Providence DUI Lawyer Rory Munns
Getting arrested and being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a life-changing occurrence. The events that happen during and after the arrest are extremely important. One of the most important things to know is just because you are charged with a DUI doesn't mean you will be convicted of a DUI. If you are charged it's time to contact a Providence DUI lawyer.
The Traffic Stop
Police officers conduct traffic stops for a variety of reasons. It's vital to know that any information you tell an officer can be used in the officer's final disposition. For example, if you tell an officer you are speeding you've opened yourself up to getting a speeding ticket. If an officer suspects you've been drinking too much they may request you complete a breathalyzer test. You may refuse a breathalyzer test. However, a Providence DUI lawyer would advise that refusing will result in Filing to Submit, a civil offense. Failing a breathalyzer test will likely result in being charged and arrested.
In Rhode Island, being charged with a DUI is a misdemeanor for the first offense. Any Providence DUI lawyer would consider the first DUI penalty as a warning for what could happen next time. This doesn't mean the first offense is without consequences. Jail time, fines, suspended driver's license — these are the possible outcomes of being convicted of a DUI for the first time. A Providence DUI lawyer can help you fight these charges.
First-time DUI offenders can be jailed up to one year. Take a moment to think about what that would be like. While jail time is a possible outcome it doesn't always happen to those convicted for the first offense. A Providence DUI lawyer can help you fight these charges as well.
Second-time DUI offenders face harsher penalties similar to before. The convicted faces jail time from 10 days to a one year, up to a $1,000 fine, and a driver's license suspension for one to two years. A trained Providence DUI lawyer will work to minimize the penalties. One additional penalty for a second offense is that an Ignition Interlock Device must be installed in the driver's vehicle. The driver must blow into the device before the vehicle will start. If alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start as normal.
Contact Providence DUI Lawyer Roy Munns to fight your DUI charges in court today at 401-229-5544. Hiring the right Providence DUI lawyer is crucial to the outcome in a courtroom.
Rory's Downtown Providence office is conveniently located next the J. Joseph Garrahy courthouse at 127 Dorrance St Providence, RI 02903.
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