Criminal Misdemeanor Law in Rhode Island (RI) - Plea Agreements - Sentencing & What is a Conviction? This article explains pleas and sentencing in Rhode Island (RI) for criminal misdemeanors including explanations of - one year filings, probation, suspended sentences, no contact orders etc. This article also explains what constitutes a conviction under Rhode Island law. This article explains issues concerning domestic violence offenses and violation of restraining orders and no contact orders. This article also delves into how criminal law is often intertwined with family law issues concerning child visitation, divorce and child custody. Rhode Island Family Court, District Court and Superior Court Restraining orders are often very relevant to criminal charges. Do not use this article as a substitute for seeking independent legal advice from a lawyer. [April 08, 2007 06:24:01 pm]
Criminal Law - Bail and Arraignments [Legal:Criminal-Law] If a person is arrested for a criminal misdemeanor in Rhode Island (RI) there are several potential scenarios. The police could hold the accused and bring him to Court for an arraignment in District Court in the morning. The police also could call a justice of the peace / Bail Commissioner who could arraign the accused at the police station and release the person. The bail commissioner could also set bail in order for the person to be released. Article by a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer
Is Nolo Contendere Plea A Conviction In Rhode Island Criminal Law? A Nolo Contendere plea in Rhode Island Criminal Law is sometimes a conviction but is often not a conviction. Whether or not a plea of Nolo Contendere constitutes a conviction depends on the penalty / sentence imposed. Please read this article for an explanation. [November 29, 2007 08:10:02 am] Article by a RI Criminal Attorney.
Rhode Island - Criminal No Contact Order Explained By A RI Lawyer In Rhode Island (RI) criminal law, A "no contact order" means that the defendant is precluded from having any contact and or communication with the victim or the person under the protection of the no contact order. This includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages or messages delivered through a third party. Please read this article for a detailed explanation of no contact orders and the repercussions for violating no contact orders. Article by a East Providence Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer [November 20, 2007 08:49:30 am]
Rhode Island Probation - A Period of Extreme RISK! If a person receives probation then they will need to abide by the conditions of the probation and agree to keep the peace and be of good behavior. A probationary period is a period of extreme risk! If a person violates his probation by being arrested for a new crime then the person may be held in Jail at the ACI as a probation violator. After ten days a person has the right to a hearing. Article by a RI Lawyer [November 20, 2007 08:48:38 am]
RI Criminal Law - 1 Year Filings for First Offenders - Stay Out of Trouble and Case can be Expunged! A one year filing in Rhode Island criminal law is usually only offered by the prosecutor as a penalty for first time offenders. A filing is a penalty that is typically offered for first time offenders for relatively minor misdemeanors. A filing is the lowest form of penalty available and is always better than probation for an accused. A filing is when the case is put aside for a year and if the person stays out of trouble for a year then the case is eligible to be expunged and destroyed at the end of the year. If a person gets in further trouble then the filing may be violated and the person sentenced again on the filing. Be very careful, if a person gets in further trouble during the year the person can be held at the ACI(Jail) for up to 14 days without a hearing. Article by a RI Criminal Law Attorney[November 20, 2007 08:37:16 am]
The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island - Untangling the Web! [Legal:Criminal-Law] This article explains in detail the intersection of Divorce, Family law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island. Criminal law cases often involve complex issues concerning divorce, child custody, restraining Orders, visitation, child support, division marital assets etc. This article was written by a Rhode Island Criminal and family law attorney.
Rhode Island DUI - DWI Law - Should I Refuse The Breathalyzer? [Legal] This article explains the law concerning Rhode Island DUI - DWI & refusal to take the Breathalyzer. This article answers the important question: Should you refuse the breathalyzer test in Rhode Island and what are the implications? This article examines whether or not a person should refuse to take a breathalzer test upon request of a police officer in Rhode Island when a person is suspected of drunk driving. This article examines the criminal and legal implications of a refusal and a criminal dui - dwi charge.