DUI Charges Amended to Reckless Driving and Refusal Charge Dismissed in Kent County District Court on April 26th, 2023
(1) DUI- BAC UNKNOWN
(2) REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST
Attorney Angelica Bovis of the Marin and Barrett Law Firm successfully defended a case involving a client charged with DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test. The client was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and the Cranston Police Department arrived on the scene. Suspecting that the client was driving under the influence of alcohol, they asked him to submit to field sobriety tests. The client was subsequently arrested for DUI, and charged with a chemical test refusal.
Defense counsel immediately reviewed camera footage from the police station and argued that the proper procedure for a refusal was not followed, persuading the prosecutor that the DUI should be amended to reckless driving as the evidence suggested, and the refusal should be dismissed completely.
CASE RESULTS: DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL CHARGE DISMISSED in the Kent County District Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal on April 26th, 2023.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI
Court: Kent County District Court