Rhode Island DUI Attorney
Arrested for Driving Under the Influence? Call (401) 816-5862.
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 are in jeopardy. For more than 25 years,
Attorney Humphrey has successful handled both drunk driving and test refusal
cases from both sides of the courtroom.
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?
- 25+ Years’ DUI Law Experience
- Former Municipal Prosecutor and Special Prosecutor
- Highly Recommended by Past Clients
- Numerous Publications and Lectures on Drunk Driving Cases
Super Lawyers® in DUI Defense
At this 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
DUI lawyer. 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
Attorney Humphrey has coauthored twenty articles which 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 attorney
by your side, you significantly increase your chances of success for your 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 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 prosecution. Get 25+ years’
experience on your side today!
Get aggressive defense of your rights and freedoms.
Contact a distinguished DUI attorney for your free case evaluation.
DUI Law in Rhode Island
Pursuant to 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 a skilled Rhode Island DUI attorney who will fight hard to protect
A Word from DUI Attorney Robert Humphrey
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!