If law enforcement arrested you on a DUI charge, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. A DUI arrest can throw your life into a tailspin, especially if this is the first time you have been arrested and this is your first contact with the criminal justice system.
One of the most inconvenient and frustrating challenges in life has recently happened to you – you lost your driver’s license. Whether the state revoked your license because of a DUI or because you refused to submit to a chemical test during a traffic stop, losing the right to drive has seriously impacted your ability to get the most important things done in your life. You still have a job to get to, as well as errands to run and appointments to keep. Can a Rhode Island hardship license improve your situation?
Whether you are one of the millions of people traveling out of town this Thanksgiving week or staying put in your hometown, you could be at risk for DUI.
Getting into a car accident can often seem like a nightmare — it happens so fast, and you will likely be in shock immediately following the crash. Regardless of who was at fault or how the accident occurred, all drivers involved must remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives. You might be wondering what happens if you leave before this point.
If Rhode Island police suspect you of drunk driving, they will pull you over and look for a reason to arrest you and give you DUI charges. When no apparent proof or symptoms of intoxication are available, law enforcement can determine impairment through tests.
Under Rhode Island law, any driver involved in an accident or who had reason to believe he or she was involved in an accident must stop. For example, leaving the scene when someone is hurt can lead to penalties such as driver's license suspension, fines and imprisonment. If stopping at the scene itself would be unsafe, drivers are allowed to stop as close as possible, and they should take every care to minimize the disruption of traffic.
One unfortunate reality of law enforcement is that police officers have flaws. They are human. They may even make serious mistakes and issue false arrests for a variety of reasons, some malicious.
In Rhode Island, driving while intoxicated is a term based on a blood alcohol content reading of 0.08 percent or higher. Drivers under the age of 21 can be charged with driving under the influence with a BAC of between 0.02 and 0.08 percent.
If you think you are dealing with domestic violence, it is crucial for you to know your rights to protection. You might have questions about filing a restraining order, including where you file, what it entails and if you are dealing with what the law terms as domestic abuse. The purpose of this post is to answer all of these questions and give you a path to safety.
Taking a chance with drunk driving could have you facing much more than just DUI charges. A Providence woman recently found that out when she was pulled over for speeding and running stop signs at 1:00 am on Friday, June 2nd.