A conviction for DUI in Rhode Island or OUI in Massachusetts will dramatically affect your life and your lifestyle. At a minimum, your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked, you will have to pay a fine, and your insurance premiums will increase significantly. You may even have to go to jail. You need a DUI lawyer to help you in a case like this.
Know that a DUI conviction is not a certainty, even if you blew over .08. Before you decide to plead guilty, you should speak with an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer. Ann Sheeley has more than 25 years of experience, including DUI Cases, in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts court systems. Diligent and determined to win, criminal defense attorney Sheeley carefully prepares each case, looking for factual issues or flaws in the prosecutor’s case that could lead to a positive outcome.
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DUI/OUI Defense Strategies
When you choose our law firm, attorney Ann Sheeley will thoroughly review the events leading to your arrest. Ann Sheeley will look for issues that could lead to a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a non-alcohol driving offense.
Some of these issues include the following:
Lack of reasonable suspicion for the police to stop you
Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
Lack of probable cause to arrest you
Inadmissible breath or blood test results
Denial of your constitutional rights
Police officers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts sometimes make mistakes when investigating drivers for drunk driving offenses. Ann Sheeley will review dash cam videos, the post-arrest police report, police station videos and other evidence looking for mistakes that could form the basis for an effective defense. When results matter, turn to Sheeley Law for results.
Find Out If You Qualify for a Hardship License
Rhode Island now has a conditional Hardship License which may allow you to continue driving to and from work, school or medical appointments. Call Sheeley Law to see if this might apply to you.