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According to research by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident every two minutes, and someone is killed every fifty-one minutes. Driving while under the influence (DUI) or operating while under the influence (OUI) are serious charges, and these cases are prosecuted aggressively. Because of the serious risk that drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol pose, the penalties for conviction are steep, and in addition to fines and imprisonment, you might also be facing the loss of your driving privileges. If you are facing DUI/OUI charges in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, you should contact our Providence DUI/OUI attorneys as soon as possible.
To speak with our dedicated, compassionate criminal defense attorney, call 401-600-0000.
In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08%. If a driver is found with a BAC greater than 0.08%, they can be arrested and charged with a DUI or OUI. The penalties for a DUI or OUI depend on a number of factors, and it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced Providence DUI/OUI defense attorney will help you understand the charges against you, as well as all of your legal options.
Factors that can dictate the penalty for a DUI/OUI conviction include:
Depending on the facts of your case, your DUI/OUI charge may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Additionally, because Rhode Island and Massachusetts both have implied consent laws surrounding breath tests, if you refused to submit to a breath test, you may be facing additional charges associated with your DUI/OUI.
DUI and OUI charges are complicated and should always be taken seriously. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or OUI in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, you need an experienced lawyer protecting your rights. Mike Lombardi & Associates knows that a successful defense requires thorough investigation and a detail-oriented approach that is aggressive. We are proud to provide our clients with high-quality legal representation, and we can help you.
To put our knowledge and experience to work for you, call our Providence DUI/OUI lawyers at 401-600-0000. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.