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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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Kent County, 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.
Paul J. Ferns
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 714-5526 200 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Get skillful, knowledgeable legal help you can rely on when making delicate decisions about the future of your family. From divorce and child custody, to relocation of a child or enforcement of a child support order, attorney Paul J. Ferns will guide your case toward a fair and beneficial resolution. Contact the Warwick divorce and family law office of Paul J. Ferns. Over twenty years of experience in divorce court gives him an in-depth understanding of the Rhode Island family law.

Attorney Ferns also has successfully represented many clients in car accident and personal injury cases. His tenacity in fighting for...
Jared M. Tomassi
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Kent County, 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...
Stefanie Murphy
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(401) 316-9423 6 Wanton Shippee Rd
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
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.
Mr. Charles C Calenda
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(401) 823-9200 1500 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Experienced trial attorney with 13+ years of actual, in-court experience. I don't sit behind a desk all day and talk a big game. I'm in the courtroom standing by your side, fighting for the results you deserve in every case I handle. I focus my practice mainly in criminal defense, but I handle a variety of other types of cases like general civil litigation and selected Family Court cases.

However, my years of criminal experience makes me an invaluable asset to have representing you as your attorney when you get charged with a criminal offense. I have tried cases ranging from...
Eric P. DiMarzio
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(508) 971-1251 469 Centerville Rd.
Ste. 206
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Roger Williams University School of Law
Thank you for taking time to get to know my practice and all I can offer you as my client. Licensed in Massachusetts my office is conveniently located just south of the Taunton Green with easy access to Routes 24 and 495. I have recently expanded to an office right off Rt. 95 in Warwick, RI. In addition, I meet clients in a satellite office conveniently located right off Route 9 in Worcester. The foundation of my practice is and always will be criminal defense. Some of the types of criminal cases I have handled include drunk driving...
Kara Manosh
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Ann Sheeley
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(866) 435-5000 501 Centerville Road, Suite 105 B
Warwick, RI 02886
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...
James Caruolo
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 828-7100 33 College Hill Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The Law Offices of James J. Caruolo is a full-service law firm with over 20 years of experience, providing legal representation in the areas of Real Estate, Criminal, and Personal Injury Law for individuals throughout Rhode Island.
Mr. Thomas H. O'Brien
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Kent County, 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...
Damon P. Borrelli
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 739-7397 117 Metro Center Blvd.
Suite 2001
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
Whether on the battlefield or in the courtroom, Attorney Borrelli is a relentless fighter, always focusing on the pursuit of justice through well-developed and balanced plans encompassing compassion, determination, and reliable results. Formulated at an early age through his honorable service in the Marine Corps and as a war veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Attorney Borrelli attributes these core values as the bedrock of his successes in the legal arena.

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Attorney Borrelli developed a wide breadth...
Emile Martineau
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 398-8333 2639 South County Trl
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Criminal
Walter Manning
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Kent County, 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.
Joel Chase
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 739-9900 300 Metro Center Blvd
Suite 150A
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Melissa Braatz
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Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 314-4600 300 Centerville Road, Suite 305
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 732-4448 200 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kent County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer
(401) 739-8500 600 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 739-8500 600 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 781-7200 70 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02888
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Kent County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 781-3777 873 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02888
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Scott J. Summer
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(401) 467-7771 The Calart Tower
400 Reservoir Ave, Ste 3A
Providence, RI 02907
Criminal, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Syracuse University
Scott has had extensive general practice experience since 1989, including bench and jury trial experience in both the Rhode Island District and Superior Courts. Scott has appeared before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the district of Rhode Island, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the district of Rhode Island, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as appearances before state and municipal administrative agencies and boards. Scott serves as outside general counsel to numerous Rhode Island businesses.

Voted by his peers as among the 50 best lawyers in Rhode Island, and...
Christopher Russo
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(401) 946-3200 888 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Christopher Russo is the managing partner of Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys at Law, Inc. Chris has been practicing law for 24 years and focuses on personal injury cases, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents ad slip and falls. Chris also represents Rhode Island residents accused of crimes. Chris graduated from Boston College and received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Sean R. Doherty
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(855) 668-4589 24 Pettaconsett Avenue
Unit F
Cranston, RI 02920
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University School of Law
Steven B. Nelson
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(401) 300-0101 37 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Roger Williams University School of Law
Nelson Law Office is a general practice law firm serving the residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We can represent you in your civil or criminal case today. Our two locations make visiting us convenient no matter where you live. We offer a free initial consultation for all legal matters.
Cynthia Fogarty
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(401) 781-1370 400 Reservoir Avenue Suite 1A
Providence, RI 02907
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Fogarty Law Office, at the Providence/Cranston line, is conveniently located in the Calart Tower with free handicapped accessible parking. A General Practice firm that represents you in all phases of your life, including but not limited to Divorce, Child Suport and Custody, Land use and Zoning, Wills, Trust and Estate Planning, Civil Lititgation, Collections.
Kenneth Vale
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney
(401) 463-9445 63 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, RI 02920
Criminal, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
Daniel Griffin
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(401) 944-1700 865 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Roger Williams University School of Law
Dan Griffin was born and raised in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Dan served four years of active duty including a tour as a Marine Rifleman with the 7 th Marine Infantry Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. For his service in Iraq, Dan received numerous awards and citations including the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for service under enemy fire during the march to Baghdad and further operations in central Iraq.

As a proud war veteran, Dan has as interest in promoting and helping...
Kathleen Nee
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 4 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...
Matthew T. Marin
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(401) 228-8271 127 Dorrance Street
Penthouse Suite
Providence, RI 02903
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...
Michael C.  Judge Esq.
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(401) 578-4951 127 Dorrance Street, 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Michael C. Judge is a Rhode Island attorney concentrating DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Defense, DUI (Driving while Under the Influence) Defense, Breathalyzer Refusal Defense, Criminal Defense and Persoanl Injury Law. Call now at 401-578-4951 for a free consultation.
Jason Knight
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Providence County, 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...
Kensley Barrett
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(401) 380-6724 127 Dorrance Street
Penthouse
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Connecticut School of Law
As an aggressive, knowledgable, and extremely dedicated Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney and DUI Lawyer, Kensley Barrett provides premium representation for individuals who have been accused of criminal offenses throughout the entire state of Rhode Island (including Providence and Newport). The Law Offices of Kensley R. Barrett provide representation for a wide variety of alleged criminal offenses. These services include, but are not limited to: DUI/DWI’s, domestic violence, traffic offenses, drug cases, weapons cases, expungement, theft, sex offenses, white collar crimes, and disorderly conduct. If you or someone you love has been arrested on a criminal charge, you want to...
S Joshua Macktaz
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(401) 861-1155 127 Dorrance Street
Penthouse Suite
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Suffolk University Law School and University of Vermont
If you, or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI or any other Criminal Charge you need an EXPERT with years of experience representing you. Don't let one mistake, or one bad night effect you for the rest of your life. And don't make a second mistake by hiring the wrong lawyer. I have specialized in DUI and Criminal Defense work for the past 25 years with INCREDIBLE RESULTS. I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds...
Tom Thomasian
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Jay Bianco
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(401) 206-0098 999 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Roger Williams University School of Law
Jay C. Bianco has over 15 years of legal experience. He concentrates in the areas of estate planning and elder law. He has extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning and elder law, from simple wills and trusts to complex trusts, special needs trusts, long term care planning, Medicaid crisis planning and asset protection. Jay is also very experienced in family, criminal and personal injury law. He has practiced in Rhode Island District, Superior and Family Courts and the District and Superior Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Jay is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts...
Robert Craven
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Washington County, 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,...
Susan Tracy Perkins
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 575-7426 462 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
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...
Allison Abilheira
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Bristol County, 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...
Chad Bank
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Providence County, RI Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(401) 229-5088 127 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Roger Williams University
Chad Bank is a Rhode Island Attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury. Mr. Bank received his B.A. from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Handling all state and federal criminal cases, he is a member of the RI Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Mr. Bank is experienced in handling all felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to: white collar crimes, drug possession and trafficking...
Louis Abilheira
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Bristol County, 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...
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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.