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DUI/Drunk Driving | Caprio Law
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DUI/Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is a serious crime in Rhode Island. You need professional representation to assess the seriousness of your charges and aggressively protect your rights. Contemporary DUI/drunk driving laws are incredibly complex, and a single misstep can result in serious consequences that can affect your life for years to come. Prosecutors face a number of hurdles in proving the case against you. Our lawyers know DUI laws inside and out, and can provide the legal counsel you need to successfully navigate your legal troubles.

DUI/Drunk Driving FAQ

Is DUI a misdemeanor or a Felony?

The first or second offense of DUI is considered a misdemeanor in Rhode Island, with any further infractions being considered felonies. DUI felonies often entail mandatory jail time, so it is considerably more serious if you are in court facing a multiple offense charge.

Should I refuse a Breathalyzer or a blood test? What are the consequences?

In Rhode Island, refusal of a breath test is a civil charge which, on a first offense, carries a minimum license suspension of 6 months.  You also face a preliminary suspension of your license while the case is pending.  If you refuse the breath test, you will be charged with both Refusal  (civil) and DUI (criminal).  Our attorney have experience in defending clients in clients against both charges and can exploit weaknesses in the prosecution’s case in order to secure a favorable disposition for our clients.

How much does a DUI Lawyer Cost?

Driving under the influence is a serious criminal charge that can change your life forever.  Our fees vary from case to case based on the facts presented.  We offer free consultations and can quote you a fee after analyzing the charges and evidence against you.

The Caprio Lawfirm


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Providence, RI 02903
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