When a person is convicted of driving under the influence in Rhode Island or elsewhere, it can create long-lasting difficulties and cause severe consequences. In certain circumstances, a criminal lawyer is able to obtain a DUI expungement for his or her client. This is a legal procedure whereby all records related to criminal charges are removed from law enforcement agencies and public records.
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.
Many Rhode Island residents may not know who Le'Veon Bell is. The star running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers was arrested on DUI charges last year, and recently his case was settled, leading to a period of probation, the suspension of his license for two months and entrance into a rehabilitation program.
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.
Many people may not know about, or even heard about, criminal expungements. When an expungement is granted to someone, it means that the individual's criminal history is effectively hidden from view. The record still exists, mind you, so that it can be referenced in case of other criminal offenses -- but the charge won't show up in background checks.