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Only One DUI Arrest on New Year’s Eve Thanks to Local Firefighters

New Year’s Eve is often one of the busiest nights of the year for law enforcement and public safety officials, as Providence and Rhode Island residents ring in the New Year with friends and family. This year, however, Providence police made only one DUI arrest, despite a significant increase in statewide patrol. The lack of arrests is attributed to...

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RI Police Announce Increased Enforcement over Thanksgiving Weekend

Each year, Thanksgiving weekend proves to be one of busiest weekends for travel and traffic, which leads to high rates of moving violation citations and DUI arrests. The Rhode Island State Police issued a press release this morning announcing that they will be adding additional enforcement to their normal patrol efforts throughout the holiday weekend. State troopers will be...

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Fighting Rhode Island CDL Traffic Tickets

For a professional truck driver, your CDL is your livelihood. Unfortunately, many professional drivers fall victim to confusing federal regulations and obscure state motor vehicle infractions. When your job depends on a clean driving record and you receive a traffic ticket, you need a Rhode Island CDL lawyer familiar with fighting CDL traffic tickets. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

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Breathalyzer Refusals and DUI’s in Rhode Island

By the time the dinner check hits the table or the bar tab is closed, many of us are guilty of having a few too many. As local law enforcement increase their patrols in an effort to curb drunk driving, it is important to know the ramifications of refusing a breathalyzer. In Rhode Island, when a driver does not...

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Rhode Island Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Fighting Traffic Tickets (Part II)

At one point or another, most of us have been on the wrong end of a traffic ticket. Abilheira Law’s last blog provided a useful guide for interpreting your traffic ticket and utilizing Rhode Island’s Good Driving statute. This week, we will be discussing the Colin B. Foote Act and the implications it can have on your privilege to...

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RI Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Fighting Traffic Tickets (Part I)

Everyone knows the feeling. You lean over to adjust the radio or glance at your cellphone only to look up in your rearview mirror and see flashing red and blue lights behind you. As you sit nervously on the side of the road waiting for the police officer to come to your window, you try to remember if you...

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Fighting Your Traffic Ticket in RI with a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

You’ve just been pulled over by the police and received a traffic ticket in Rhode Island. It is likely that you will have some questions about what to do next. Should I just pay the fine? Should I hire a lawyer? What are my options? Can I fight this ticket? In today’s blog, the Rhode Island Traffic Ticket Lawyers...

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Arrested in Rhode Island? Know Your Rights!

Arrests happen. How you handle yourself following your arrest can have a tremendous impact on your criminal case. For many, being arrested is the first time they have ever been exposed to our criminal justice system and the experience is shocking. Having a basic understanding of your rights can protect you from police officers and detectives eager to gather...

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Stopped By The Police? Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights At one point or another, we have all been stopped by the police. Whether it was in high school as you ran out the back door of a house party or on the highway as you roared past the slow guy in the high speed lane, interacting with the police is a part of everyday life....

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