I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from disorderly conduct 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 the average Rhode Island DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients as a criminal defense lawyer.
As a RI Criminal Defense Lawyer i represent topics such as DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, Domestic Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Drug Crimes such as Marijuana Possession, Distrobution, and more.
Since 1997 I have also been aggressively representing clients as a Rhode Island personal injury Attorney. I assist those injured as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents,or other negligent acts. The trial and negotiation skills which I honed as a prosecutor have translated into significant personal injury settlements on behalf of numerous clients I represented as a RI personal Injury Lawyer. I am a trial attorney who will present your case in court if we are unable to achieve a satisfactory settlement of your personal injury case.
Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and typically appearing in court with you. I am in court just about every day, and 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. My firm provides aggressive, personal representation and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Hablamos Espanol.
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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1993
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I have interacted with Joshua Macktaz professionally for over two years and have seen first hand what a talented, aggressive and accessible lawyer he is. He has truly earned the numerous accolades as one of the top DUI and criminal defense lawyers in Rhode Island and has a national reputation for excellence.
Robert Link Criminal Defense Attorney
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I have had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Macktaz on social media platforms and I find him to be highly skilled, intelligent and posts material that is engaging and relevant to the areas of our practices. I fully endorse Mr. Macktaz as a quality defense attorney.
Peter Iocona DUI & DWI Attorney
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|RI||Authorized to practice law||1993||08/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|BV Distinguished Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|BV Distinguished Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|BV Distinguished Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top DUI Attorney||Rhode Island Magazine||2012|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk University||1992|
|Sole Practitioner||The Law Offices of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esquire||1997 - Present|
|Special Assistant Attorney General||Rhode Island Attorney Generals Office||1993 - 1997|
|Intern||Chittenden County Public Defender||1990 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1997 - Present|
|Newport Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Rhode Island Bar Associtaion||Member||1990 - Present|
|Possession of Marijuana||DISMISSED AND The Cranston Police were ordered to return 29.5 grams of marijuana that was seized from Client.|
|DUI (Second offense); Breathalyzer Refusal||DUI (Second offense) REDUCED to Reckless Driving with NO LOSS of license. Breathalyzer Refusal: DISMISSED|
|Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk University||Criminal Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Vermont||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy||DUI||2015|
|Criminal Justice Class||Criminal Defense||2015|
|Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy||DUI||2014|
|Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy||DUI||2013|
|Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy||DUI||2012|