Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are blamed 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 attorney in Rhode Island. Each criminal offense in Rhode Island, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime 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 attorneys you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified Rhode Island criminal defense attorney 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 build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Rhode Island, the main objective of the lawyers 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 include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
In Rhode Island to be arrested 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 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 charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.