Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are arrested for a crime in Rhode Island, you need a Rhode Island lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The aftermath of a Rhode Island criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Rhode Island lawyer. Each criminal offense 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 qualified criminal defense lawyers in Rhode Island you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring an experienced Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal 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
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in Rhode Island is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving Rhode Island include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be charged for drunk driving or DWI 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 arrested 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 Rhode Island. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.