Client is arrested by the Portsmouth Police Department and charged with Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) under Rhode Island General Laws Section 31-27-2. If convicted, client would be subjected to the following penalties:
For a first violation whose blood alcohol concentration is eight one-hundredths of one percent (.08%), but less than one-tenth of one percent (.1%), by weight, or who has a blood presence of any scheduled controlled substance as defined in subdivision (b)(2), shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300); shall be required to perform ten (10) to sixty (60) hours of public community restitution, and/or shall be imprisoned for up to one year. The sentence may be served in any unit of the adult correctional institutions in the discretion of the sentencing judge and/or shall be required to attend a special course on driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance; provided, however, that the court may permit a servicemember or veteran to complete any court-approved counseling program administered or approved by the Veterans’ Administration, and his or her driver’s license shall be suspended for thirty (30) days up to one hundred eighty (180) days. The sentencing judge or magistrate may prohibit that person from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system as provided in § 31-27-2.8.
After her arrest, client hired Noah Kilroy to represent her. Upon further investigation, Attorney Kilroy discovered that client, at the time she did her field sobriety test, had a leg injury that prevented her from completing a large portion of her sobriety test. When Attorney Kilroy brought this to the attention of the prosecution, the City of Portsmouth agreed to dismiss the DUI charge against client.
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