There is more than one way to be convicted of a DUI. There is even a way you can be convicted without being behind the wheel of a car or truck.
Rhode Island law has a statute written for all modes of transport to be considered as vehicles, which makes it illegal to operate a bike while under the influence of alcohol or any other type of controlled substance. If a bicyclist is operating their bike while under the influence, he or she may potentially be charged with a DUI, which results in severe penalties such as a costly ticket, fines, and protective custody for public intoxication.
However, penalties can differ and the results of your sentencing can be influenced by the skill of an experienced DUI lawyer. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., our attorney has extensive experience in developing successful defenses for his clients. Whether you are operating a car, bike, or even boat, having a qualified lawyer on your side can help you get your charges reduced, or your case dismissed entirely.