Newport Rhode Island DUI Attorney

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Former Newport Rhode Island State Prosecutor with 20+ Years of Experience Concentrating in DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, and Criminal Defense

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Newport Rhode Island Drunk Driving Attorney

Newport RI DUI Defense Attorney

I have dedicated my career to providing aggressive legal defense to people facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and related offenses such as breathalyzer refusal. For the past 20+ years I have used my experience and legal knowledge as a former Rhode Island state prosecutor and attorney to successfully defend hundreds of private clients accused of drunk driving offenses. You can call me 24x7 for a FREE consultation.

Newport Rhode Island DUI Attorney
Newport Breathalyzer Refusal Lawyer

Breathalyzer Refusal Charges

Refusing to take a breathalyzer in Rhode Island can result in serious legal issues. You should not take these charges lightly. Penalties can include loss of license, fines, and even jail time. I have a very strong track record and specialize in these cases. Contact me today to discus the details of your case.

Newport RI Breathalyzer Refusal
Rhode Island BUI Lawyer

Boating Under the Influence

In the great ocean state of Rhode Island, Boating Under the Influence (BUI) unfortunately does happen. Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz is well aware of the allure of the summer months for residents and tourists alike, and reminds all boaters of the dangers and consequences of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Rhode Island. If you do find yourself charged with BUI, you will need the assistance of a qualified and knowledgeable attorney.

Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

Newport RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Often times a DUI charge comes with other criminal charges. I am not just a Rhode Island Drunk Driving Attorney, no matter what you have been charged with, be it solicitation, assault and battery, misdemeanors, or other serious offenses, do not let them ruin your life. As a former Rhode Island State Prosecutor with 20+ years of experience I will provide you with the best defense possible. Call me to discuss the details of your criminal charges.

Newport RI Criminal Defense Law

Video: Newport Rhode Island DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Josh Macktaz

Published on Jul 3, 2014 Newport Rhode Island DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Josh Macktaz talks about being cautious in Newport in the summer. Josh gives his expertise on drinking and driving, assault, domestic crime, breathalyzer procedures, field sobriety tests, and how to stay safe in Newport.

The Law Office of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

Thank you for visiting. Facing a criminal charge is a difficult thing to go through for both yourself and your family. I have dedicated the past 20+ years of my career to aggressively defending the rights of my clients. I specialize in the defense of DUI, DWI, BUI, and Breathalyzer Refusal charges for the state of Rhode Island. I strongly believe that all clients, and potential clients, are entitled to as much information as possible when making important decisions concerning legal matters; I hope you find this website is informative.

Newport Rhode Island Drunk Driving Attorney with Experience

I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from driving under the influence and disorderly conduct all the way to first degree murder in every Rhode Island County. Additionally, along with other prosecutors, I lectured in-coming police academy cadets on proper drunk driving and Rhode Island DUI investigations and prosecutions. This unique experience has allowed me a wealth of knowledge not readily available to average Rhode Island DUI lawyers or Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients as a defense lawyer. Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I will personally oversee your case and often times I am the attorney at your side when it comes time for court. I strongly believe that each client deserves this personal service. My office provides free consultations, and I am available 24 hours a day for emergencies. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Case Results

Client Testimonials

Josh is a life saver and I can’t recommend him strongly enough!

September 8, 2016

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “M.L. Providence” Josh is a life saver and I can’t recommend him strongly enough!/span> Josh was the consummate professional. As someone with no previous experience with the courts, I was extremely intimidated and anxious about going through this whole process. Josh explained how everything would go and put my mind at...

I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer!

August 11, 2016

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “G.F.” “I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer” You honestly did a great job and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer and experience through such a harsh experience. Rating: 5 out of 5 -Excellent

I cannot thank you enough

July 11, 2016

Criminal Defense Client – July 2016 Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “M.S.” “I cannot thank you enough” “I cannot thank you enough for following through on this for him. He has learned his lesson the hard way. I almost believe this accident was meant to happen before he made a more costly mistake involving injuries to...

Top of the reference chart

June 11, 2016

Joshua Macktaz Reviewed by “T.F.” “Top of the reference chart” “Josh I wish I listened to you from start on relaxing , you are a pro there’s no doubt in my mind I made the right decision if I can ever help you trim your trees I do on side storm knocks one down whatever...

December 2015: Disorderly Conduct

December 2, 2015

1. Criminal Charges: Disorderly Conduct Police Report: RI State Police working on Block Island are called to the National Hotel for the report of a person found in a room he did not rent, by the guests who were renting the room. When troopers arrive, Client is heard yelling at the staff at the hotel,...