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Newport Rhode Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade Leads to Arrests

Each year, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Newport, Rhode Island brings thousands into town to celebrate the Irish holiday. In past years, heavy drinking before, during, and after the parade has led to hundreds of arrests. In 2015 alone, eleven individuals were arrested for DUI while 57 others were arrested for various alcohol related offenses, disorderly conduct, resisting...

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Rhode Island Prostitution Sting Nets 13

On January 29, Cranston, Rhode Island Police Detectives orchestrated a sting operation targeting the “demand side” of prostitution. Posing as prostitutes, Detectives placed an advertisement on backpage.com, a website known for promoting escort services. During the course of the investigation, Detectives arrested and charged thirteen men from Rhode Island and Massachusetts with procurement of sex for a fee. Over...

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RI Police Announce Increased Enforcement over Thanksgiving Weekend

Each year, Thanksgiving weekend proves to be one of busiest weekends for travel and traffic, which leads to high rates of moving violation citations and DUI arrests. The Rhode Island State Police issued a press release this morning announcing that they will be adding additional enforcement to their normal patrol efforts throughout the holiday weekend. State troopers will be...

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Arrested in Rhode Island? Know Your Rights!

Arrests happen. How you handle yourself following your arrest can have a tremendous impact on your criminal case. For many, being arrested is the first time they have ever been exposed to our criminal justice system and the experience is shocking. Having a basic understanding of your rights can protect you from police officers and detectives eager to gather...

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Stopped By The Police? Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights At one point or another, we have all been stopped by the police. Whether it was in high school as you ran out the back door of a house party or on the highway as you roared past the slow guy in the high speed lane, interacting with the police is a part of everyday life....

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