Rhode Island DUI Legal Limit (BAC)
Info on Legal Impairment in RI Drunk Driving
The legal limit for alcohol consumption when
driving in Rhode Island is .08 BAC. A chemical
or breath test result over .08 BAC may make your
case harder to win in court, if the prosecutor
is able to provide breathalyzer evidence as part
of the case.
If you are under the legal drinking age of 21,
the you are facing penalties for drunk driving
if you score a BAC above .02. This is known as a
"zero tolerance" law. Many people will blow a
.02 after only one drink.
If you register above a .15 BAC, you will face
enhanced penalties for a high BAC under Rhode
Island drunk driving laws. See my DUI laws &
penalties page for more info.
If you've been accused of drunk driving in the
state of Rhode Island, call me know for a free
drunk driving defense consultation. Even if you
failed a breath test or chemical test with a BAC
over .08, there are still a number of defenses
that are possible. But you must act quickly to
preserve all your defense options. Call me now
for a free consultation and I'll let you know
exactly what we can do to beat your case.
The attorneys of RIDrunkDrivingDefense.com
Attorney James Powderly defends people accused
of Drunk Driving (DUI / OUI) and other criminal
charges such as possession of drugs, assault,
criminal traffic offenses, and other charges in
courts across Rhode Island everyday. Call today
for a free, no-obligation, criminal defense
consultation on any RI arrest or charge.
James P. Powderly, Esq., A Rhode Island Criminal
Powderly Defense Firm
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840