There is hope for your Rhode Island DUI
Most individuals in RI who are arrested under suspicion of DUI (driving under the influence) refuse to submit to a breath test or blood test. Upon being arrested and charged with a Rhode Island DUI and refusal, the charged individual is facing two distinct and different charges.
Your Rhode Island DUI Charge
The RI DUI charge is criminal, and is prosecuted in the Rhode Island District Court. The penalties are criminal, and could include one year of confinement/jail.
Your Rhode Island Refusal Charge
The RI refusal charge is a civil traffic violation–the “mother of all traffic tickets” in the vernacular of those old enough to remember the Gulf Wars. The RI refusal charge is prosecuted in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal, and subjects the accused to civil penalties which could include a one year loss of driving in RI. Flanagan Law Offices can protect you in both forums.