Why Do Government Officials Implement Civil Asset Forfeiture?

Civil Asset Forfeiture has been a topic of debate lately, and many are wondering how necessary it is. More than that, people want to understand what it is and where it came from? How did something like this start and…

Drug Trafficking Charges in Rhode Island

Drug trafficking charges in Rhode Island are a serious offense and have been, since the seventies Not many of us can remember those days, but those that do will rave about the difference. There was a time when Rhode Island…

Top 10 States with the most Domestic Abuse Cases

The US has a major issue with domestic abuse cases. Every state in the US experiences thousands of domestic abuse cases each year. However, some states are worse than others when it comes to domestic abuse. Find out which states…

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…