RI DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz
Thank you for taking the time to review my Newport, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney website. I strongly believe that all clients, and potential clients, are entitled to as much information as possible when making important decisions concerning legal matters. Thus, as potentially your future Rhode Island Attorney I hope this website is informative.
I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from disorderly conduct 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 the average Rhode Island DUI Lawyer or Criminal Defense Attorney. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients.
When you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and typically appearing in court with you. I am in court just about every day, and 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.
My firm provides aggressive, personal representation and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Our firm handles Criminal Defense Matters in the following practice areas:
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Defense
- DUI – DWI
- Domestic Assault
- Capital Offenses
- Cocaine Possession
- Cocaine Distribution
- Drug Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- Juvenile Law
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Domestic Violence
- Restraining Orders
- Oxycontin Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Solicitation of Prostitution
Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 1993
University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science, 1990
Member: Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association.