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The Law Office Of John E. MacDonald, Inc. Specializes in Criminal Defense in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

We proudly help clients in a wide-variety of criminal cases. Our Rhode Island criminal defefense attorney has helped thousands of clients throughout the years who have been criminally accused.

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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 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 "I was falsely accused of sexual assault, and attorneys John MacDonald and John Grasso worked tirelessly on my behalf with the result of a not guilty verdict. They were extremely knowledgeable and always available to answer questions or just to provide reassurance during a very stressful time. I never felt rushed during appointments. Before I contacted John MacDonald, I reached out to several other attorneys, and they all highly recommended John as the best in the state. I would give him a twenty-star review, if possible!”

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Rhode Island Criminal Defense: A Practice Manual 9th Edition

In December of 2020, John E. MacDonald published the 9th edition of his trial manual. This manual was first published 20 years ago and continues to be updated with the information that active criminal defense lawyers need in Rhode Island Superior…

The Rhode Island Arraignment Process

If you’ve recently been arrested, it’s easy to become confused with all of the penalties, procedures, and legal terms that are often associated with criminal charges. However, there’s one specific step in the criminal process that is critical to understand…

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…

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