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Robert Humphrey
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Tiverton, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 816-5862 8 Neck Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Robert H. Humphrey has twenty (20) years experience in the general practice of law and has represented numerous clients in DUI and other criminal defense matters ranging from capital offenses to simple misdemeanors and traffic violations.
Matthew T. Marin
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(401) 218-0034 37 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
As a dedicated Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, Attorney Matthew Marin provides aggressive and experienced representation for those accused of criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. While we represent individuals charged with a wide range of alleged criminal misconduct, we take on a large number of DUI (driving under the influence), domestic violence, and drug crime cases. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Rhode Island, contact Attorney Matthew Marin at 401-228-8271 for a no obligation consultation regarding their case and information about how we can assist. In 2014, Attorney Matthew Marin was awarded...
Allison Abilheira
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Warren, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(401) 245-5100 957 Main St
Warren, RI 02885
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
Abilheira Law, LLC is passionate about representing and defending the criminally accused throughout Rhode Island. Their criminal defense attorneys have the experience, skill, and dedication to take on a broad range of charges, from DUI to domestic violence matters. They pride themselves on delivering strategic defenses and legal approaches tailored specifically to their clients’ cases. Over the years, their firm has tackled a comprehensive range of cases and can use this experience to benefit your case. Their lawyers are available around-the-clock to provide aggressive and effective defense and counsel for their clients, going above and beyond to secure the best...
Jared M. Tomassi
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Warwick, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 782-2005 3970 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Roger Williams University
Jared M. Tomassi, Esq. Mr. Tomassi established Tomassi Law Associates, LLC to provide competent, efficient, and cost effective legal services to individuals and companies throughout the State of Rhode Island. We are committed to protecting our client's rights and interests by providing our clients with aggressive and competent legal representation. We put our clients first. We are a "CLIENTS AND RESULTS ORIENTED" Law Firm. Phone calls are returned in a timely manner, the client is kept informed of the status of their case on a regular and consistent basis and clients are fully informed and educated on the law and legal issues...
S Joshua Macktaz
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(401) 285-2996 37 Bellevue Avenue
Second Floor
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Suffolk University Law School and University of Vermont
I have specialized as a RI DUI lawyer and Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney for the past 27 years with INCREDIBLE RESULTS. 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...
Susan Tracy Perkins
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 737-5467 37 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Susan T. Perkins has been serving the local area for nearly 20 years. Her unique focus on her clients gives her the edge you need in the courtroom. Our law office focuses on Criminal Defense, Gun Trusts, DUI Defense, Family Law, Divorce, and matters affecting the LGBT community. Since becoming a lawyer in 1997 attorney Perkins has been a member of the United States District Court as well as the District Courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. After graduating from the prestigious Rhode Island Roger Williams University School of Law Susan, she began...
Louis Abilheira
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Warren, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(401) 526-4150 957 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
Backed by a proven record of success, L. Gregory Abilheira proudly defends the rights of the criminally accused throughout Rhode Island. He has a strong background in criminal law, gaining invaluable experience prosecuting simple assault, probation violation, and various other criminal cases as a student attorney for the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General. Attorney Abilheira has aggressively defending clients facing DUI charges, drug possession accusations, breaking and entering crimes, and many other cases. He is passionate about helping those in his community, as seen by his dedication as a member of the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department for the last...
Kristine Trocki
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Jamestown, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(401) 423-3390 38 Narragansett Avenue, Suite D
Jamestown, RI 02835
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Employment
Northeastern University
Kristine S. Trocki opened her Jamestown, Rhode Island law firm in 2006 and has been practicing law in RI for over 10 years. Dedicated to serving her clients and the local community, Kristine opened her doors not only with a strong knowledge of the law but with an equal desire to practice in a way that is creative, intelligent, and mindful, thus offering clients several approaches to addressing/fulfilling their legal needs. Kristine has applied this philosophy to her many areas of practice including: Mediation; Divorce & Family Law; Personal Injury & Auto Accidents; Wills, Healthcare & Financial Powers of Attorney;...
Mr. Thomas H. O'Brien
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East Greenwich, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
2639 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Upon graduating law school, Attorney Tom O’Brien worked as an associate in a small firm in Providence where in enjoyed success in a variety of matters to include Landlord & Tenant evictions, divorce cases, zoning matters and DEM appeals. Attorney O’Brien spent the next 16 years as a criminal prosecutor in the RI Department of Attorney General. As a Special Assistant Attorney General, he tried bail hearings and probation/bail violation hearings in Rhode Island District Courts. Tom also tried countless numbers of DUI and breathalyzer refusal matters before moving on to Superior Court jury trials. Attorney...
Kevin O. Hagan
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(401) 619-0477 105 Memorial Blvd We
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
Kevin O. Hagan, Esq. is a Rhode Island attorney providing representation in DWI, DUI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Family Law. Attorney Hagan served 6 years as a Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General. As a prosecutor, Attorney Hagan prosecuted hundreds of major crimes including child abuse, homicide, robbery and white collar crime. As a criminal defense attorney, Kevin has defended clients charged with all forms of capital offenses, major felonies and misdemeanors. Attorney Hagan has successfully litigated family law cases, personal injury cases, DUI cases and criminal cases of every kind.

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Christopher S. Gontarz
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(401) 846-3306 26 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Partner concentrating in criminal and civil litigation in State District & Superior Courts and Federal Courts. Trial attorney in over one thousand cases in Newport County Superior&District Court; trial and appellate attorney in Ims v. Town of Portsmouth, 32 A.3 914 (2011)(civil conspiracy and whistleblower act); State v. Gordon, 30 A.3 636 (2011) (sexual assault, kidnapping) State v. Schloesser, 940 A.2d 637 (2007) (child molestation); State v. Edwards, 810 A.2d 226 (2002),cert denied 123 S.Ct. 1808 (2003) (first degree murder; life without parole);Backman v. King, (mem) 636 A.2d 729 (1993):Carpenter v. State, 796 A.2d 1071 (2002) (post conviction relief); State...
Stefanie Murphy
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East Greenwich, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(401) 316-9423 6 Wanton Shippee Rd
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Roger Williams University School of Law
For the last 15 years, Attorney Stefanie Murphy has been aggressively fighting for her clients in all areas of criminal defense. She is dedicated to each and every client. Attorney Murphy has been named since 2012 to Super Lawyer Rising Stars.
Robert Craven
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North Kingstown, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(401) 453-2700 7405 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Robert E. Craven is the firm's proprietor and lead trial attorney. Since the founding of Robert E. Craven & Associates, Bob has handled hundreds of personal injury, criminal defense, DUI defense, and medical malpractice cases. Attorney Craven's experience as a former prosecutor makes him uniquely equipped to bring any matter to trial – an increasingly rare skill today. Bob regularly brings both criminal and personal injury matters to trial to get the best results for his clients. Bob began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island from 1983 to 1992. During that time,...
Jeffrey Lawrence Eger
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Warwick, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(401) 921-2300 3970 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey Lawrence Eger focuses his general law practice on assisting clients in finding affordable legal solutions in areas of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Custody, Restraining Orders, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Workers Compensation and Criminal matters. Attorney Jeffrey Lawrence Eger gives clients an opportunity to initially discuss their legal matters at no charge and will assist clients to find affordable payment plans that fit their budgets.
Melissa Larsen
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North Kingstown, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(401) 218-0862 1130 Ten Rod Road
Meadows Office Park, Unit A-103
North Kingstown, RI 02882
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
Melissa Larsen is an experienced trial attorney and former state prosecutor who brings over a decade of experience in criminal and family law and financial planning to her practice, offering you result-driven representation for your legal issues. The principal focus of Attorney Larsen's practice is criminal defense. She offers experienced representation in all types of criminal cases, and brings a wealth of experience from her work as a Special Assistant Attorney General in Rhode Island to provide you with the best defense possible. Areas of expertise include: DUI, Domestic Violence, Cyber...
Nicholas A. Solitro
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North Kingstown, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(401) 453-2700 7405 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
Nicholas has been a part of Robert E. Craven & Associates since 2010, after he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University. At Quinnipiac, Nicholas graduated magna cum laude in just three years of study. He also received the Legal Studies Book Award for achieving the highest grade point average in his major. Nicholas then attended Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, where he graduated cum laude and received his Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, Nicholas received numerous honors for his advocacy on trial, arbitration, and moot court teams which traveled around the...
Ann Sheeley
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(866) 435-5000 130 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 208
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Pace University
Ann Sheeley has more than 25 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney. Licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Federal District Court for Rhode Island, Attorney Sheeley has successfully managed hundreds of personal injury, criminal and workers' compensation cases during her career.

Prior to starting Sheeley Law in 2010, Ann served as a litigator in law offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Upon earning her Juris Doctor from the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, she worked for the law offices of J. Ronald Fishbein, where she managed a personal injury and family...
Humberta Goncalves
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Warren, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(401) 245-7462 48 Wood Street
Warren, RI 02885
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Roger Williams University
Kara Manosh
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Warwick, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(401) 714-8926 873 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law and Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Manosh has dedicated her entire career to defending the rights of the criminally accused. She has handled thousands of cases, appearing in every courthouse in the State of Rhode Island. She has been nationally trained with such organizations as The Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, The National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute and The Defender Advocacy Institute. She has extensive experience with expert witnesses and the presentation (or exclusion) of scientific evidence at trial.

?Attorney Manosh received her LL.M in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law from the...
Emile Martineau
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East Greenwich, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 398-8333 2639 South County Trl
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Criminal
Francis S. Holbrook II
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Newport, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 847-7500 122 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Nursing Home
Jane Fearing Howlett
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Bristol, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 253-0100 674 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
James Callaghan
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Wickford, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(401) 294-4555 3 Brown Street
Wickford, RI 02852
Criminal, Business, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Attorney at Callaghan & Callaghan Former Prosecutor - Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General Former Law Clerk to Presiding Justice Rhode Island Superior Court
Newport East, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 849-6200 1100 Aquidneck Ave
Newport East, RI 02842
Criminal, DUI, Education and Employment
Newport East, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 846-0120 97 John Clarke Rd
Newport East, RI 02842
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Warren, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 432-6770 16 Cutler Street
Suite 102
Warren, RI 02885
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Civil Rights
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 284-4522 231 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI 02879
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Bristol, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 396-9343 251 Thames St
Bristol, RI 02809
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 789-0217 133 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI 02879
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
North Kingstown, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(401) 323-0247 PO Box 62
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Criminal, Administrative and Appeals
Roger Williams University School of Law
Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney
130 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 849-3040 130 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 789-0217 133 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI 02879
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Warwick, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 781-3777 873 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02888
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(401) 608-2510 144 Coggeshall Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal and Administrative
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Newport, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(401) 849-8017 7 Old Fort Rd
Newport, RI 02840
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Kathleen Nee
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(401) 453-5633 1 Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Katie Nee practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. Katie represents defendants charged with a wide range of criminal offenses including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, refusal to submit to a chemical test, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault, robbery, and a wide array of sexual offenses including possession of child pornography, child molestation and sexual assault. Katie aggressively defends each and every client and does not shy away from taking a case to trial if that is the best option for a client.In addition, Katie represents people who were harmed...
Tom Thomasian
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(401) 312-4385 55 Pine Street
Floor 2
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
As the founder of The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Providence lawyer Thomas C. Thomasian compassionately helps people charged with a crime navigate the legal system. Before the founding of his current firm, Mr. Thomasian was a public defender for a number of years and practiced as an attorney at another firm. In 2014, he was selected for the list of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and the Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law. For your free consultation, get...
Jason Knight
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(401) 354-2255 1 Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Jason Knight is an attorney licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the Rhode Island Federal District Court. He is a former Rhode Island state prosecutor with years of experience litigating criminal cases. He now uses that experience to provide his clients with zealous legal representation to protect their rights and legal interests. Jason earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, Jason served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. During that time, Jason prosecuted...
John R. Bernardo III
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Wakefield, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(401) 788-0049 105 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston and Boston University
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...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.