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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Rhode Island, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Rhode Island should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Michael C Judge

Michael C Judge
Michael C Judge, Attorney At Law
127 Dorrance St, 5th floor
Providence, RI 2903
Call 401-578-4951
DUI Attorney, DWI Attorney, DWI Lawyer, DUI Lawyer, Driving under the Influence Lawyer... read more >

Michael J Zarrella

Michael J Zarrella
127 Dorrance St 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Michael J Zarrella is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Quinnipiac University School of Law... read more >

Stefanie A. Murphy

Stefanie A. Murphy
Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy
6 Wanton Shippee Rd
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Licensed for 14 years, Stefanie A. Murphy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew T Marin

Matthew T Marin
Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc.
127 Dorrance Street Penthouse Suite
Providence, RI 02903
Licensed for 10 years, Matthew T Marin is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Roger Williams University Scho... read more >

Brett Beaubien

Brett Beaubien
The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien
One Turks Head Place Suite 1440
Providence, RI 2903
Licensed for 3 years, Brett Beaubien is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Roger Williams University School of Law... read more >

Dawn M. Cook

Dawn M. Cook
Dawn M. Cook
578 Smith Street, Suite 10
Providence, RI 02908
Dawn M. Cook is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Joshua Macktaz

Joshua Macktaz
S.Joshua Macktaz
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Licensed for 26 years, Joshua Macktaz is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Allison Abilheira

Allison Abilheira
Abilheira Law, LLC
957 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Licensed for 6 years, Allison Abilheira is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Roger Williams University School of Law... read more >

John E MacDonald

John E MacDonald
Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc.
One Turks Head PL Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
John E MacDonald is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas C. Thomasian

Thomas C. Thomasian
The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq
55 Pine St Fl 2
Providence, RI 02903
Licensed for 12 years, Thomas C. Thomasian is a Criminal Defense and Theft Crimes lawyer who attended Roger Williams University School of L... read more >

Noah Kilroy

Noah Kilroy
Kilroy Law Firm
127 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903
Licensed for 6 years, Noah Kilroy is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Tiffinay Antoch Emery

Tiffinay Antoch Emery
Law Office of Tiffinay Antoch Emery
578 Smith Street, Suite 12
Providence, RI 02908
Tiffinay Antoch Emery is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Katherine C Essington

Katherine C Essington
Box 2034
East Geeenwich, RI 02818
Katherine C Essington is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allison Abilheira

Allison Abilheira
Abilheira Law, LLC
1 Turks Head Pl #1440
Providence, RI 02903
Licensed for 6 years, Allison Abilheira is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

K. Hoopis Manosh 773999

K. Hoopis Manosh 773999
Hoopis Manosh Law
4474 Post Road Suite #202
East Greenwich, RI 02818
K. Hoopis Manosh 773999 is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Katherine Godin

Katherine Godin
The Law Office of Katherine Godin, Inc.
615 Jefferson Blvd. Suite A204
Warwick, RI 02886
Katherine Godin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brandon S Bell

Brandon S Bell
Fontaine DeCarvalho & Bell, LLP
One Davol Square Penthouse
Providence, RI 02903
Brandon S Bell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lise J Gescheidt

Lise J Gescheidt
MacFadyen, Gescheidt & O'Brien
101 Dyer St 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Lise J Gescheidt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Katherine E Godin

Katherine E Godin
The Law Office of Katherine Godin, Inc.
615 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02886
Katherine E Godin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert B Mann

Robert B Mann
Mann & Mitchell
One Turks Head Place Suite 610
Providence, RI 02903
Robert B Mann is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

C. Leonard O 'Brien

C. Leonard O 'Brien
McFayden, Gescheidt & O'Brien
101 Dyer St 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
C. Leonard O 'Brien is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

J. Richard Ratcliffe

J. Richard Ratcliffe
Ratcliffe Harten Burke & Galamaga, LLP
40 Westminster Street Suite 700, 7th Fl.
Providence, RI 02903
J. Richard Ratcliffe is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James E Smith

James E Smith
Law Offices of James E. Smith
462 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
James E Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kenneth C Vale

Kenneth C Vale
Law Office of Kenneth C. Vale
63 Sockanosset Cross Rd Suite 2B
Cranston, RI 02920
Kenneth C Vale is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael A DiLauro

Michael A DiLauro
160 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Michael A DiLauro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Benjamin K Lemcke

Benjamin K Lemcke
PO Box 603146
Providence, RI 02906
Benjamin K Lemcke is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeremy Howe

Jeremy Howe
The Law Offices Of Jeremy Howe
55 Memorial Boulevard, Suite 5
Providence, RI 02840
Licensed for 45 years, Jeremy Howe is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Richard K Corley

Richard K Corley
Corley & Associates
4060 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Richard K Corley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John R Grasso

John R Grasso
Law Office of John R. Grasso, Inc.
1 Custom House St. 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
John R Grasso is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Carl S Levin

Carl S Levin
Gilstein, Kinder & Levin, LLP
300 Metro Center Blvd. Suite 150A
Warwick, RI 02886
Carl S Levin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John A MacFadyen III

John A MacFadyen III
MacFadyen, Gescheidt & O'Brien
101 Dyer St 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
John A MacFadyen III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

H. Jefferson Melish

H. Jefferson Melish
Law Office of H. Jefferson Melish
74 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
H. Jefferson Melish is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James W Ryan

James W Ryan
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
180 South Main St
Providence, RI 02903
James W Ryan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark L Smith

Mark L Smith
Law Offices of Mark L. Smith
176 Eddie Dowling Hwy Suite 101
North Smithfield, RI 02896
Mark L Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph J Voccola

Joseph J Voccola
Joseph J. Voccola & Associates
454 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
Joseph J Voccola is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tim St. Lawrence

Tim St. Lawrence
11 South Angell Street #252
Providence, RI 02906
Tim St. Lawrence is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William C Dimitri

William C Dimitri
462 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
William C Dimitri is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William J Murphy

William J Murphy
Murphy & Fay, LLP
127 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903
William J Murphy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Russell M Sollitto

Russell M Sollitto
P.O. Box 3
Adamsville, RI 02801
Russell M Sollitto is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anthony M Traini

Anthony M Traini
56 Pine Street Suite 2
Providence, RI 02903
Anthony M Traini is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert D Watt Jr.

Robert D Watt Jr.
84 Ship St
Providence, RI 02903
Robert D Watt Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas G Briody

Thomas G Briody
Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody
91 Friendship Street Suite 3
Providence, RI 02903
Thomas G Briody is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Alfred Rego

Alfred Rego
Rego & Rego
443 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Licensed for 43 years, Alfred Rego is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Terence E Livingston

Terence E Livingston
681 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Terence E Livingston is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Scott J Summer

Scott J Summer
Lawyers Collaborative
400 Reservoir Ave Suite 3A
Providence, RI 02907
Licensed for 30 years, Scott J Summer is a Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers University School of Law - Camden... read more >

John A Tarantino

John A Tarantino
Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
One Citizens Plaza 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
John A Tarantino is a Civil Trial Law and White Collar Crime lawyer... read more >

Robert H Humphrey

Robert H Humphrey
8 Neck Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878
Robert H Humphrey is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Michael A DelSignore

Michael A DelSignore
931 Jefferson Blvd Suite 2006
Warwick, RI 02886
Michael A DelSignore is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

John H Ruginski Jr.

John H Ruginski Jr.
129 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903
John H Ruginski Jr. is a Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

RIACDL was founded to give the criminal defense bar a unified voice and improve the profession. Members of this non-profit organization include many of the top attorneys admitted to the Rhode Island Bar who are actively and substantially engaged in the practice of criminal defense.



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