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Attorney Archambault, in his capacity as RI State Senator, literally created and wrote the DUI Hardship provision.

A Hardship License is available under certain conditions if you refused the breathalyzer for the first time or if it is your first or second offense DUI. It is important to know that Hardship Licenses are limited in scope by the court, to be used to drive back and forth to work or other critical purposes. Successfully persuading the court to grant a hardship license takes a skilled legal hand and a cooperative and willing client. You must have an ignition interlock device installed on your car. It is important to note that you are not guaranteed a hardship license if you apply, and skilled legal advocacy is critical here. Attorney Archambault literally wrote this law, and knows exactly what to do to succeed for you.

To apply for a Hardship License, you must provide the following information.

  • Employers Name
  • Employer’s Address
  • Employment History
  • Job Description
  • Work Schedule
  • Your Commuting Schedule
  • Your Commute Distance
  • Any and All other Sources of Income

This list is not exact for all cases, and what is most important is having a skilled advocate who can enlighten the court to your unique and necessary circumstances at a hearing. Provided you have successfully compiled these documents and persuaded the judge of your need, the judge shall make his/her decision on whether or not to grant you a Hardship License. Having an experienced Rhode Island DUI Attorney can greatly increase your success rate in this process. Attorney Archambault literally wrote this law, and knows exactly what to do to succeed for you.

Attorney Archambault understands the anxiety individuals experience when facing criminal charges.  He sincerely takes the time to meet with his clients to explain the charges and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their case.  We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your case with Attorney Archambault. Call today, you’ll be happy you did.