Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney

If you pled guilty to a chemical test refusal in the past, do not let the stigma of an alcohol related offense follow you for the rest of your life. Whether you drive a commercial vehicle or require a clean driving record for work, a breathalyzer refusal could harm your chances of getting or keeping a job. Additionally, if you face another breathalyzer refusal, you should be facing harsher penalties as a repeat offender. Let the Rhode Island Expungement Lawyers at Abilheira Law help you clear your driving record!

Why Hire Us?

Expungement of Breathalyzer Refusals in Rhode Island

Under Rhode Island law, § 31-41.1-10, all alcohol related violations, including breathalyzer and/or chemical test refusals, shall be automatically expunged after five (5) years. However, with the backlog at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), these automatic expungements often slip through the cracks. Our experienced Rhode Island expungement lawyers can get these charges removed from your record in the appropriate time so that you can move on with your life without the problems associated with a chemical test refusal.

How to Expunge a Chemical Test/ Breathalyzer Refusal

If you believe you may have a chemical test or breathalyzer refusal on your driving record, you should take the following steps to expunge it from your record.

  1. Order a Driving Abstract from the Rhode Island DMV to assure that these charges even appear on your record.
  2. If the charges appear on your driving record, contact an experienced Rhode Island Expungement lawyer.
  3. File a Motion for Corrective Action with the DMV
  4. Meet with a hearing officer at the DMV to have your case heard.

Contact Trusted Expungement Lawyers Today!

Our skilled Rhode Island expungement lawyers can help you achieve your second chance. If you believe you may be eligible to have your breathalyzer refusal expunged, call our firm today and we can evaluate your specific case. If you are eligible for expungement, we will begin working on your case immediately, so that you can start a new chapter in your life without the burden of an alcohol offense.

Are you ready to begin? — Give us a call today.