Rhode Island DUI Attorney
Attorney Humphrey is Rhode Island's DUI Authority
When you have been charged with drunk driving (DWI/DUI) and/or
refusal to submit to a chemical test or any
other alcohol offense, your license and your liberty is in jeopardy.
For more than 28 years, Attorney Humphrey has successfully handled both
drunk driving and test refusal cases from both sides of the Rhode Island
Attorney Humphrey is often asked to be a speaker for legal seminars throughout
Rhode Island on matters related to DUI law and DUI defense. In fact, he
is a founding member of the
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA).
He is DUIDLA’s State Ambassador for Rhode Island.
You can trust him and his legal team with your DUI defense.
Why Choose Attorney Humphrey’s Firm for Your DUI Defense?
- 28+ Years’ DUI Criminal Defense Experience
- Former Municipal Prosecutor and Special Prosecutor
- Highly Recommended by Past Clients
Numerous Publications and Lectures on Drunk Driving Cases
- Wrote Rhode Island's 2019 DUI Practice Manual which is used in courtrooms
across the state of RI.
- Rhode Island's Trusted source for DUI Defense
Super Lawyers® in DUI Defense
- In 2020, Attorney Humphrey conducted a DUI training seminar for the Rhode
Island Public Defender's Office and the Rhode Island Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Has trained Rhode Island's leading DUI Attorneys
At this criminal defense firm,
you are more than a number-your case will never be lost in the shuffle.
You can count on receiving the personal attention and tireless advocacy
that you deserve from your
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, don’t
hesitate to discover how the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey can help
you defend your freedom and your future!
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Attorney Humphrey Wrote the Book on Rhode Island DUI Law
Rhode Island DUI Attorney Humphrey has coauthored twenty articles that
have been published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal on topics of drunk
driving, refusal cases, and other crimes.
One of his lectures, DUI: Beyond the Basics, was published as
“Drunk Driving: Beyond the Basics” in the May/June 2010 edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.
One of his most recent articles, titled “Drunk Driving and Warrantless
Blood Tests”, was published in the September/October 2014 edition
of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.
As Rhode Island's DUI authority, Attorney Humphrey prepared the state's
DUI Practice Manual:
Drunk Driving: Detection, Prosecution, and Defense.
This resource is widely used by drunk driving lawyers in courtrooms throughout
As both a former prosecutor and an
experienced DUI defense lawyer, Attorney Humphrey has the rare qualifications and inside knowledge, you
deserve to have on your side.
As a result of his knowledge of drunk driving and refusal cases, Attorney
Humphrey has also been a
frequent lecturer for the Rhode Island Bar Association and Washington County Bar Association,
speaking to both prosecutors and defense attorneys in Rhode Island.
He has also lectured for the Rhode Island District Court Prosecutors Association,
Rhode Island police departments, Roger Williams University School of Law,
and other education programs.
Areas of Practice: DUI Defense
- If you or a family member has been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island,
this firm offers superior legal services for any of the following defense matters:
First offense DUI with a .08 to .09 BAC
- First offense DUI with a .10 to .14 BAC
- First offense DUI with a .15 or greater BAC
Second offense DUI with a .08 to .14 BAC
- Second offense DUI with a .15 or greater BAC
- Third or subsequent offense DUI
- Underage DUI
- Out of State DUI/DWI/OUI
- First offense Refusal To Submit to a Chemical Test
- Second offense Refusal To Submit to a Chemical Test
- First offense DUI resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
- Second or subsequent offense DUI resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
- First offense DUI resulting in Death
- Second or subsequent offense DUI resulting in Death
- First or subsequent offense Driving While in Possession of a Controlled Substance
- First offense Driving While Impaired
- Second or subsequent offense Driving While Impaired
- First or subsequent offense Reckless Driving
Rhode Island has serious penalties that come along with a DUI conviction.
You need to place your freedom and your future in competent hands.
Let Attorney Robert H. Humphrey’s reputation, experience, and skill
guide you through the legal process. With this knowledgeable criminal
defense lawyer by your side, you significantly increase your chances of
success for your DUI case.
You Don’t Have to Plead Guilty! Call an Experienced Rhode Island
Have you been charged with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs,
refusal to submit to a chemical test, and/or a DUI resulting in serious
bodily injury or death?
Then you must appear before both the district and superior criminal courts
as well as before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
Don’t risk facing incarceration, hefty fines, probation, license
suspension, community service, and other penalties.
Don’t walk into the Rhode Island courtroom feeling unprepared.
With a Rhode Island DUI attorney from the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey,
you can be confident that you are as prepared as possible against the
Get 28+ years’ experience on your side today!
Get aggressive criminal defense of your rights and freedoms.
Contact a distinguished DUI attorney for your free case evaluation.
DUI Law in Rhode Island
Rhode Island General Laws 31-27-2 (drunk driving statute) states whoever drives or otherwise operates any
vehicle in the state while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor,
drugs... or any combination of these, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
For the Prosecution to successfully prove a DUI case in Rhode Island against
a suspected drunk driver, the State must establish the following:
- That there was reasonable suspicion to stop the suspected drunk driver's
vehicle, which is usually based on traffic infractions. Anonymous tips
alone that a driver may be operating his/her vehicle while intoxicated
is not enough for a valid vehicle stop.
- That the suspected drunk driver was operating a vehicle. Operation of the
vehicle is often an issue in accident cases.
- That probable cause existed to arrest the suspected drunk driver. Probable
cause to arrest is based on the police officer's observations of the
suspect's driving, the indicia of alcohol, and most importantly the
suspect's performance during the administration of the standardized
field sobriety tests. Any deviation in the administration of the National
Highway Traffic and Safety Administration ("NHTSA") standardized
field sobriety tests may result in these tests becoming inadmissible as evidence.
- That the suspected drunk driver was under the influence of intoxicating
liquor and/or drugs to a degree which rendered him/her incapable of safely
operating a vehicle. The State can prove that an operator of a vehicle
was under the influence of liquor and/or drugs by use of either chemical
test results and/or observation testimony. There are numerous requirements
that the State must comply with before chemical test results or observation
testimony is admissible.
- That the suspected drunk driver was afforded a reasonable opportunity to
have a physical examination by a physician selected by him/her pursuant
to R.I.G.L. 31-27-3.
The Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey provides legal advice and guidance
to clients facing drunk charges throughout Rhode Island.
Please contact our firm immediately to
schedule a free case consultation with our
skilled Rhode Island DUI lawyers who will fight hard to protect your rights.
A Word from Rhode Island DUI Attorney
The Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey is
proudly serving clients throughout the entire State of Rhode Island (RI) including Bristol
County (Barrington, Bristol, Warren), Kent County (Coventry, East Greenwich,
Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick), Newport County (Jamestown, Little
Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton), Providence County
(Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Foster,
Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket,
Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, Woonsocket), Washington County (Charlestown,
Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond,
South Kingstown, Westerly) and Southeastern Massachusetts (MA) (New Bedford,
North Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Westport, Fall River, Swansea, Somerset, Taunton,
North Attleboro, Attleboro).
Call (401) 816-5862 for your
FREE consultation with a Rhode Island DUI lawyer!