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DWI - DUI's Penalties for Drivers Aged 18-21

Published 01/05/2020

Arrested for a DUI and you are between the ages of 18 and 21. What penalties can you face?      A person under the age of 21 but at least eighteen 18 years of age who takes a breathalyzer test, shall be determined to have been driving while impaired if the test determines the person's blood...

RI DUI- Ordered to Complete Alcohol Counseling, Now What?

Published 01/03/2020

What to Know About Rhode Island DUI and Refusal Alcohol Treatment Programs If you were ordered to complete alcohol counseling as part of your sentence then you need to complete a program through an approved provider. You have 6 months from your date of conviction to complete this. You must provide the DMV with both your...

RI DUI - Ordered to Complete Community Service, Now What?

Published 01/03/2020

What are the requirements to complete my community service? Your community service must be completed in person, not online, and at a non-profit organization. If you were ordered to complete the Alcohol Education program, your public community service requirement must be completed within four (4) months from conviction date. If you were ordered to complete an Alcohol...

Alcohol Related License Reinstatement Fees

Published 01/02/2020

Rhode Island DUI Fees and Costs All reinstatements of driving privileges are conducted at the Adjudication Office of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles. When a motorist satisfies all court-ordered suspension requirements, as well as any Division of Motor Vehicle suspension requirements, the motorist may reinstate his/her driving privilege. The fees for such services are listed...

Rhode Island Hardship License

Published 01/02/2020

How will I get to work if my license gets suspended for a Rhode Island DUI or Breathalyzer Refusal? You can petition the court for a hardship license after the initial preliminary suspension and after any conviction.  To be eligible for this benefit you need to have an ignition interlock installed in your motor vehicle. An ignition...

Criminal and Non-Criminal Actions May Impact Nursing License

Published 01/01/2020

Will a Criminal Conviction Impact Your Nursing License? The impacts of a criminal conviction will reach outside of the courtroom and may affect your Nursing License. Nurses, like other professionals, are governed by a state board. In Rhode Island, The Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education (“The Board”) is responsible for enforcing rules and regulations...

DUI Rights

Published 01/01/2020

DUI’s and Refusal’s are generally prosecuted based upon breathalyzer, blood or urine tests and observations made by witnesses and police officers. If the State seeks to use the Breathalyzer results they must meet the following requirement: (1) that you consented to the taking of the test, (2) a copy of the test results was mailed, within 72 hours...

Arrested for Breathalyzer Refusal, Now What?

Published 12/29/2019

I was arrested for a Rhode Island Breathalyzer Refusal, what will happen at my first court date? You will have a preliminary hearing before a Judge or Magistrate of the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. At that hearing the Judge will review the documentation submitted by the arresting police department to make a determination to preliminary suspend...

Rhode Island DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal Differences

Published 12/27/2019

What’s the difference between a DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal charge? While these two charges generally arise out of the same set of facts, they are completely separate charges.  A DUI, RI DUI Statute, is a criminal offense punishable by up to one year in jail, up to a $500 fine, substance abuse counseling or DUI school, up...

Rhode Island Traffic Offenses Can Impact Your CDL

Published 12/23/2019

Will Leaving the Scene of an Accident affect my CDL? If you are driving your personal motor vehicle and leave the scene of an accident and are convicted of that charge your CDL will be suspended for a period of 1 year. Will Traffic Offenses affect my CDL? There are numerous traffic offenses that could impact your CDL....