North Kingstown, Rhode Island Criminal Lawyers
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East Greenwich, RI 02818
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Ferns also has successfully represented many clients in car accident and personal injury cases. His tenacity in fighting for...
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...
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...
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...
Providence, RI 02903
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Roger Williams University and Bryant College
Voted by his peers as among the 50 best lawyers in Rhode Island, and...
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North Kingstown Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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.
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