The Dangers of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Mandatory minimum sentences are controversial. Although many states have mandatory minimums for crime, it’s not always for the best. There are some dangers associated with them. Find out why mandatory minimum sentences may be hurting society more than helping it….

Prostitution Decriminalization: The Rhode Island Experiment

Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions. But it is still a criminal activity in many parts of the world. Lately, there’s been a push towards prostitution decriminalization. Find out how things are changing, and how Rhode Island is…

Can Treating Addicts Be More Effective Than Jail Time?

DUI convictions come with severe consequences. But there are many repeat DUI offenders, which makes it seem as if the consequences are ineffective. Lately, there’s been a push to put people with DUIs where they belong- in addiction treatment centers….

Rhode Island Child Pornography Laws: Everything You Need to Know

In the state of Rhode Island, child pornography is a serious offense. The penalty for it can have long-lasting consequences. It’s important that you understand Rhode Island child pornography laws and try to avoid the charges. But it’s also important…

Rhode Island Sexual Assault Laws: The Complete Guide

Sexual Assault is a difficult conversation to have. If you are having the conversation, it may also be a hard time to distinguish what is what. The laws can be very confusing, and it may be hard to understand what…

America’s Drug Problem and the Rise of Drug Crimes

One of the most difficult problems that we have in the United States is the drug epidemic. According to Overdosday.com, more people died from drug overdoses in the year 2014 than any other year on record. That statistic keeps on…

What is a Hate Crime?

Hate crimes have been receiving a lot of attention recently. There has been an increase in the number of hate crimes nationwide, especially against Muslims. Hate crime charges in Rhode Island are a very serious offense. Because of the increase…

Mental Health Issues in Criminal Defense Cases

There is a large gap in our nation’s healthcare systems, and it is mental health. People often fall through the cracks of our healthcare system and end up in a courtroom. Mental health issues often result in criminal charges. This…

False Allegations of Domestic Violence: More Common Than You Think

There is a double-edged sword when it comes to domestic violence. The criminal justice system has to favor the accuser to prevent other victims from feeling afraid. However, the other side of the coin is the defendant. Courts issue millions of…

Rhode Island Forfeiture and Civil Seizure

Did you know that the police can seize your money, property, and possessions even if there is no conviction in your case? States nationwide are starting to exploit forfeiture laws to help pay for their department needs. Many rights advocacy…

White Collar Crime: Have You Been Falsely Accused of Fraud?

1.7 Trillion Dollars. Let that number sink in for a moment. It is a vast sum of money, nearly one-tenth of the current national debt. And, White Collar Crime is responsible losses of this amount or more, every year. What…

The Process of Expungement in Rhode Island

If a court has convicted you of a crime, you may be considering expungement in Rhode Island. A criminal record can make it difficult to find a job or access other privileges. In these cases, expungement may be a process…