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Case Results

  • Dismissed - Assault and Battery on Family/Household Member

    March 2019

    Our client was charged with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member. We decide to select a trial date to force the Government to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. On the day of trial, the Government was not ready for trial. We asked the case be dismissed for lack of prosecution a... Read On

  • Dismissed - Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Police Officer and Trespassing

    January 2019

    Our client was charged for a fight that happened at a restaurant. He was trying to break up the fight but ended up getting charged as well. We set the case down for trial to make the Government prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt the charges that were brought against him. On the day of trial... Read On

  • Dismissed - Breaking and Entering to Commit Felony and Trespass

    January 2019

    Our client was charged with Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Commit a Felony and Trespassing. After hiring an investigator to investigate the case, we set the case down for trial. The government was required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client committed a Breaking and Enter... Read On

  • Dismissed - Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member

    January 2019

    We set the case down for trial. The government was required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client committed an Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member. On the day of trial, the government did not have the evidence needed to proceed on the charges. The case was dismissed for ... Read On

  • Dismissed - Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny

    January 2019

    Client was charged with Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony and Larceny Over $250. After a long discovery process, we set the case down for trial. On the day of trial, we were able to negotiate a dismissal with the prosecutor due to the issues in the case. Ultimately, we were abl... Read On

  • No Probation Violation Found After Hearing

    November 2018

    Our client was accused of violating their probation. The Probation Department originally moved to have our client detained pending a Final Probation Violation Hearing. After arguments, the Judge denied the Probation Department's request and the client was released from jail.  Our client was then... Read On

  • Dismissed - Trespassing

    November 2018

    Our client was charged with one count of trespassing. The key issue in this case was whether or not the government could prove that the defendant had constructive notice that he could not be where he was alleged to be trespassing. After conferencing the case with the prosecutor, we were able to c... Read On

  • Dismissed - Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy

    December 2018

    We filed a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of a client who was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. We argued that there was no probable cause contained in the police report to support a criminal charge against our client. After a hearing, an arguments from Atto... Read On

  • Dismissed - Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct

    November 2018

    Our client was charged with a count of Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct in violation of Rhode Island General Laws. Through our discussion with the prosecutor and our own investigation, we were able to negotiate dismissal of both charges.  Read On

  • Dismissed - Unlawfully Visiting a Common Nuisance

    November 2018

    A common nuisance is any store, shop, warehouse, building, vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or any place which is used for the unlawful sale, use, or keeping of a controlled substance. It is against the law in Rhode Island to knowingly visit a common nuisance for the purpose of using or taking in any m... Read On

  • Dismissed: Trespassing

    December 2018

    Our client was charged with trespassing. After negotiating with the prosecutor, we were able to convince them to dismiss the charges outright. We explained our client's life circumstances and all of the positive things they were working on since the charges issued. The prosecutor agreed the charg... Read On

  • Motion to Dismiss Allowed and No Probation Violation Found

    August 2018

    Our client was charged with Violation of a 209A order (retraining order) and Threats to Commit a Crime along with a violation of his probation. The Probation Department was looking for our client to serve a jail sentence as a result of being charged with this new crime.  We filed a Motion to Dis... Read On

  • No Probation Violation Found

    August 2018

    Our client was facing a probation violation in Massachusetts with the possibility of a jail sentence. When receiving a probation violation, our client had the right to have a hearing where the Probation Department would have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not) that ... Read On

  • Not Guilty - OUI and Reckless Operation

    July 2018

    We are pleased to announce that our client was found Not Guilty of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Not Guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Attleboro District Court. In order to prove a defendant guilty of OUI, the Commonwealth must prove that the defendant operated... Read On

  • Not Guilty - OUI 3rd offense (Felony)

    Practice Area: Criminal defense Outcome: Not Guilty Description: Client was charged with the following offenses: OUI 3rd Offense (a mandatory jail sentence), Operating Negligently, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Operating After License Suspended, Subsequent Offense, Malicious Destruction... Read On

  • Not Guilty - Threats to Murder

    Practice Area: Criminal defense Outcome: Not Guilty Description: Client was charged with allegedly making phone calls and sending text messages to his girlfriend threatening to kill her. My client was offered jail time in exchange for a guilty plea and my client declined. Client decided to take... Read On

  • Car Accident Injury Settled

    Our client was rear-ended in a car accident. He came into the office looking for us to help him get compensated for his injuries and pain and suffering. His back and neck were still injured from the crash. He started seeing a physical therapist to help him with his injuries. We sent a demand lett... Read On

  • Not Guilty - Domestic Assault

    Practice Area: Criminal defense Outcome: Not Guilty Description: Client was arrested for domestic assault in Cumberland, RI. Client maintained his innocence and did not want to plea. We took the case to trial, the complaining witness and an independent witness testified at trial. Client was fou... Read On

  • Not Guilty - Improper Storage of a Firearm and Possession of a Silencer (Felony)

    Practice Area: Criminal defense Outcome: Not Guilty Description: A police SWAT team executed a search warrant looking for my clients brother and stolen items, neither of which were at my clients house. The SWAT team asked my client and others in the house to come outside, and they complied. T... Read On

  • Not Guilty - Operating Under the Influence of Drugs

    Practice Area: Criminal defense Outcome: Not Guilty Description: Client was stopped at a checkpoint, roadblock in Massachusetts. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, the client was charged with operating under the influence of drugs. Client was adamant he was not under the influe... Read On

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