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A first DUI conviction can be difficult enough to endure and subsequent DUIs have worse penalties. When you are arrested for DUI you need competent advocacy from a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer who is unafraid to fight the prosecution no matter what the details of your case. You need passionate and aggressive defense from The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq.
If you have been arrested, look no further than Attorney Thomasian and his firm to help you contest your charges. He makes himself available to his clients 24/7 because he understands how worrying being arrested for a subsequent DUI can be. He is a member of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in America and a member of the National College for DUI Defense®. He provides the tenacious defense for DUI charges you need to help avoid a conviction.
Rhode Island has a lookback period of five years, meaning only after five years have elapsed from your first conviction will previous DUIs not be taken into account. You can receive elevated penalties for subsequent DUIs within that time.
A third DUI conviction within five years is a felony can have even worse penalties including up to a $5,000 fine, one to three years in jail, and possible forfeiture of your vehicle. The serious nature of these punishments necessitates having an experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer on your side.
Your case is far from over when you are arrested. The prosecution needs to prove beyond doubt that you were illegally intoxicated while behind the wheel. If we can challenge the case against you by discrediting the results of any breathalyzer test that was administered to you, your charges could be dropped.
Even if we cannot have your case dismissed, we can work to have your charges reduced by pleading for reckless driving charges instead which carry lighter penalties. No matter what evidence the prosecution has against you, Attorney Thomasian knows DUI charges can be beaten and can work for the best results possible in your case.
The Rhode Island DUI firm can review your case for free so call today!