Rhode Island DUI & OUI Refusal Lawyer
Being arrested and charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or an OUI (Operating Under the Influence) can be a scary and complicated situation. But what’s the difference between the two?
A DUI refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An OUI is more encompassing because you can be charged for operating a vehicle or being in physical contact with a vehicle. Theoretically, that could mean that if you’re sitting in your car, parked on the side of the road, asleep, you could be charged with an OUI.
It’s also common that when you’re pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, the police officer will ask you to submit to a chemical test. This is a test that uses either blood, urine or breath to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) level. Refusing to take the chemical test can actually be almost as bad as failing it. Among other negative outcomes, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked, due to the concept of “implied consent.” When you signed the necessary papers to receive your driver’s license, you agreed to comply with a police officer’s request during a traffic stop.
If you’ve already been arrested and criminally charged, or if you suspect you’re being investigated and charges are forthcoming, contact Kilroy Law Firm. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Kilroy has devoted his firm to the practice of law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Due to his experience, he knows what’s at stake for you and will work zealously to safeguard your rights and provide you with the best possible defense.
Don’t wait to contact our OUI and DUI lawyer until criminal charges have been filed against you. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can begin preparing a rigorous defense. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call or text us at (401) 855-9023.