RI DUI Penalties Giving You a Fighting Chance

RI DUI Penalties

Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges

Were you arrested on suspicion of DUI? A conviction can bring immediate penalties and long-term consequences such as fines and potential jail time. If you have a previous DUI conviction, an additional DUI on your record could hurt you in the future, including job security or obtaining a loan.

What you need after a DUI arrest is a RI DUI lawyer committed to providing you with the robust legal defense you need. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. you can rest assured knowing you have a competent and aggressive advocate on your side. Tom is dedicated to providing exceptional criminal and DUI defense for his clients throughout the state of RI. Among his many honors, he is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense®, which means he knows how to beat a DUI charge with tenacity and creative tactics.

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After being arrested, call the office right away so he can begin to work on crafting the best defense possible for you. Tom and his firm fully understand what is at stake with a DUI charge and he can inform you of your rights, as well as potential consequences if convicted.

Penalties for DUI in RI

DUI-related penalties in RI are strict and include:

  • First DUI—up to 1 year in jail, $100 to $500 in fines, and up to 18 month’s license suspension
  • Second DUI—10 days to 1 year in jail, $400 to $1,000 in fines, and up to 2 year’s suspension
  • Third DUI—1 to 5 years in jail, $400 to $5,000 in fines, and at least 2 year’s suspension
  • First Breath Test Refusal--$200 to $500 in fines, and 10 to 60 hours community service
  • First DUI under 21—10 to 60 hours community service, and 6 to 18 months suspended license
  • First DUI with 0.15% BAC or more—$500 fine, up to 1 year in jail, and up to 18 months suspension

RI has a “lookback” period of five years, meaning all previous convictions within this time will be taken into account with subsequent charges.

Tough DUI Defense in RI - Free Consultation

The firm will put his years of experience to use on your behalf. As an award-winning RI DUI attorney, he knows how the prosecution works and can push back their efforts in your defense. He can challenge your charges if the arrest was not to code, or if police stopped you without probable cause.

In the case that your case cannot be dropped completely, Tom can argue for a lesser charge such as reckless driving which typically results in lesser penalties. When your future is on the line, get a skilled RI attorney in your corner!

Call Tom's firm today and schedule your free DUI case evaluation!

We serve clients throughout Rhode Island including Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Westerly, all of Providence County, Kent County, and Washington County.

Why Tom Is the Right Choice

  • Proven Record of Success
  • Over a Decade of Criminal Defense Experience
  • Personalized Legal Representation
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
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