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Newport RI Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving Attorney
S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

  • FORMER RHODE ISLAND STATE PROSECUTOR
  • Judges, Lawyers and Police Officers have Referred Family and Friends
  • 27+ Years of Experience with DUI, BREATHALYZER REFUSAL and CRIMINAL DEFENSE
  • Over 300+ 5-Star Internet Reviews
  • Tremendous Results for Thousands of Clients
  • Free Case Walk-Through: Every Case Outlined in Detail in my Free Consultation
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RI DUI Attorney Josh Macktaz

Awards & Honors

  • 25 Yrs Experience DUI Lawyer
  • BBB
  • DUI Lawyer Reviews
  • Avvo RI DUI Lawyer
  • Distinguished RI DUI Lawyer

Why Hire Newport DUI Lawyer Joshua Macktaz

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.

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.

Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and 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.

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Testimonials

For 25+ Years Joshua Macktaz has Successfully Defended and Expunged Criminal and DUI Cases in Newport, Rhode Island
200+ 5 Star Rating
five star ratings on Google

Joshua was awesome in every aspect with me and my husband for his DUI case would hands down reccomend him to anyone. He is very knowledgeable and will be there every step of the way to make this process as easy and painless as it can be. Overall we had a great experience.
Erin Barche
14:36 09 Sep 19
Josh is the best hands down. Excellent customer service. Very respectful. Always on time. You can tell he truly puts 100% into your case to get you the best results. Wouldn’t go to anyone else thank very much Mr. Macktaz I appreciate you
brian car
13:17 06 Sep 19
Josh is the attorney to call to help you solve your problem. He knows the law and he works for your best interests. I would not bother to call anyone else. If you are facing trouble, call Josh first, don't waste valuable time. I called his office and he called me back right away and consulted with me. You will not go wrong by hiring this attorney. I certainly did not. I received a very favorable outcome due to Josh's diligent work. Definitely the best out there !
Jennifer Chandler
15:32 29 Aug 19
Mr. Macktaz handled my case in a prompt and professional manor with the necessary legal experience that achieved a positive and beneficial result.
Bryan Stewart
00:35 21 Aug 19
I chose Josh because he seemed experienced and reputable. I was right. Josh knew the ins and outs of my situation, and he provided comforting wisdom every step of the way. When all was said and done, he did exactly what he said he would do, and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Jon Doe
19:12 31 Jul 19
Excellent attorney. Did exactly what he said he would and didn't promise anything he couldn't. Very knowledgeable and professional.
Seth Med
15:31 31 Jul 19
Joshua Macktaz is a very good very professional lawyer. Throughout me case he handled it seriously and kept me in the loop even when I was not present in the court room. Joshua represented me over a year long trial, and he never gave me a issue and in the end he got me a great result. All around I seriously recommend Joshua as a lawyer.
Caleb Butler
18:43 30 Jul 19
Josh was very professional. Took time to answer all my questions in a timely fashion. Made me feel at ease about the situation. Great lawyer
Brandon Nantais
10:06 07 May 19
Mr. Macktaz is an outstanding lawyer. He goes above and beyond for his clients making sure they get the best possible outcome there is! He believes good people sometimes make bad mistakes. I would highly reccommend his services. He will be with you every step of the way.
Haley Nims
17:00 05 May 19
Josh Macktaz is is an excellent attorney who really goes above and beyond for his client.I found him to be very trustworthy and intelligent. I had a technical probation violation. I needed a good lawyer for representation and Josh came highly recommended. He was very honest, respectful and made you feel at ease throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend him to family & friends.Thank You Josh & God Bless -Sam
Sam Wlt
18:21 01 May 19
Josh is committed to following through with his clients and ensuring they are happy. He is not only thorough but he is very responsive and cares. I appreciated his help and he adequately explained the process.
Aly Starr
02:27 25 Feb 19
My Experience with Josh representing me was beyond what I could have hoped for. Josh explained his thoughts and exceptions on my case & followed through to receive the best outcome.. Cannot thank you enough Josh!
Troy McGann
13:12 15 Jan 19
I highly recommend the services of Josh Macktaz. He was responsive, efficient and very realistic about my case and the associated penalties. My legal costs were exactly as he suggested on our first call (which were fair). He is very knowledgeable of the Rhode Island law and has very strong contacts at the traffic tribunal. Related, he handled minor hearings without me which saved me money and travel time. He did the best possible job for a guy in my situation. Anyone that has a drunk driving charge in RI that does not consider Josh Macktaz is risking their future and wasting their dollars.
Chad M
23:10 13 Jan 19
My experience with Josh was beyond positive. If I could rate higher than five stars I would. Through out my entire process he was professional, straightforward, knowledgeable and understanding. It did not take long after meeting him I knew I needed him to represent me. Although my road was long Josh stuck with me every step of the way. There is no doubt in my mind without him I would not have been able to get the best possible outcome in my case. For that my family and I are forever grateful to him. He truly is a master of his craft and a fighter through and through. If you need representation look no further " This is the Man you want In your corner."
Daniel James
14:08 22 Dec 18
I hired Joshua Mactaz to represent me. He did an amazing job. He is very knowledgeable, hard worker and will do anything for you. I would recommend him to anyone and I would certainly have him represent me again.
Susan DeFedele
06:41 14 Dec 18

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My Free Consultation gives you a detailed explanation of what you are about to go through and how I defend your case including:

  • Explain the charges/law about the charges
  • Complete timeline for the case
  • Who is the prosecutor, how he/she handles such cases and my relationship and history with that prosecutor
  • How i have successfully defended similar cases
  • All possible outcomes of their case
  • How we can get it erased (expunged) from their record

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Areas Served in Newport and Throughout Rhode Island

Personally handling your criminal and DUI cases in any of the Rhode Island courts.
Newport County District Court
  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • Portsmouth
  • State Police - Wickford Barracks
  • Tiverton
Kent County District Court
  • Coventry
  • Cranston
  • East Greenwich
  • Exeter
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Johnston
  • Lincoln
  • North Kingstown
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Scituate
  • Smithfield
  • State Police - Hope Valley
  • Barracks
  • Warwick
  • West Greenwich
  • West Warwick
Providence County District Court
  • Barrington
  • Bristol
  • Burrillville
  • Central Falls
  • Cumberland
  • East Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • State Police - Lincoln Barracks
  • Warren
  • Woonsocket
Washington County District Court
  • Charlestown
  • Hopkinton
  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • South Kingstown
  • State Police - Hope Valley Barracks
  • Richmond
  • Westerly