Highly Successful Rhode Island Defense Lawyers
Have you been charged with a misdemeanor in Rhode Island? You are not alone. We recognize how confusing it can be for our clients to understand exactly what they have been charged with and they penalties they are facing. Our Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers can provide you with the aggressive, skilled and experienced representation you need to protect your future.
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Understanding Your Charges
In Rhode Island, there are three basic categories of criminal offenses. These three offenses are commonly known as a felony, a misdemeanor and a petty misdemeanor. Although misdemeanors are considered less serious than a felony charge, it still carries significant consequences both criminally and personally and should not be taken lightly.
A petty misdemeanor is considered to be a minor offense and carries a punishment of up to six (6) months in jail, a $500 fine, or both. Examples of petty misdemeanors include:
Crimes that are commonly charged as misdemeanors include:
It is important to note that some crimes may be increased to a felony under certain circumstances, so it is essential to have an open and honest conversation with an attorney who can help you understand the nature of your alleged crime and what type of punishment you could be facing.
Building Your Defense
Our trusted attorneys will be your bridge to justice. With a reputation for aggressive, passionate and skilled representation, you can trust your case with our firm. We make sure to keep our clients informed about their rights and options throughout the process and remain available 24/7 to address any concerns. Let our knowledgeable legal professionals go to work for you.
Visit our Rhode Island offices in Warren and Providence, or contact us by phone at (401) 245-5100 to get started.