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John R. Bernardo III

John R. Bernardo III

Law Offices of John R. Bernardo III, 33 Years Experience
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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If you have been unfortunate enough to have been charged in Rhode Island with either a DUI or a Refusal (or both), the good news is that it is not a foregone conclusion that you will lose your ability to drive your vehicle once your license has been suspended. A relatively new law in Rhode Island now makes it possible for persons with a suspended license, as a result of a DUI or Refusal, to drive their own vehicle to and from certain places (with an installed interlock device). Attorney John Bernardo has the knowledge and experience regarding this new law and he has prepared many successful motions to enable his clients to drive even though their licenses have been suspended! Not all lawyers are aware of the intricacies of this new law or how to file the proper paperwork and information so that a judge or magistrate may grant a hardship license. Attorney John Bernardo has been successful numerous times in obtaining hardship licenses allowing his clients to drive with a suspended license to and from employment, medical appointments, job training, schooling, and or any other valid reason proposed by Attorney John Bernardo and approved by a judge or magistrate. Remember, though, a hardship license can not be granted unless an interlock device has been installed in your vehicle. Attorney John Bernardo has all the information including the contact phone numbers, location and costs for the authorized interlock installers located here in Rhode Island. Attorney John Bernardo also has the intimate knowledge and experience necessary for all persons charged with DUI or Refusals as they navigate their way through the requirements of Operator Control at the Division of Motor Vehicles.

New England Law | Boston
J.D. (1982) | Criminal Law
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Lead Articles Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
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Boston University
B.A. (1979) | Criminal law
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Prisoner's Rights Advoctae
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Professional Experience
Town of Tiverton
- Current
Offices of John R. Bernardo III
- Current
Town of Bristol
Housing Authority 1996-2002
Articles & Publications
Lead Articles Editor
New Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
Peer Review Rated
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Men Who Make a Difference
Women's Resource Center
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Clients' Choice Award
Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
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Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Rhode Island Prosecutors Association
Attorney Member
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Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
Attorney Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Rhode Island
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  • Free Consultation
    Payment Plans Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • DUI & Refusal
  • Sale & Possession of Drugs
  • English
Websites & Blogs
John R. Bernardo III, Attorney at Law Website
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Contact & Map
105 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Telephone: (401) 788-0049
Cell: (401) 529-5671
Fax: (401) 788-0059