As we begin to fully embrace the festive spirit of the holiday season, Marin, Barrett, & Murphy extends warm wishes, hopes that everyone had a joyful Thanksgiving, and are now excited to gear up for the December holidays. While this time of year is meant for celebration, we understand that unforeseen circumstances, such as a DUI arrest, can create great challenges.
Throughout the holidays, our dedicated team will be actively engaging with our community by sharing common questions about Rhode Island DUI cases. We understand that knowledge is key, and by addressing frequently asked questions, we aim to provide clarity and guidance to those who may have concerns about RI DUI-related matters.
One particular aspect that often raises questions during this festive season is travel. Many clients wonder, "Can I travel with a DUI?" Our team is here to guide you through the complexities associated with traveling, ensuring you can move forward and find success, both in and outside the courtroom.
If your case is pending, it's crucial to consult with your attorney before embarking on any trips. After a DUI arrest, you will be required to sign bail
conditions outlining requirements to follow upon your release from custody. While this may include restrictions on leaving the state, it doesn't mean you're entirely barred from travel; it simply necessitates obtaining court permission known as a waiver of extradition and permission to travel.
Consider your court dates, and discuss any travel plans with your attorney to avoid potential issues. Your attorney can take the necessary steps to secure court permission, allowing you to enjoy your Holiday trip with peace of mind.
For those with a DUI conviction, compliance with probation terms is essential. Reach out to your lawyer, review your probation agreement, and take the necessary steps to obtain permission before leaving the state during probation.
When it comes to international travel, the process remains similar. Seek advice from your attorney, ensuring permission is crucial. Different countries have varying rules regarding entry for individuals with pending arrests or criminal convictions, including misdemeanors like DUIs.
While some countries may have strict restrictions, you might still have the chance to visit by completing a waiver or travel permit in advance. However, other countries, including Canada, will not allow you to enter the Country with a DUI conviction on your record.If you're planning an international trip this holiday season, reach out to the country's consulate to inquire about the necessary steps for entry.
At Marin, Barrett, and Murphy law firm, we are committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of those who are facing DUI charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced DUI defense lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights. Contact us today at 401-228-8271 or complete the contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation.