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COVID-19 Rhode Island Court Update

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…

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Sexual Assault In Rhode Island

Sexual Assault In Rhode Island It is illegal in Rhode Island for a person to have sex with a minor, which in this case pertains to anyone under the age of sixteen. The act is still considered illegal if the…

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Domestic Violence Cases in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, the prosecution of domestic violence cases are highly prevalent at both the District and Superior court levels. However, misdemeanor charges are generally resolved in District Court and felonies in Superior Court. In District Court, the typical domestic…

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Announcement: Superior Court Diversion Program

Attorney John E. MacDonald has been selected to participate in the Superior Court’s Alternative Sentencing/Diversion Committee. In Superior Court, there is a great need for alternative sentencing to avoid the harsh consequences of permanent criminal convictions. Mr. MacDonald looks forward…

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False Accusations

False accusations of sexual assault are real. They take place every day in police stations and courtrooms throughout the United States. Unfortunately, our criminal justice system works on the presumption that alleged victims of sexual violence are telling the truth….

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Child Pornography Investigations

Child pornography investigations are relatively simple. Law enforcement has the software to track who is on file sharing sites where images of child pornography may be posted, viewed or downloaded. Known images of child pornography have a numerical hashtag value…

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