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Best DUI Attorneys in Rhode Island

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best DUI defense attorneys in Rhode Island. To rank Rhode Island lawyers, including the best criminal defense and DUI lawyers, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense and DUI defense attorneys in the U.S. were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished drunk driving defense lawyers currently practicing in Rhode Island. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing DUI defense law (but our list comes close).
Matthew T Marin
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Cranston, RI
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Thomas C. Thomasian
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Providence, RI
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Allison Abilheira
Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes Lawyer
Providence, RI
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Joshua Macktaz
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Newport, RI
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Rhode Island Legal Resources

DUI / DWI Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) - The DUIDLA is a nonprofit organization providing training and resources to DUI defense lawyers practicing in the U.S. and Canada. Attorneys represent those accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other traffic and intoxication-related offenses. The DUI Defense Lawyers Association also provides continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a non-profit, professional organization of attorneys focused on criminal defense who represent those accused of drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) and related charges. The NCDD was formed in 1995 and consists of some of the most knowledgeable and successful DUI defense attorneys in the United States.

Specialty Certifications in DUI Defense Law

DUI Defense Law Board Certification by the NCDD - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Rhode Island Government and Court Resources

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office - The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, headed by the Attorney General appointed by the Governor, functions as the chief legal officer for the state. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Rhode Island in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a crucial role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse range of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Rhode Island Judiciary

Rhode Island Judiciary - The Rhode Island Judiciary is entrusted with the essential responsibility of administering justice within the state. Its duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Rhode Island's judiciary also addresses specific legal issues relevant to the state, including maritime and coastal concerns.

Rhode Island Supreme Court

Rhode Island Supreme Court - The Rhode Island Supreme Court functions as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears various cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Rhode Island. Additionally, the Rhode Island Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

State of Rhode Island General Assembly

State of Rhode Island General Assembly - The State of Rhode Island General Assembly operates as a bicameral legislature, consisting of the Rhode Island Senate and the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The Senate has 38 members serving two-year terms, while the House comprises 75 members also serving two-year terms. The General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and social services.

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