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…

4 Types of Date Rape Drugs

The United States has a serious problem with date rape. Women that attend college have a 5% chance of being raped, a recent study has found. Rape victims often know their assailant. The victim knows their attacker in as many…

College Crimes Commonly Occurring on Campuses

College crimes exist and carry strong penalties to go along with them. While college students often feel invincible, that is not the case. In reality, college students are constantly being watched by security patrols and more. Thus, college students are…

Signs You Have a Good Immigration Attorney

How Good is Your Immigration Attorney? All immigration attorneys are not created equal. There are several key factors in determining how good your immigration attorney is. With the new administration has come a much harsher stance on immigrants. President Trump…

7 Most Exciting Places in Rhode Island

Rhode Island nightlife is like no other destination. The local hot spots bring together the charm of the area and the spirit of the party crowd to give you an experience to remember. Of all of the party options in…

Here Are 5 of the Most Dangerous Cities in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a beautiful place to live, but even beautiful places have crime. How much do you actually know about the crime rate in Rhode Island cities? To help you determine which cities are more dangerous than others, here’s…

Insights from a Grand Theft Attorney in Rhode Island

If you have been charged with theft or larceny in the state of Rhode Island, your next call should be to a grand theft attorney. Your charge many only be a minor one, but it is to your advantage to…

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

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…

When You Need a College Misconduct Attorney

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…