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Winning drunk driving cases for over 20 years.

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A DUI has serious ramifications. Rhode Island DUI lawyer Michael J. Zarrella will protect your freedom and your license.

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Attorney MIchael Zarrella has a proven record of winning Drunk Driving Cases
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Fight your minor in possession of alcohol charge

You Need a Top Attorney to Fight for You, A Minor In Possession of Alcohol Can Be A Costly Charge In Rhode Island

If you have been drinking at a local college party at Providence College, URI, Bryant, JWU, Roger Williams or Brown, you must anticipate that the local or State police may be monitoring the party. In recent years, the local cities and towns as well as the State Police have made a concerted effort to charge college students with under age drinking. Whether you are at a house party or at the local bar, there is a risk the police may show up and charge you and your friends with under age drinking or minor in possession of alcohol. If you get arrested and receive a summons for court, do not underestimate what can happen to you. The prosecution and the courts will often take advantage of minors that are unrepresented in court. Repeatedly, young adults go into the court thinking "if I just admit to it the court will go easy on me". This could not be further from the truth. Defendants who think like that often end up with large fines, many hours of community service and a driving suspension of their license. Do not go at it alone! The best way to avoid many of these penalties is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Often a lawyer can negotiate for you a much better deal than what you would have received by representing yourself. In many cases, the lawyer will be able to have the charges dismissed.

Rhode Island Penalties for Possession of alcohol by a minor

First Offense
  • fines up to $750

  • 30 hours of community service

  • 60 days of license suspension

Second Offense
  • fines up to $750

  • 30 hours of community service

  • 60 days of license suspension

  • alcohol abuse counseling

Third Offense
  • fines up to $950

  • 30 hours of community service

  • 60 days of license suspension

  • alcohol abuse counseling

Hire Rhode Island DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Zarrella Today!

Attorney Michael Zarrella has been practicing criminal defense law for over 20 years. He has handled numerous alcohol related offenses and has had hundreds of cases dismissed. Do not take a chance on you future! Call him today!

 

 


 

 

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Real Client's review

"Michael Zarella is an amazing lawyer first and foremost!!! I was faced with a refusal/dui and he had the charges dropped!!!

He save me thousands of dollars!!!A few years earlier my wife was face with a refusal. But guess what? The charges were dropped also."

 

Real Client's review

"When I was arrested for DUI accident, everyone told me I was in big trouble. I met Attorney Michael Zarrella, he had all

my charges reduced to lesser charges and my record was completely clean within one year. He is a tremendous attorney. "

 

Real Client's review

"I have been a client of Attorney Michael Zarella for many years he has provided nothing below top notch service from dui

to criminal defense cases. He has had numerous charges dismissed for

my friends family and myself. I highly reccomend Michael to any individual seeking criminal or dui defense. "