DUI Sentencing

Defending Rhode Island clients against criminal prosecution

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, you will need a qualified Rhode Island DUI defense attorney who has the skill and experience to achieve the best possible results in your case. Even if you are a first-time offender, the penalties can be quite severe. You can be fined up to $500 and have your license suspended for up to 18 months. You may be sentenced up to one year in jail and be required to pay a $500 assessment fee. You will be required to attend DUI driving school, partake in a drug abuse program, be compelled to acquire expensive SR-22 insurance for the next three years and perform up to 60 hours of public service. A Rhode Island DUI conviction often results in loss of employment, higher long-term insurance rates and a criminal record that will haunt you the rest of your days.

Our DUI attorney can seek to suppress evidence resulting from procedural error

None of these disastrous outcomes need befall you if you retain a Rhode Island DUI defense attorney who has the road map required to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. It is possible to have your alleged offense entirely dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. There are many, many ways to challenge a DUI charge on both substantive and procedural grounds even if you failed the breath test. Evidence can be completely suppressed if there was the smallest deviation from proper procedure. The standards of proof in DUI cases are so strict and the required procedural details so numerous that most any DUI case can be deconstructed to the defendant’s advantage. Not all Rhode Island DUI criminal defense attorneys are cut from the same high-quality cloth and are endowed with the detailed knowledge of how to recognize these deviations and leverage them to defeat your DUI charge. At The Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy, LLC we have over the years dedicated a substantial portion of our practice to DUI defense and know precisely which legal buttons to push on your behalf.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Rhode Island, do NOT despair and, above all, do NOT elect to throw yourself upon the nonexistent mercy of the court. You need a defense attorney in your corner who has the inside knowledge and experience required to insure the best possible results. Call The Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy, LLC today at (401) 316-9423 or via email or contact us online to set up your free initial consultation.