Kilroy Law Firm

DUI or OUI & Refusal

Kilroy Law Firm of Providence, Rhode Island


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.

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"Quality, efficient, attentive are just a few words to describe the type of services you receive. He was able to answer everything and explain all matters to me thoroughly. He always kept things professional and always made sure I understood exactly what was going on. There was nothing that went on that I wasn't aware of. If you want adequate and the best representation then hire him!"
- Simone Cotton

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Got Drug Charge Reduced to a Filing

Attorney Noah Kilroy was very thorough in his handling on my husband’s case! He presented as very skilled in court, and was able to get the outcome that my family was looking for- a reduced drug charge, avoiding a conviction and jail time. I would definitely recommend Attorney Kilroy to others who are looking for competent representation!

Norma - Providence, RI

DUI Dismissed

Noah was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful with my DUI case and any questions I had. He did a great job of keeping me informed with what was going on & was very honest & trustworthy. And to top it off, he got my DUI dismissed! I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a honest lawyer.

Ashleigh - Newport, RI

Exceeded Expectations

Noah helped my family with my brother’s parole hearing. My brother had nothing but good things to say about him and our family was always kept in the loop. I spent countless hours trying to figure out the best way to help my brother, when Noah was hired he took the reigns but still allowed our family to be a huge part of the process. He was available to take my calls and always responded to my texts and emails. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney.

Karen - Providence, RI
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