Can I be prosecuted both criminally and administratively for DUI in Rhode Island?

Yes. Some police departments are satisfied with an administrative conviction for refusal to submit to a chemical test. Other police departments prosecute criminally for driving under the influence even without the benefit of a breath, blood or urine test evidence. Additionally, some police departments will prosecute a suspected drunk driver both administratively (for refusal) and criminally (for DUI).

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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