Relentless Tiverton trial lawyers guiding you through the DUI process
The Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey are knowledgeable about the complexities of Rhode Island DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs) laws and understand how a DUI charge can have a big impact on your life whether you are a first- or third-time offender. A DUI conviction can compromise your reputation, driving privileges, and career.
The Rhode Island DUI laws are designed to protect those on the road. The penalties for drunk driving are based on the amount of alcohol in a person's system and on any prior DUI arrests and charges. Any Rhode Island driver under or over the age of 21 can be convicted of driving under the influence, if—
- You have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08% or greater
- You are under the age of 21 and have a BAC level between .02% and .08%
- You are impaired in any way by a substance
- There is any presence in your body of an illegal drug like marijuana, barbiturates, or cocaine
Our attorneys are ready to counsel you on your legal options, prepare a strong defense, navigate you through the DUI process, or help with other important legal issues:
Make us your first call if you or a loved one faces a DUI charge in RI
When you are pulled over or arrested for drunk driving in Rhode Island, it is never a good time. The Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey is available 24/7 if you or anyone in your family needs help. We regularly assist college students facing drunk driving charges. When you or a loved one needs help, contact us immediately so we can start to protect your rights and interests. We are located in Tiverton.
As a first-time offender with a BAC above .08%, you will face several Rhode Island DUI penalties:
A second-time offender faces stricter punishment. To be labeled as a second-time offender, the individual will have had one previous conviction of DUI within the last five years—Rhode Island's look-back period.
A second-time offender with a BAC above .08% will face the following penalties: