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Rhode Island DUI Attorneys

If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or drugs you need a Rhode Island DUI Attorney to help you. Penalties for drunk driving and refusal to take a breath test have consistently increased over the years. If convicted you risk losing your license, having to pay significant amounts in fines and fees, and possibly jail. You need an RI attorney who will fight for you. Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who appear in every court in Rhode Island and will expertly handle felony and misdemeanor DUI cases.

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STATUTORY PENALTIES FOR RI DUI

1st OFFENSE

Penalties for a first offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .10 can range from the following:

  • Up to one year at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI)
  • Fines and fees between $800 and $1000
  • 10 to 60 hours of community service
  • License suspension of 1 to 6 months
  • Mandatory completion of an alcohol treatment program and/or driving school
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle (this is a breath test machine installed in your vehicle and monitored by the RI DMV)

Penalties for a first offence DUI with an unknown breath alcohol or a breath alcohol content (BAC) between .10 and .15 can range from the following:

  • Up to one year at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI)
  • Fines and fees between $800 and $1100
  • 10 to 60 hours of public community service
  • License suspension of 3 to 12 months
  • Mandatory completion of an alcohol treatment program and/or driving school
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

Penalties for a first offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) greater than .15 can range from the following:

  • Up to one year at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI)
  • Fines and fees totaling approximately $1,200
  • 20 to 60 hours of public community service
  • License suspension of 3 to 18 months
  • Mandatory completion of an alcohol treatment program and/or driving school
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

2nd OFFENSE

If you have previously been convicted of a DUI within the last five years then you will be charged with a 2nd offense DUI. Penalties for a 2nd offence DUI include mandatory minimum sentence at the ACI.

Penalties for a second offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .15 can range from the following:

  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days, up to 1 year
  • Fines and fees totaling approximately $1,100
  • License suspension of 1 to 2 years
  • Mandatory completion of an alcohol and/or drug treatment program
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

Penalties for a second offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or greater can range from the following:

  • Mandatory minimum jail time of 6 months, up to 1 year
  • Fines and costs in excess of $1,500
  • Mandatory license suspension for 2 years
  • Mandatory completion of an alcohol and/or drug treatment program
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

3rd OFFENSE

If you have previously been convicted of two or more DUIs within the last five years then you will be charged with a 3nd offense DUI. A 3rd offence DUI is charged as a felony and include a mandatory minimum sentence at the ACI.

Penalties for a second offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .15 can range from the following:

  • Mandatory minimum of 1 year at the ACI, up to 3 years
  • Fines and fees totaling approximately of $1,200
  • License suspension of 2 to 3 years
  • Mandatory alcohol and/or drug treatment
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

Penalties for a second offence DUI with a breath alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .15 can range from the following:

  • Mandatory minimum of 3 years at the ACI, up 5 years
  • Fines an fees between $1,500 and $5,500
  • License suspension of 3 years
  • Mandatory alcohol and/or drug treatment
  • Ignition interlock system requirement in your vehicle

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