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First Offense DUI in RI

Defense Lawyer for First-Time DUI Charges

Most people have never experienced the court system or faced serious penalties prior to their arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. For those arrested for the first time, being charged with a DUI offense is stressful and frightening, since your freedom and reputation are on the line.

However, with the professional, legal assistance of a qualified criminal defense attorney, there is hope that your charges will be reduced or your case dismissed entirely. Attorney Tom Thomasian and his firm can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Don't face these charges alone. Call (401) 312-4385 to begin discussing your legal options.

First-Time DUI Penalties in RI

The punishment for a first offense DUI includes up to a maximum jail sentence of one year, a fine, a suspended license, community service, and alcohol counseling and assessments. While getting sentenced to jail for a first offense is considered rare; the penalties may increase depending on the level of the driver’s intoxication.

The following are the penalties for a first-time DUI based on BAC test readings:

  • Readings of .08 to .10 – You will be fined $100 to $300 and lose your license for a period of 1 to 6 months. You may be obligated to perform 10 to 60 hours of community service and enroll in a DUI/alcohol program and treatment counseling.
  • Readings of .10 to .15 or Unknown BAC – You will be fined $100 to $400 and lose your license for a period of 3 months to 1 year. You may be obligated to perform 10 to 60 hours of community service, along with DUI school and treatment.
  • Readings of .15 or above or DUI-Drugs – You will be fined $500 and lose your license for 3 to 18 months. Community service of 20 to 60 hours, as well as DUI school and alcohol counseling.

Let Us Protect Your Rights Today

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., our RI first-offense DUI lawyer is ready to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. He can conduct an investigation and collect evidence necessary to develop a personalized and effective defense strategy to get the results you want. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you immediately.

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