Rhode Island DUI / DWI Questions & Answers

Q: Webmaster of local news website declined to remove an article on my DUI charge. May I work with arresting officers?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination, Copyright and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

Q: What's the quickest way to drop a DUI charge in RI?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 23, 2017
Allison Abilheira's answer
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.

Q: Do I have a right to have my lawyer present during a blood-alcohol test?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 3, 2017
William Head's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
Neville Bedford's answer
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. https://www.massrmv.com/rmv/suspend/oui.htm

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.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
Neville Bedford's answer
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 a brief description of the problem you are experiencing and you will receive correspondence by mail. You may also mail your suspension inquiry and any pertinent information to Operator Control.

Q: Got charged dui first time never been in trouble never even had parking ticket never been in a courtroom can i beat it

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2012
Mr. Jose Carmelo Masso IV's answer
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 position to successfully challenge the charges against you is to retain local counsel who is familiar with your state's DUI laws, court procedures, and local customs of the prosecutor. Don't wait to...

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