RI DUI Lawyer Chad F. Bank has over 19 Years of Experience in Rhode Island DUI Defense and RI Breathalyzer Refusal Defense
What Our Clients Say
“Attorney Chad Bank was amazingly helpful and provided me “peace of mind” on a Saturday afternoon when a family member was arrested after getting into a car accident and being charged with a DUI and was being detained at the Police Station.
I called Chad and immediately after getting this news and he was very responsive and calming. He was able to facilitate her release within hours. This was a life saver as she was undergoing chemo therapy treatment and spending the night in jail was unacceptable. It gave me great relief to be able to bring her home! In addition he helped her throughout the entire legal process and was able to get the DUI Dismissed! I am grateful to Chad for being caring and extremely responsive. He was very knowledgable and his expertise and guidance throughout the process was second to none!
“To the Law Offices of RI DUI Lawyer Chad F. Bank
I was referred to Chad after I was charged with a DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal. My friend told me, Chad is a BEAST!!!!!!
And that he was!! Chad was able to get my DUI charge amended to a Reckless Driving, with No Loss of License and he was able to get the Breathalyzer Refusal Dismissed!! Chad was nothing short of Amazing!! Thank you Chad!”
“To the Law Office of Chad F. Bank, RI DUI Lawyer:
Chad was a lifesaver for me!
He put me at ease about my case the first time we met.
I was involved in an at fault accident and charged with driving under the influence. He was very confident that he would get me the minimum sentencing for my DUI charge, and that he did. I am so grateful for all of his help and highly recommend his services.”
“Chad was very knowledgeable, professional and caring!
I was arrested for a DUI and breathalyzer refusal.
I called Chad at 6 in the morning on a Saturday and he took my call. We spoke briefly and Chad could sense my anxiety and agreed to meet me at his office at 9 am the same day! I could not believe it! He made me feel so at ease and extremely confident in his no nonsense approach. Chad was able to get the DUI dropped down to a Reckless Driving charge and he got the Breathalyzer Refusal Dismissed! I didn’t lose my license which saved my job! I would recommend Chad to Everyone and Anyone in need of legal representation!”
“I was pulled over for a DUI in the summer, with the risk of losing my license in Rhode Island. It was my first offense and I didn’t know what to do! Chad was the first lawyer that I reached out to via email. He was very efficient and got back to me within the same day, not to mention, on a Sunday. When I met with him he was very professional and to the point. All in all, Chad got me acquitted of the DUI and the refusal of the Breathalyzer. This being my first charge I was very nervous to walk into the courtroom but Chad made me feel comfortable and confident.
Chad Bank believes in being there for his clients when they need him. If he has free time for a period during the business day he returns phone calls, text and e-mails as fast as possible, the same business day, using the latest in technology that he always carries with him. A lawyer needs to listen to the client, really understand what the client wants and needs, and work within that framework. Chad recognizes that many of a lawyer’s future clients come from existing clients, and he seeks to make his clients so pleased with his services that they are eager to send their friends and family to him.”
Why entrust your RI DUI defense to RI DUI GUY?
A DUI is one of the most traumatizing experiences you can face. If not properly, handled a DUI or DWI can cause severe life altering changes. Fines, jail time and a permanent record will follow you for years to come. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney, a Rhode Island DUI charge can be fought. Do not face it alone. Call RI DUI Lawyer Chad Bank for a partner you can trust.
It’s a common misconception that once you’ve been convicted of a DUI all hope is lost. However, this is not the case. RI DUI Lawyer Chad Bank has the experience and know-how to help you uncover options you didn’t even know you had – even if you’ve already been convicted. With over 17 years worth of experience representing DUI clients, Chad Bank has successfully represented clients facing Rhode Island DUI charges with creativity and integrity to get their sentence lessened or even dismissed.
Providence Rhode Island DUI Attorney
When you hire Chad Bank, every aspect of your case will personally be handled by Chad Bank, Esq.. From legalities and social aspects to technical and biological technicalities, Providence DUI Attorney Bank will take a proactive approach to review every facet and prepare the strongest legal defense to challenge the charges you face.
When it comes to a Rhode Island DUI Attorney you can’t afford anything less than the best. A DUI comes with severe charges and you will need an aggressive representation to beat this type of charge. Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Chad F. Bank and his associates provide only the best in DUI defense strategies and will ensure you are a part of the process while selecting the best method for your representation. We are also the leaders in RI marijuana DUI defense Our main office is conveniently in Downtown Providence located next to the court house at 127 Dorrance St Providence, RI 02903.
RI DUI LAWS
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR DUI CONVICTIONS IN RHODE ISLAND?
The State of Rhode Island takes a strong stand against drunk driving and penalties for a Rhode Island DUI are quite severe
– and with good reason. The consequences and results of driving under the influence can be detrimental. Rhode Island instates
different penalties for driving under the influence according to age and blood and
alcohol content. Drivers under the age of 21 face different penalties as opposed to drivers 21 years of age or older.
First Time Offender 21 and Older with .08 – .10% BAC
- Imposed fines of $100-$300
- License suspension for 1-6 months
- Maximum sentence of up to 1 year in jail
- Required community service: Minimum of 10 to Maximum of 60 hours
- $500 Highway Safety Assessment fee
- Completion of Driving school and/or an alcohol treatment program
RHODE ISLAND DUI LAWS
In the State of Rhode Island, a DUI is a criminal charge for Driving Under the Influence involving the suspected use of alcohol or drugs.
An individual can be found guilty of a DUI in Rhode Island if their blood alcohol content – or BAC – is .08 or more.
However, it is not uncommon to be convicted of a DUI regardless of how much of a substance is ingested.
A person can be convicted of a DUI in Rhode Island if:
- His/her blood alcohol content is .08 or above
- The officer testifies based on certain observations that the driver was under the influence to a degree that renders them incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle
- Some combination of #1 and #2
REPEAT DUI OFFENSES
A DUI in Rhode Island is a serious offense in and of itself, but repeat offenses call for even more tact. Repeat offenders face additional jail time,
longer license suspensions, fines, penalties, and a required Ignition Interlock Device (IDD) installed in their car. Repeat DUI offenders in Rhode Island are also subject to a five-year lookback period.
This means previous DUI convictions five years prior to the current accusation are taken into account during the sentencing. Second time DUI offenders are subject to 10 days minimum to 1 year maximum of jail time.
Fines can reach up to $1,000, a license suspension of 1-2 years and a required IDD. Third time DUI offenders face 1 to 5 years of jail time, fines of $5,000, at least a 2-year license suspension and a required IDD.
RI DUI LAWYER CHAD BANK
A Rhode Island DUI is a serious offense. It takes an aggressive defense to take on this charge if you choose to do so.
RI DUI Lawyer Chad. F. Bank specializes in DUI with over a decade of experience practicing law in Rhode Island.
As the Top Rated Rhode Island DUI Lawyer, Chad takes each case very seriously, and fights for his clients’ rights.
How does Rhode Island Define DWI?
Rhode Island defines the act of driving while intoxicated (DWI) as a an offense in which the operator of a motor vehicle,
who is 21 years of age or older, operates the vehicle with a blood alcohol content level at .08% or more.
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