Archive for DUI/DWI

Injured by a Drunk Driver in Rhode Island

shutterstock_20441605If you’re injured by a drunk driver, it’s very important that you make sure you give a complete report to the police. If you’re unable to do so, we can help you with that at the hospital or we can have the police come and speak with you at the hospital but it’s important that we document or you document that you’re involved in an accident with a drunk driver. They’re after that will open up the avenue for us to go ahead and pursue an action against that driver or the owner of the vehicle or possibly your own uninsured or under-insured motorists’ coverage.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer.

What’s the BAC in Rhode Island for Adults and Minors?

shutterstock_156939392Quite often we’re asked, “What is the blood alcohol limit in the state of Rhode Island?” Rhode Island has a .08 law however if you are a young adult over the age of 18 but under 21, there is also a statute known as driving while impaired which is when your blood alcohol level is between a .02 and a .08.

This informational blog post was brought to you by William J. Murphy, an experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer.

What Should I do if I Get Arrested for More than One DUI in Rhode Island?

shutterstock_130472357Our office is often contacted by individuals who had prior DUI’s in their past and have received or been charged with a new DUI offense.  It is important to know in Rhode Island that multiple DUI’s within a 5 year period are taken very seriously by both the court and the prosecution and that an individual can end up in jail for those offenses.  If you are arrested for a second or third DUI within a 5 year period, it is imperative that you contact an attorney right away.

This informational blog post was brought to you by William J. Murphy, an experienced Providence, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer.