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…

Rhode Island Criminal Defense: A Practice Manual, 8th Edition

Attorney John E. MacDonald is presenting the rollout of the 8th edition of his Rhode Island Criminal Defense, A Trial Manual, on December 5, 2018 before members of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This manual covers every…

Deferred Sentencing in Rhode Island: What You Need to Know

In Rhode Island, the law is quite strict against certain crimes. Fortunately, certain laws can prevent you from facing a harsh sentence. Deferred sentencing is one of those laws. Learn about getting a deferred sentence and what it means for…

Rhode Island Laws Could Be Getting an Update

Rhode Island laws are no different from any other state’s in that they are ever evolving. This means that sometimes antiquated laws get left behind. This is because either they are forgotten about in the concern for other legal actions…

Facing Spousal Abuse Charges in Rhode Island

Being a victim of spousal abuse is a tricky and unfortunate situation. Many factors contribute to a case of spousal abuse which can include forms of stalking or physical and emotional damage. The pursuit of spousal abuse charges depends on…

Solicitation Of A Minor Charges

The world is changing. The internet has made it possible to meet people around the country and even the world for romantic relationships and even one-night stands. Apps on a smartphone make it possible to find people that are located…

Rhode Island Internet Fraud Defense Lawyer

Internet fraud is a growing problem. We live so much of our lives online that it is growingly becoming something that we need to be aware of. Regardless of what you do online, the information that you provide or share…

Domestic Assault Charges: What You Need To Know

There are few circumstances that can be as maddening as dealing with family and loved ones. Often, these are the people that can most easily get under your skin, and push every button you may have in life. This relationship…

Newsworthy Student Misconduct Cases

The public’s perception of sexual assault and harassment have been seeing some changes, especially over the past months. This change can be a double-edged sword. It’s good to learn that victims of these crimes are being heard. However, there is another…

Post-Conviction Defense

When a judge hands down a conviction, everything may seem like it is over. But that is far from the truth. Many different scenarios require post-conviction defense, and defendants have the constitutional right to representation. The reason post-conviction process exists…

Criminal Justice Reform: The Issues and Solutions

The US criminal justice system has a great deal of room for improvement. For several reasons, the system is far from ideal. After decades of injustice, people are starting to speak up about the flaws in the system. Find out…

Federal Court vs State Court: the Differences

Federal Court vs State Court the Differences If you commit a crime, then you could face two types of criminal charges. You could face either federal or state charges. If you have federal charges, then you need to show up…