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Police to Step Up DUI Enforcement Over the Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Matthew Marin | May 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

**With an increased presence on Rhode Island roadways over this long holiday weekend, Police will be looking to step up enforcement of Rhode Island's DUI laws. In an effort to stay safe and enjoy your weekend, we have three simple tips:

(1) If you have been drinking, don't drive. This protects you and others on the road.

(2) If you have been stooped by the police while driving, for any reason, and are asked to take (or told to take) roadside field sobriety tests, know that you have the right to refuse to take those tests and your refusal to perform roadside field sobriety tests cannot be used against you.

(3) If you are asked to submit to a chemical test (either the breathalyzer or a blood test), ALWAYS speak with a skilled and experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer before making that decision. The Police must afford you the opportunity to make that phone call BEFORE you make your choice.

If you have been charged with drunk driving (DUI) in Rhode Island, it is critically important that you speak with a Rhode Island DUI lawyer as soon as possible to ensure all your rights are being protected. Some evidence in DUI cases is routinely destroyed shortly after you have been charged and a experienced DUI lawyer will know how to preserve that potentially exculpatory evidence.

Visit my website at for more information on Rhode Island DUI laws and penalties. Call now at 401-228-8271 to schedule a free initial case evaluation.

Via The Johnston

Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the start of the summer vacation and travel season. We can expect an increase in the volume of traffic along the highways throughout the state. Therefore, patrols will be vigorously concentrating on speeders, aggressive and reckless drivers, and we will be assigning additional patrols to DUI enforcement. Additionally, unmarked and low profile vehicles will be utilized by patrols to maximize the deterrent effort.

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Matthew Marin

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.


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