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Q: Webmaster of local news website declined to remove an article on my DUI charge. May I work with arresting officers?
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Oct 16, 2018

What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

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Q: What's the quickest way to drop a DUI charge in RI?
Allison Abilheira
Allison Abilheira answered on Nov 23, 2017

There is no “quick” way to drop a dui. Dui’s are very technical and should be reviewed by an experienced attorney, who can evaluate your options.

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Q: Do I have a right to have my lawyer present during a blood-alcohol test?
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 3, 2017

NO. Police follow an old U S Supreme Court case, Schmerber, that says officers need not delay for such things, for an implied consent test, due to the evanescent nature of alcohol being processed by the human body.

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Q: two prior dui offenses in new york from 2002&3. Was over 21 at both times. 2015 arrested in massachusetts. Fail breath?

Will this count as third offense. I know of the lifetime lookback...can the rmv suspend my license for 8 years?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 10, 2015

I would recommend you retain an attorney to assist you in negotiating the best disposition you can as the penalties increase based on subsequent offenses.

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Q: How do i get to speak to a representative in the state of R.I. , and not a automative machine? Tryin 2 reinstate in MO.

I have even hired a MO lawyer, and even he can not get thru to speak w/ a RI rep. Who can i get in touch with in Cranston RI, so that i can resolve this on going red flag that i have

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 9, 2014

At times the voice mail system is a difficult maze.

Suspension Information by Mail

If you cannot appear in person at Operator Control for information regarding your license or registration, you may leave a message listing your name, date of birth, address, license number, as well as...
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Q: Got charged dui first time never been in trouble never even had parking ticket never been in a courtroom can i beat it
Mr. Jose Carmelo Masso IV
Mr. Jose Carmelo Masso IV answered on Oct 19, 2012

The merits of your case and your ability to "beat" the charge depends entirely on the specific facts of your case. It is unlikely anyone on the internet can give you any advice in this regard without additional information, which you should not share online. The only sure way you'll be in a... Read more »

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