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RI Lawyer Results: DUI and Chemical Test Refusal


Facts: Client was charged with DUI and chemical test refusal. After negotiation with the city prosecutor, the client was allowed to plead to the refusal in exchange for a dismissal of the DUI. however, the Attorney General, who is in charge of refusal prosecutions, wanted a seven month license suspension.

Results: After consultation with the judge, and after pointing out technical legal problems with the case, the judge agreed to a 45 day suspension rather than the seven months. The client was able to put the matter behind her without a criminal conviction and only a minimal loss of license.

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