ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREWORKS IN RI: DISMISSED

RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER NOAH KILROY PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CLIENTS:

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Client was issued a citation on the Fourth of July at India Point Park in Providence for Illegal Possession of Fireworks. In Rhode Island, the penalty for such an offense turns on whether an individual is in possession of at least $500 worth of fireworks or not. Rhode Island General Laws 11-13-1(b) states in pertinent part that:

“Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each offense and/or imprisoned for not more than one year for each offense. Except that any person using or having in his or her possession without a permit with intent to use display and aerial consumer fireworks with a value of under five hundred dollars ($500) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense and/or imprisoned for not more than one year for each offense.”

In this instance, client was alleged to be in possession of less than $500 worth of fireworks. Even though client was first time offender, he risked losing his job if convicted.  Client then hires Attorney Kilroy.  Attorney Kilroy is then able to negotiate with the City of Providence for a dismissal of the case.

HAVE YOU OR A LOVED-ONE BEEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREWORKS?

If you or someone you know has been charged with the illegal possession of fireworks, call Kilroy Law Firm right away so we can aid in your defense. We can be reach at 401-855-9023. Additionally, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kilroy Law Firm is offering free virtual consultations to accommodate the general public. Call now to schedule your free consultation.