Former RI State Prosecutor with 25+ years of criminal law experience aggressively defending you.Specializing in DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal Defense-Click website below for case wins/testimonials.A former RI State Prosecutor with over 25 Years of successful Rhode Island Criminal Law experience.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1993||08/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|BV Distinguished Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|BV Distinguished Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|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.|
|Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense; Breathalyzer Refusal 2nd Offense||DUI: REDUCED to Reckless Driving with no loss of license. 2nd REFUSAL: DISMISSED|
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|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|
Posted by Ken
Attorney Joshua Macktaz is a brilliant attorney and I would highly recommend him if you're in need of one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Rhode Island. Having worked alongside Attorney Macktaz for years, I can say without reservation that his attention to detail and understanding of the law is a difference maker.
Posted by JC
Attorney Macktaz was brilliant! His expert guidance during a very difficult time was truly appreciated. With Josh's help, I was able to get the unfounded charges lodged against me dismissed! I'm not sure anyone else could have helped. He kept me informed, answered all my questions and most importantly kept me focused on the positive and doing what I needed to do to get through this.
Posted by Anthony
I am writing this for anyone who is seeking a defense attorney in the Newport Rhode Island area.
My experience with Josh Macktaz Has been nothing short of phenomenal. From the moment I walked into his office he put a stressful uncertain situation into a organized plan of defense that put my apprehension and anxiety at ease.
Josh was able to explain my case in layman’s terms I could understand. He gave me multiple options for my defense and the possible outcomes for each option. Through his expert knowledge of the law he advised me on what were my best choices, all the while letting me know that the decision was entirely up to me.
As my court date approached Josh responded to all my calls about questions on the case in a quick manner so I was never left with any feeling of uncertainty. He also informed me immediately on any developments or date changes pertaining to my case.
The moment we entered the court house it seemed if every person there knew Josh and showed him the utmost respect, from the court bailiffs, to the judge presiding on my case. In the end Josh was able to get my case dismissed and I was able to get on with my life. If you ever need a defense attorney in the Newport Rhode Island area you have many choices but Joshua Macktaz is by far the best choice you can make.
Thank you Josh!
Jude Kerrison, Workers compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
An attorney as well-known and widely respected as Josh should need no further endorsement however I have seen first hand the talent and skill that he brings as an advocate for his clients. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities as a criminal defense attorney.
Barry Simons, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have interacted with Attorney Macktaz on social media platforms on all issues related to DUI/DWI defense. He is as knowledgeable and as experienced as any other lawyer I have encountered and I endorse S. Joshua Macktaz highly.
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