1. Do The Police Have to Read Me My Rights?

    Providence Criminal Lawyer

    We have all heard on TV the following Miranda rights being read… You have the right to remain silent; Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law; You have the right to an attorney; If you can not afford one, one will be provided to you. Many of...

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  2. What is a Dangerousness Hearing, In Massachusetts?

    Massachusetts Dangerousness Hearing

      In Massachusetts, a “Dangerousness Hearing” may be held to consider if a person is a danger to the community. Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 276, Section 58A, a person may be held without bail for a period of 120 days should one lose such a hearing. At a dangerousness hearing, the Commonwealth must prove...

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  3. What is the difference between getting your record expunged v. sealed?

    Rhode island sex crime defense

    Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer Files Motion To Expunge and Seal Records For The Accused: Your case has ended, your court fees are paid and you have no other obligations or ties to the courthouse. Except, now you want your record gone so a future job, school or other establishment is unaware of your prior situation....

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  4. What Are The Bail Guidelines In Rhode Island?

    Attorney 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 appearance in court at...

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  5. Probation Violation Time Vacated If Arresting Charge was Dismissed?

    Before the summer of 2010, if you were found to be in violation of your probation after an evidentiary hearing, ordered to serve time on that violation, and then subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing on the offense that triggered the probation violation, you would still have to serve time for the probation violation.  In the...

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  6. Domestic Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed

    Experienced Attorney Gets Domestic Disorderly Charges Dropped in Rhode Island Client is arrested in the Newport Heights housing complex in Newport, Rhode Island and charged with Domestic Disorderly Conduct.  If convicted, client could face up to six months in jail; have to take domestic violence classes (at client’s expense); have a no-contact order imposed; and...

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  7. Domestic Simple Assault: Dismissed

    Client is arrested by Newport Police in the Chapel Terrace neighborhood and charged with Domestic Simple Assault. If convicted, client could face up to a year in jail; be ordered to complete domestic violence classes (at client’s expense); have a no-contact order imposed; and be subject to court costs and fees. Additionally, section 12-29-5, of...

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  8. Domestic Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed

    Client gets arrested by Middletown Police for Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct.  If convicted, client could face up to a year in jail, be required to pay for and complete domestic violence classes, and have no contact with the complaining witness. Police were called to the complaining witness’ home for report of a disturbance....

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