Fighting Your DUI

Kent County DUI Lawyer on Your Side

If you were recently arrested for DUI, don't make the common mistake of believing that you cannot fight your charges, because you can. In all criminal cases, the defendants have every right to fight their charges and they have a right to an attorney and DUI is no exception. As a Kent County DUI attorney, I have 15 years of experience defending misdemeanor and felony DUI charges on behalf of my clients.

With an in-depth understanding of the science behind chemical tests, the pseudo-scientific field sobriety tests, police procedures, and Rhode Island's DUI laws, I have been highly successful at helping my clients keep their driver's licenses, and DUI convictions off their records. In the face of license suspension, skyrocketing insurance premiums, jail time and a criminal conviction, you have no other choice but to fight your DUI charges!

Why choose attorney Steven J. Hart?

  • I have 15 years of experience defending DUI cases.
  • I can represent clients in both alcohol and drug-related DUI cases.
  • I offer free consultations to all prospective clients.
  • Committed to results, I am dedicated to beating DUI charges.

What are the penalties for a first-time DUI?

A first-time Kent County DUI is a misdemeanor offense providing the blood alcohol content (BAC) was between .08% and .10%. First DUIs are punishable by $100 to $400 in fines, from 10 to 60 hours of community service, up to 45 days license suspension, a $500 highway assessment, and possibly drunk driving school.

What type of defenses can be raised in a DUI case?

While the possible defenses are many, some common defenses include: instrument malfunction, illegal police stop, outside environmental factors, your physiological conditions such as GERD, calibration issues, improper storage of your blood sample, blood contamination, untrained technician taking your blood sample, and so much more.

Can I beat the breath test?

People who have been arrested for DUI after failing the breathalyzer test mistakenly believe that they cannot fight their DUI charges. This is a common misconception that is not true. Rhode Island law enforcement use the Intoxilyzer 5000 as the state's predominant breath testing machine; however, the results from the Intoxilyzer 5000 can be challenged by reviewing the machine's maintenance records, police reports and the defendant's test results. When a malfunction has occurred, often these documents can provide clues to inaccuracies which can lead to suppression of test results.

Contact a Kent County DUI attorney today!

Want to have the best possible chances of fighting your DUI charges? Don't hesitate to contact me, Kent County DUI lawyer, Steven J. Hart. I know what types of consequences individuals face upon conviction and I am passionate about defending DUI charges. With an excellent understanding of the scientific and legal processes of DUI cases, I have fine-tuned my skills for trial and for attacking field sobriety tests, and evidence obtained from breath and blood tests.

If you are facing DUI charges in Kent County, I urge you to contact my office to arrange a free consultation to find out how I would defend your DUI charges.

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