If your college student son or daughter has been arrested and charged with DUI in Rhode Island, you are probably worried about many of the same things that our former and current clients have been worried about: is my investment in my son or daughter's college education going to go to waste?
It is reasonable to be worried that your son or daughter may face an uphill battle in trying to gain employment after their graduation if they have a Rhode Island DUI conviction on their record. Leaving their case to chance is not a rational choice. You have invested too much time, energy, effort, and thousands of dollars in educational expenses to let one mistake ruin your child's career prospects.
When it comes to defending youthful offenders, oftentimes we are able to negotiate resolutions to their DUI charges that will not haunt them for years to come. Our strategy usually involves a multifaceted approach leveraging their positive history (i.e. no criminal record, good grades in school, bright career prospects) in conjunction with procedural errors that we can attempt to uncover in the Police investigation that lead to their arrest.
After a diligent defense investigation, we can work to negotiate a resolution of the case that can help to limit the damage to your son or daughter's criminal record. This can be done by persuading the prosecution to amend (or change) the charge or charges pending to either reckless driving or driving while impaired. Both options would allow your son or daughter to clear their criminal record without waiting the five years that is required to expunge drunk driving charges.
Additionally, if your son or daughter needs to drive for class, to a part-time job, or to an internship these could be in jeopardy if they lose their privileges to operate a motor vehicle in Rhode Island due to a DUI arrest and conviction. By seeking the assistance of an experienced Rhode Island DUI attorney, you can work from the beginning of the case to protect their drivers license and ensure that they are able to attend class, work, or internship opportunities.
You may have other worries or concerns for your son or daughter. We would be happy to speak to you and do our best to answer your questions. We offer a no obligation DUI defense strategy session do discuss the issues referenced above and to explain how the DUI case process will play out in your son or daughter's case. Please feel free to give us a call at 401-228-8271 or send us an email at [email protected].