Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in Rhode Island, you need a Rhode Island lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The repercussion of a criminal conviction in Rhode Island are too great to trust your life and future to just any lawyer in Rhode Island. Each criminal case in Rhode Island, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in Rhode Island could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney Rhode Island will ensure that your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Rhode Island lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Rhode Island, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Rhode Island
In Rhode Island the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Rhode Island for drunk driving are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
To be arrested for drunk driving or DWI in Rhode Island a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Rhode Island. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.