Category: Criminal Defense

Rhode Island Criminal Case Process

Rhode Island Criminal Case Process

What Happens After You’re Arrested in Rhode Island If you’ve been charged with a crime in RI, it’s normal to feel a whirlwind of emotions. Fear, anxiety, and even anger are all common reactions. But if you go into this…

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The Rhode Island Arraignment Process

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…

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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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Federal Charges vs. State Charges

If you pay any attention to the news, then you probably know that federal law and state law can vary greatly on certain issues. For example, some states legalized marijuana when the federal government still prosecuted individuals for marijuana use….

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