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RI Criminal Defense Lawyer John E. MacDonald is recognized as a top RI Criminal Defense Lawyer and Trial Attorney in Providence, Rhode Island. His track record of successfully defending criminal cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts is second to none. As a former public defender of the Rhode Island Department of Public Defenders, RI Criminal Defense Attorney MacDonald has built a strong reputation for defending clients against felony and misdemeanor charges. Our law office is committed to providing each clients case with the time and focus it deserves. We will take the time to keep you updated regarding the progress of your case. Being accused of criminal charges can create difficulties in your relationships and possibly destroy your overall reputation. Our RI criminal defense lawyer's are here to help you and your family through these difficult times. With over 20 years of experience, RI Criminal Defense Lawyer MacDonald possesses the knowledge, experience and dedication to successfully and aggressively defend clients facing felony or misdemeanor charges in state and federal courts throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. RI Criminal Defense Lawyer MacDonald's Areas of Expertise: Sexual Assault or Rape Sex Crimes Child Molestation Domestic Assault Drug Possession Assault and Battery Possession of Child Pornography Criminal Fraud Offenses Federal Crimes Deferred Sentences DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal READ MORE HERE
Rhode island Divorce Attorney The Rhode Island Divorce Lawyers of The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc. will protect your rights in Rhode Island Family Court. The process of divorce can create complex issues in the structure of your family. These difficult times demand focused attention from your legal team and the utmost level of discretion. Our Rhode Island divorce attorneys have built a successful track record of fighting for the rights of our clients and have successfully litigated numerous family law issues. We help our clients obtain the results they desire in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support and visitation through both litigation and divorce mediation. We also handle domestic problems involving violence, assault, or the need for or defense of a restraining order. Whether you are facing separation, divorce proceedings, a child custody battle or a visitation dispute, contact our Divorce Lawyers today for a free consultation.

  Divorce Divorce Mediation Child Custody Visitation Restraining Orders Domestic Disputes Read more at Rhode Island Divorce Attorneys
Rhode island Immigration Lawyer The Rhode Island Immigration Lawyers of The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc. successfully represent clients at the Boston Immigration Court and Providence Immigration Office. We successfully re-open old cases where there is a prior order of removal and terminate the case, both at the Boston Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. We aim to modify sentencing or vacate criminal convictions on behalf of our clients facing major federal sentencing throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our services also includes assisting clients in securing Green Cards in the U.S. Our attorneys help our clients obtain permanent residence through adjustment of status in the United States or consular processing abroad. Clients seeking US citizenship obtain our services to ensure that their petition is filed correctly and approved quickly.

    Immigration Naturalization Deportation Defense US Citizenship Removal Defense Permanent Residence Read more at Rhode Island Immigration Lawyers
Rhode island Post Conviction Lawyer Rhode Island Post Conviction Attorney John MacDonald works with many clients whose immigration status requires vacating a criminal conviction or modifying the sentence. Offering representation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the attorneys of our office will work with you to find all potential grounds to vacate a prior plea, remand to pre-trial and dismiss the matter. We specialize in creating focused strategies based on immigration issues and connecting them with criminal or domestic relations to dispose of simple guilty pleas. Our goal is withholding removals or canceling removals for our clients. Many of our clients do not have immigration issues but simply need their record cleared and cannot do so through the normal expungement process. If you or a family member or friend requires post-conviction relief representation in Massachusetts or Rhode Island , contact an RI Criminal Defense Lawyer today to schedule your free consultation.    

Post Conviction Relief Vacating Criminal Convictions Modifying Sentences B.C.I.S. Removal Defense Read more at RI Post Conviction Attorney - Vacate Conviction


Multiple Misdemeanors -

"Less than 3 months ago (and perhaps like you), I was restlessly searching on line for the best lawyer that I could find to defend my case. I methodically selected one, contacted one, met with one, hired one, proceeded through the court system with one, and recently closed my case with one... And that was RI Criminal Defense Lawyer John MacDonald."

2nd Degree Child Molestation -

"I was very impressed with my total experience with John MacDonald. He was very professional and aggressive with getting positive results. I feel as if i can continue about my life as if nothing had ever happened. Dismissed and Expunged. Thank you John!"

Divorce and Child Custody - Since 1998 until today:

...Though my divorce and subsequent custody case has been very trying and heart wrenching at times, I have always been strengthened by the support and professionalism of Elisha Morris and John MacDonald... I am very lucky to have Elisha representing my family. She has been dedicated and relentless in her quest to make sure we are treated fairly in a family court that sometimes isn't. I have never felt like a client with a lawyer but a person being represented by a friend and I recommend Elisha to my friends because I know they are in the best hands possible....

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RI Criminal Defense Lawyer John E. MacDonald is a Rhode Island trial lawyer practicing Criminal defense, DUI and Drunk Driving defense, immigration law and post-conviction relief in RI and MA. Attorney Elisha L. Morris is specialized in Rhode Island Domestic and Divorce, RI Family Court, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Immigration, and Personal Injury/Automobile Accidents. Law Office located in Providence RI.  

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John MacDonald, Esq., Can Help You Apply for a Visa!

January 22, 2017

With the changing administration now upon us, the process of how to apply for a visa has become stricter – and more competitive – than ever before. At the law office of John MacDonald, Esq., we’re pleased to be able to help you with the process of how to apply for a visa, no matter...

When You Need a College Misconduct Attorney

January 13, 2017

College students aren’t known for always making the wisest of choices. And sometimes, these unwise choices can lead to devastating consequences that will follow them around for the rest of their lives. If these bad choices lead to an arrest for a misdemeanor or – worse – a felony, you will need to contact John...

This is Not Brock Turner’s College Rape Attorney

January 5, 2017

It is any young man’s worst nightmare to be in the need of a college rape attorney if they are innocent. The controversial event of college rape has been in the media spotlight within the last year due to cases like Brock Turner. However, if you feel that you and your accuser both agreed to...

University Assault Attorney – John E. MacDonald

December 15, 2016

Our children are our pride and joy, but sometimes, when they go away to college, they can make decisions that are less than optimal. If, because of one of those poor choices, your child needs an experienced university assault attorney, you will need to enlist the aid of John E. MacDonald, Esq., to handle their...

Statutory Rape Defense – Law Office of John MacDonald

December 7, 2016

If You’re Looking for Quality Statutory Rape Defense, Contact the Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Esq., Today! In every state of the union, statutory rape is a serious crime, and the penalties for a statutory rape conviction in Rhode Island are amongst the most severe in the nation. So if you’ve been arrested, and...


First Degree Sex Assault Charge Dismissed

Client was charged with First Degree Sex Assault by the Lincoln Police for a sexual encounter which took place outside the Twin River Casino. Investigation revealed that the video evidence backed up client’s version of events of a consensual encounter and contradicted the complaining witness’ account of force and coercion. Attorney MacDonald requested that his client testify before the Providence County Grand Jury to give his version of events. After his testimony, the Grand Jury declined to indict him and the Attorney General dismissed the charge. The criminal case was then sealed from his client’s criminal history.

Second Degree Child Molestation : Dismissed by Attorney General

Attorney MacDonald was retained just prior to his client’s arrest on the charge of second degree child molestation. After conducting an extensive investigation, exculpatory evidence was uncovered and given to the Attorney General which helped in their decision to dismiss all charges prior to a trial. Case is now sealed from client’s record and he is free and clear of potential of jail or sex offender registration.

Second Degree Child Molestation : Amended to a non-sex offense

After extensive investigation and pre-trial negotiations with the Attorney General, a compromise charge was reached wherein the client would not have to register as a sex offender.

Gambling Forfeiture Case resolved

Client’s assets, totaling nearly $300,000 were seized by state officials as part of a state-wide gambling investigation. After conducting initial forfeiture hearings in District Court, a settlement with the Attorney General was achieved allowing client to recover nearly $300,000 seized from his bank accounts.

Second Degree Sexual Assault: Not Guilty

After a five day jury trial in Providence Superior Court, client was found not guilty of second degree sexual assault. RI Criminal Defense Lawyer John MacDonald was retained by lead counsel Jason Knight to lend his expertise in trying these very difficult cases. From jury selection through closing argument, Attorneys MacDonald and Knight worked together to produce the result that the client deserved – Not Guilty.

Assault With a Dangerous Weapon: Not Guilty

Client charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) when the complainant alleged that he was stabbed outside a house in Central Falls. The complainant testified with certainty that the client was the assailant. RI Criminal Defense Lawyer MacDonald was hired after the case had languished for nearly two years. He conducted an exhaustive investigation and located two witnesses that saw the event very differently. After a three-day jury trial, client was found not-guilty.