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Newport Rhode Island Drunk Driving Attorney
S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

Former Newport Rhode Island State Prosecutor with 25+ Years of Experience Concentrating in DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, and Criminal Defense

Call me 24×7 for a FREE legal consultation at (401) 285-2996

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 24×7 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

Don’t think we could have gotten through this without you

March 15, 2019

From Matt B.: Josh, I absolutely will give you 5 stars.  You did a great job keeping us informed, and getting the best possible results.  Don’t think we could have gotten through this without you.  Thank you.  Jake thanks you too! Matt

OUTSTANDING representation in my case

February 14, 2019

From Craig M.: Josh, I wanted to write to thank you for your OUTSTANDING representation in my case. I met with a few lawyers, but I knew immediately that you were the best choice. All lawyers are definitely NOT the same. Thank you for explaining every detail to me and for getting the best result…

Five star review? Don’t they have any 10 star??

January 17, 2019

You must have read my mind. I just got back from KY on Sunday and planned on posting a review about how great you handled my case, how easy you made it and how you answered all my questions respectfully even if they were silly ones. I appreciated that you always made yourself available and…

Never even hoped for such a great result after being arrested

December 14, 2018

Josh, Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the work you did on my case. Both Carol and I were very pleased with you and the job you did for us, and frankly never even hoped for such a great result after being arrested. Eternally grateful to you. – C.C

Thank You for Your Services

September 14, 2018

Hi Josh, I am more than happy to post a 5-star review. Truly appreciate the time you dedicated to my family and I during my case. I speak for all of us when I say thank you for your services. Best, N.M.