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S Joshua Macktaz

S Joshua Macktaz

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

About Me

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.


Contact RI Attorney Macktaz Now for a FREE Consultation: EMAIL or call 401-861-1155


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    18 years, 12 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    18 years, 15 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Very experienced lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Hankins

    Josh provides unique insight into legal challenge, and uses this ability to assist his clients in helping them to achieve their desired outcome. He is a top-notch attorney.


    Joseph Hankins Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

S. Joshua Macktaz

127 Dorrance Street
Penthouse Suite
Providence, RI, 02903

S. Joshua Macktaz

37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840



RIAuthorized to practice law199305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence AwardRhode Island Law School: Suffolk University1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole PractitionerThe Law Offices of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esquire1997 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralRhode Island Attorney Generals Office1993 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssocitaionMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Disorderly ConductDismissed
Possession of MarijuanaDISMISSED AND The Cranston Police were ordered to return 29.5 grams of marijuana that was seized from Client.
DUI (Second offense); Breathalyzer RefusalDUI (Second offense) REDUCED to Reckless Driving with NO LOSS of license. Breathalyzer Refusal: DISMISSED

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk UniversityCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of VermontPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990