Cranston, Rhode Island Criminal Lawyers

Robert Craven
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Former Prosecutor. Aggressive & Effective. Protecting Your Freedom. 30 yrs exp.

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... Read More »
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John L. Calcagni III
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Rhode Island Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Attorney Calcagni is a highly skilled, aggressive and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He is a former military prosecutor in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where he prosecuted hundreds of complex felony cases in the... Read More »
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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.
Noah Kilroy
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(401) 855-9023 127 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
Mr. Michael John Zarrella
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
127 Dorrance Street
2nd floor
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Quinnipiac University School of Law
My name is Michael Zarrella, I have been a criminal defense lawyer for almost 20 years. I have tried and won numerous criminal cases from capital offences to drunk driving cases. I enjoys helping people charged with criminal matters.
Lauren Balkcom
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(401) 525-1965 11 S. Angell Street
Suite 428
Providence, RI 02906
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
Roger Williams University School of Law
John MacDonald
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(401) 421-1440 One Turks Head Place, Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Suffolk University Law School
John E. MacDonald is a trial attorney practicing criminal defense, immigration law and post-conviction relief in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. MacDonald represents clients in state and federal court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has aggressively and successfully defended clients charged in every type of criminal case, including capital murder, child molestation, sex crimes, rape, abuse, domestic violence, spousal abuse, homicide, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, sexual assault, felony assault, domestic assault, patient abuse, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. Mr. MacDonald is the author of the Rhode Island Criminal Defense Manual (3rd Edition), a top-rated...
Mark Dana
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East Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(401) 438-3800 35 Highland Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Mark has been practicing in RI and Mass for 25 years. He has tried dozens of case to trial and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
John R. Grasso
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 272-4001 1 Custom House St.
3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal
A leading Providence, Rhode Island (RI) based attorney (lawyer) with practise areas including criminal defense DUI & breathalyzer refusal, criminal appeal, domestic violence, divorce, personal injury.
Kenneth Macksoud
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Providence , RI Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(401) 831-6966 One Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence , RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Ken Macksoud is an American Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, who Attended Providence College, earning an A.B. in 1961, then went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate Degree from Boston University School of Law in 1964. Attorney Macksoud was then admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1967. His admission to the U.S. Supreme Court came in 1980 and the RI Supreme Court in 1967.
Glen Whitehead
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(401) 861-9900 86 Weybosset Street Suite 400
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Rui Alves
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(401) 273-7171 10 Dorrance Street
Suite 800
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University
Mr. Rui P. Alves is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Rhode Island, as well as, all State Courts in Massachusetts. For detailed practice areas, click here. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, he went on to obtain a Juris Doctor from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Mr. Alves also attended the Catholic University of Portugal, School of Law in Lisbon, focusing on European Union law. Prior to joining Barton Gilman, LLP, Mr. Alves maintained a boutique firm...
Mr.  Ronald Thompson Jr.
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Pawtucket, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(401) 527-2250 74 East St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Criminal, Family and Immigration
Suffolk University
Mr. Thompson speaks spanish and french. He practices crminal defense law throughout Rhode Island. He also practices deportation/removal defense at the Boston Immigration Court. He has lived in Mexico and is familiar with Border Patrol/ICE/USCIS. Mr. Thompson also practices in the Rhode Island Family Court in the areas of divorce, child custody and child support.
Walter Manning
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Warwick, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(401) 562-2236 300 Centerville Road
Suite 320
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
General practice attorney with concentration in Business, Real Estate, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury Law.
Robert Mann
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 351-5770 1 Turks Head Place, Suite 610
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Military
Alan Barnes
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Johnston, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 934-3368 67 Shore Drive
Johnston, RI 02919
Criminal, Business, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Lisa Holley
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(401) 400-2850 127 Dorrance Street
Lower Level
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Employment and Municipal
Roger Williams University School of Law
John A. MacFadyen
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 751-5090 101 Dyer St
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal and DUI
Robert Russo
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(401) 751-6100 1011 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Criminal, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Baltimore School of Law
Gerard Donley
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 943-9977 1 Turks Head Place
Suite 503
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, DUI and International
New England Law | Boston
25 plus years concentrating in the most severe and high pressure criminal defense cases: murder, robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, assaults with dangerous weapons and with specific intent to rob, murder or rape; major drug dealing, serious gun charges, etc. You won't find a more direct, aggressive or straight-talking lawyer with results and decades of experience. If you are in trouble, we can help you.
James J Bagley
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(401) 454-7700 127 Dorrance Street
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Warren
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 751-6100 1011 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Louis Grande
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 351-8000 395 Smith St
Providence, RI 02908
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Melissa Braatz
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Warwick, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 314-4600 300 Centerville Road, Suite 305
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Christopher Crowley Esq
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Rumford, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 305-0246 320 Newport Ave.
Rumford, RI 02916
Criminal
Edward John Mulligan
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Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 453-2950 50 Park Row West, Suite 111
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal
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
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,...
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;...
Nicholas A. Solitro
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North Kingstown, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Mr. Thomas H. O'Brien
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East Greenwich, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 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...
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...
Brian N. Goldberg
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Pawtucket, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(401) 743-5858 1168 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
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
Emile Martineau
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East Greenwich, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 398-8333 2639 South County Trl
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Criminal
James Callaghan
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Wickford, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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
Robert Mitson
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Woonsocket, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(401) 762-5900 603 Park Ave
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Suffolk University
Warwick, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 739-8500 600 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Warwick, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 781-3777 873 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02888
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Warwick, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 826-3344 33 College Hill Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Providence, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 454-1212 536 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
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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.