Protecting Your Rights in DUI and DWI Cases
DUI and DWI cases in Rhode Island are taken seriously by prosecutors and can result in stiff penalties if you are convicted — even if it is only your first offense. A conviction on these types of charges can result in the loss of your driver’s license, fines and even jail time.
The growing political pressure to crack down on drunk driving and similar offenses has pushed us closer to a zero tolerance environment for DUI and DWI cases. Perhaps now more than ever, the help of an experienced attorney is critical to making sure that your rights are protected.
The Law Offices of Mark L. Smith have been serving Rhode Island clients for over 30 years. From our locations in Providence and North Smithfield, our lawyers help people across Rhode Island resolve their legal issues involving DUI and DWI offenses.
Creating a Strong Defense for Your Case
Our law enforcement officials have specific procedures that they must follow in the course of a suspected DUI/DWI stop. Failure to follow these rules could constitute a violation of your rights and could play a significant role in how we build our defense in your case. For example, if the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to stop you or probable cause for your arrest or if the police officer did not properly follow the rules and regulations of the Department of Health when conduction the breath or blood tests, we may be able to have the charges dismissed.
We will gather all the information we can about your case and examine all the evidence the prosecutors intend to use against you. We will find any holes in their case and use them to get the charges reduced or dismissed. Our attorneys will see your case through to its conclusion and be there with you at every step.
Our firm helps clients with many DUI and DWI related issues including the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while intoxicated
- Refusal to take a breathalyzer test
- Refusal to take a blood test
- Failure of field sobriety testing
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your DUI or DWI case. We are experienced attorneys and know how to build an effective defense for your case.