverages with them. not every boater or boating group does this -- but a large quantity of boat trips involve alcoholic beverages. Obviously, this can lead to some problems and complications.

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