DUI with Death Resulting in Rhode Island


Facing a DUI charge in Rhode Island is a serious matter, but when it involves a tragic outcome such as death, the stakes become even higher. At Ellison Law LLC, we understand the immense stress and uncertainty you may be feeling if you've been charged with a DUI resulting in death in Rhode Island. Our experienced criminal defense team is here to provide you with the guidance and legal representation you need during this challenging time. If you are charged with DUI Death Resulting in Rhode Island, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. 

Understanding DUI with Death Resulting in Rhode Island

DUI with death resulting, also known as "vehicular homicide," is a very serious criminal offense in Rhode Island. If you are charged with this crime, it means you were operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and your actions led to the death of another person. The penalties for this offense are severe and can have a lasting impact on your life.

What are the Penalties for DUI with Death Resulting in Rhode Island

Rhode Island General Law 31-27-2.2 states any person charged with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, resulting in death will face the following penalties.

First offense:

  1. Imprisonment in state prison for 5-15 years.
  2. Fine between $5,000-$10,000
  3. License suspension: License to operate a motor vehicle will be revoked for 5 years.
  4. Mandatory Alcohol or Drug Treatment Programs
  5. Felony Conviction
  6. Possible Probation

Second or subsequent offense within a 5 year period:

  1. Imprisonment in state prison for 10-20 years
  2. Fine between $10,000-$20,000
  3. License suspension: License to operate a motor vehicle will be revoked for 5 years.
  4. Mandatory Alcohol or Drug Treatment Programs.
  5. Felony Conviction
  6. Possible Probation

How Ellison Law Can Assist You with a DUI Death Resulting Charge in Rhode Island:

At Ellison Law, we are committed to defending your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have a deep understanding of Rhode Island's DUI laws and the complexities involved in cases involving death. Here's how we can help you:

  1. Thorough Legal Guidance: We will meticulously examine the evidence and circumstances surrounding your case to build a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.
  2. Skilled Negotiation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will work tirelessly to seek reduced charges or alternative sentencing options when possible.
  3. Courtroom Advocacy: If your case goes to trial, you can trust our attorneys to vigorously represent you in court, challenging the prosecution's case and presenting a compelling defense.
  4. Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll these charges can take. Our team will provide you with compassionate support throughout the legal process, answering your questions and addressing your concerns.

Facing a DUI charge with death resulting is a daunting experience, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Ellison Law LLC is here to offer you the legal guidance, support, and advocacy you need to protect your rights and your future. Contact us today and let us help you face these challenging circumstances with the confidence that comes from having a dedicated legal team by your side.

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Our lawyers at Ellison Law LLC are extremely passionate about being criminal defense lawyers. We believe in treating our clients as if they are friends and family rather than just another client. We became lawyers because we love to advocate for people. We have developed a wealth of experience over the years representing people on all sorts of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life in prison. We strive to represent our clients with compassion, honesty and dignity. We will make sure to be responsive to all of your questions and thoughts surrounding your case. When you hire Ellison Law LLC for your legal matter, you can be assured that you have a passionate, strategic and experienced lawyer on your side. If you have been charged with a crime, do not take any chances, contact Ellison Law LLC to handle your case today.

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