1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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