MAY 15 COVID-19 UPDATE: Late on Friday May 15th, 2020 the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued Executive Order No. 2020-12 which addressed the Court's COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Continuity of Operations. With respect to criminal proceedings in Rhode Island, the May 15th Order addresses a number of different issues.
5/8/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: As it currently stands, the Rhode Island State Court system appears poised to re-open on Monday May 18th. Since the Courts initial closure on March 13th, all criminal and traffic court cases have been either rescheduled or held open to be rescheduled and given a new Court date.
Last week the Rhode Island State Judiciary issued an Order continuing the closure of courts to non-emergency matters through May 17th. If you have an upcoming Court date and you are not sure if the Courts will be hearing your case, contact our team of Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers for advice and guidance during the Court's COVID-19 closures.
Yesterday evening the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an executive order closing the Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County Courthouse) in Warwick, RI after a law enforcement office who entered the building on April 2nd tested positive for COVID-19.
If you or someone you know is facing charges for violating a state at home or quarantine order, it is important to seek professional legal counsel. Our highly experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorneys will build a sold defense on your behalf to avoid any further anxiety or stress during these trying times.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug possession charges in Rhode Island, our experienced drug defense lawyers can help.
DUI lawyers are experts when it comes to alcohol- and drug-related cases. This expertise can help to get your charges or sentencing reduced, and even have your case dismissed.
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In the State of Rhode Island a motorist does not have the right to choose which chemical test he or she would prefer to take; they simply have the right to consent or refuse to consent to the test as requested.
We very often speak with potential clients who have been charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. In many cases, they are very confused about the particular charges they are facing because they are facing charges of chemical test refusal and DUI even though they took a breath test when the police asked.
While Miranda rights are not legally required to successfully prosecute a DUI case in Rhode Island, certain statutorily created rights are absolutely required.
Yes, the Rhode Island DUI law allows the police to arrest you for DUI on private property (even while they cannot do the same in Massachusetts). But, if you are charged with DUI on private property you should seek the representation and guidance of an experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer to explore and utilize any potential defenses that may be available to you.
A pre-arraignment conference is a proceeding before the Providence Superior Court that is handled in Courtroom 5G in the Garrahy Judicial Complex located at 1 Dorrance Plaza, Providence, RI 02903. Courtroom 5G is located on the 5th floor of the Garrahy Judicial Complex.
In most cases the Bail Commissioner will set bail and you will be released from the Police Station with paperwork to appear in Court. Your first Court appearance is referred to as a “Re-Arraignment” or District Court arraignment.
An arrest for possession and/or use of a fake ID in Rhode Island is a serious offense for any young man or woman. If convicted of a first offense, you would face a 30 day loss of drivers license, up to a $500 fine, and 30 hours of community service. These penalties are extremely severe an intended to scare people into not using fake id's.
The question we are asked the most is whether it is “worth it” to hire a lawyer to handle my possession of alcohol by a minor case. In my opinion, it is worth it just to have the piece of mind to know that your son or daughter will not be heading into a criminal court system alone and unaware.
The Police can, and in most cases likely will, arrest you if you are drunk in a parked car. However, with the help of an experienced Rhode Island DUI defense lawyer it may be difficult for a prosecutor to obtain a criminal conviction beyond a reasonable doubt.
If your college student son or daughter has been arrested and charged with DUI in Rhode Island, you are probably worried about many of the same things that our former and current clients have been worried about: is my investment in my son or daughter’s college education going to go to waste?
In Rhode Island, it is possible that the Police will report your DUI arrest to your college. We have represented hundreds of college students arrested and charged with drunk driving in our nearly a decade of experience. There is no uniform or standard way that DUI arrests are handled when it comes to the arresting Police Department notifying the school.
For individuals over the age of 21, the legal blood alcohol limit in Rhode Island in 2017 is 0.08%. Above this limit, you are deemed by law to be driving under the influence in the State of Rhode Island.
One of the unknowns you may face is the impact that a DUI charge could potentially have on your ability to receive financial aid from the government. To know if your FAFSA, or free application for federal student aid, will be impacted depends on the particular charge or charges that you are facing.