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RI Criminal Defense Lawyer John E. MacDonald

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John E. MacDonald is recognized as a top RI Criminal Defense Lawyer and Trial Attorney in Providence, Rhode Island. His 25+ year track record of successfully defending criminal cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts in state and federal courts is second to none. Read More

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We proudly help clients in a wide-variety of criminal cases.
We've helped thousands of clients throughout the years who have been criminally accused.

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criminal defense reviews “John MacDonald did a superb job on my case, devising an excellent over-all legal strategy and executing it perfectly. He always promptly responded to any questions or concerns I had. If you need a lawyer, you can’t do any better than John.” – Robert

criminal defense reviews “John, I would like to sincerely thank you for believing in me and working so diligently on my case. My family and I deeply appreciate everything you have done in winning back my freedom and restoring my innocence.”

criminal defense reviews “John MacDonald’s ability to speak, listen, and act on behalf of his clients is far superior to that of his colleagues. Under times of great duress, it was comforting to have such a powerhouse in my corner. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone caught in the crosshairs of the judicial system.” – P.P.

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What Happens if You Get Arrested for Domestic Violence in Rhode Island?

Having a domestic dispute can be a stressful, emotional, and trying time for a couple or family. When the pressure is high and emotions become overwhelming, conflicts can easily escalate. Before you know it, local law enforcement gets involved, and…

COVID-19 Rhode Island Court Update

Rhode Island Courts will remain closed through May 17, 2020.  Anyone with a pending criminal case, whether in District or Superior Court, will receive a new court date.  There are, however, some limited exceptions for emergency matters.  Arraignments will still…

How To Handle False Accusations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence tends to be a very sensitive subject, and with good reason. An average of 24 people per minute are victims of domestic violence, by an intimate partner, in the United States. That is over 12 million people a…

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