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Criminal charges can impact your life for years to come, which is why securing a strong defense attorney early on in the criminal process is crucial. Abilheira Law, LLC understands what you are going through and is here to provide qualified and aggressive legal representation. Retain our representation to safeguard your future and freedom.

Our attorneys are familiar with the constantly changing legal landscape in our state. As such, we frequently adjust our legal strategies to ensure that we are developing the strongest possible defense strategies for our clients. We care about protecting your reputation and work hard to provide one-on-one attention and support. When you come to our firm, you can be confident you will receive the comprehensive legal representation you need.

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Providing Aggressive & Reliable Defense

Sitting in jailAt Abilheira Law, LLC, we know how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to face criminal charges. With a practice committed to meeting the needs of our clients, the aggressive and skilled attorneys at Abilheira Law have the expertise to handle criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor assault charge or a felony sexual assault, our firm is here to help.

We take on a broad range of criminal charges including:

What Happens After An Arrest in Rhode Island?

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to understand your criminal charges and how your case will move through the court system. With years of criminal law experience, our lawyers can explain to you in detail what to expect as your case progresses from arrest to resolution.

Arrest and processing 
When an officer suspects you have committed a crime, he will arrest you and bring you to the police department.  While there, you will be booked and processed.  The arresting officer will obtain information like your name, address, and date of birth, and will take your fingerprints and photos. Depending on your charge, you may be held without bail or released by a justice of the peace with a court summons.

Will my case be handled in District or Superior Court?

Depending on what you have been charged with, your case will end up in District Court or Superior Court. Misdemeanors are handled in District Court while felony cases are handled in Superior Court. Misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Examples of misdemeanors in Rhode Island include:

  • DUI
  • Assault and battery
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest
  • Shoplifting
  • Domestic violence crimes

Felony charges are considered more serious than misdemeanors and carry harsher penalties including fines of well over $1,000 and the possibility of up to life in prison. Examples of felony crimes include:

  • Drug Offenses
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Pornography

No matter what type of crime you may be charged with, it is incredibly important to get legal advice. Our legal team has helped countless Rhode Islander’s fight their criminal charges. Our attorneys will protect not only your freedom but also your future and your reputation.

What county will my case be handled in?

In Rhode Island, there are four counties: Newport County, Providence/Bristol County, Washington County, and Kent County. Depending on what city or town you were arrested in, you will be required to appear in one of the county courts listed above.

Start Building Your Customized Defense Today

Our practice is committed to meeting the needs of our clients.  To achieve this goal, we are tirelessly refining our legal strategies to ensure that we are developing the strongest possible defense for our clients. We care about protecting your name and your freedom and work hard to provide one-on-one attention and support. When you come to our firm, you can be confident you will receive the comprehensive legal representation you need.

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We are your bridge to justice. If you are ready to have aggressive and experienced attorneys working hard on your behalf, we encourage you to call our firm right away. We are passionate about helping our clients and strive to achieve successful results in each of their cases. We have two convenient office locations in Providence and Warren, making Abilheira Law, LLC accessible to clients throughout Rhode Island. We look forward to hearing from you.

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