1. How Much Good Time Can An Inmate Get?

    Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer Helps To Get Clients’ Out of Jail Early: In Rhode Island, after a defendant has been sentenced to serve time at the Adult Correctional Institute (“ACI”), they generally become eligible to receive good time. Good time, as the name suggests, is credit given to an inmate for good behavior while in…

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  2. Received a Ticket: Failure To Yield To An Emergency Vehicle?

    RI Criminal Defense Attorney Fights Traffic Tickets For Clients: In Rhode Island, when an emergency vehicle has its lights and sirens on, you must yield to that vehicle.  Failure to do so, can result in a traffic ticket being issued against you and a very significant fine.  Rhode Island General Laws 31-17-6 provides impertinent part…

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  3. What Are The Bail Guidelines In Rhode Island?

    Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer Helps To Secure Bail For Clients: In Rhode Island, the setting of bail is always within the discretion of the court regardless of the offense, and cannot be prohibited by statute.  The primary purpose of bail, be it of the pre-trial or the post conviction variety, is to assure a defendant’s…

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  4. What is A Laned Roadway Violation?

    Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Defend Traffic Violations: In Rhode Island, a driver must use due care when making a roadway lane change.  Often times, when a police officer responds to an accident in which someone has been sideswiped by another car, the officer will issue a laned roadway violation ticket. The specific language of of…

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  5. What Are The Criminal Statute of Limitations In Rhode Island?

    Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer Helps To Explain Statute Of Limitations: In Rhode Island, if a charge is not brought against a person within a specific period of time, the right to prosecute that case is lost forever.  However, there are certain exceptions, as some charges have no limit on the time that they may be…

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  6. What Is Disorderly Conduct?

    Criminal Lawyer Helps To Fight Disorderly Conduct Offenses: In Rhode Island, understanding what constitutes disorderly conduct can be confusing. Often times, people generally think that the behavior proscribed by statute would tend to violate ones right to free speech.  The law draws a very pointed distinction, however.  More specifically, Rhode Island General Laws 11-45-1, otherwise known…

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  7. How Can I Get My Traffic Ticket Dismissed?

    Rhode Island Traffic Ticket Attorney Helps To Get Traffic Ticket Dismissed In Rhode Island, if you are issued a traffic ticket, you may be eligible to get that traffic ticket dismissed under the Rhode Island Good Driver Statute.  Generally, if you have not had any traffic tickets for the past three (3) years, you can…

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  8. Received a Ticket: Conditions Requiring Reduced Speed?

    Defense Lawyer Fights Traffic Tickets: Conditions Requiring Reduced Speed. In Rhode Island, even if you have not hit another car, you can still be ticketed by police for Conditions Requiring Reduced Speed if you lose control of your car, due to weather conditions.  This is important when it comes to your insurance rates or general…

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  9. Can You Still Drive If You Get A DUI?

    Experienced DUI Criminal Lawyer Helps To Get Hardship License For Drivers In Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, a DUI charge can cause problems in your everyday life.  All DUI convictions and refusal to submit to breathalyzer violations, require some type of license suspension. Like most people, you still need to get to and from such things…

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  10. Is Driving on a Suspended License a Criminal Offense in Rhode Island?

    Experienced Criminal Lawyer Assisting Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts The law on driving on a suspended license has recently changed in Rhode Island.  Now, if you are caught driving after your license is suspended, the law provides that you may be charged with a crime- but this is not always the case. In fact,…

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