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DUI Blood Tests in RI – Providence DUI Lawyer Chad F Bank

November 13th, 2020|

RI DUI Blood Test Defense Lawyer There’s a lot to know about RI DUI blood tests. A police officer uses the test to see if a driver was too intoxicated to drive. A DUI blood test will also tell what drugs if any are in a person’s system. The police [...]

Need a Providence Drunk Driving Lawyer?

November 12th, 2020|

Providence Drunk Driving Lawyer Rhode Island has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation – even a first-time arrest and conviction for drunk driving can lead to serious penalties, including jail time, license suspension, and heavy fines. That’s why you need an experienced Providence drunk driving lawyer [...]

Helping Your Case During an RI DUI Stop

February 11th, 2020|

Whether you drank one drink or ten, you might find yourself pulled over at a RI DUI stop. Staying calm is difficult to do when you think you might get a DUI. Fortunately, there are a few things that may help you through the situation. These tips can help your [...]

RI Criminal Defense Attorney Misdemeanor 101: Misdemeanor vs Felony

August 1st, 2019|

RI Criminal Defense Attorney Misdemeanor Breakdown When developing a case, an RI Criminal Defense Attorney is going to take many steps in the courtroom process to identify your best chance of defense. The first step of this process is recognizing whether you have in fact committed a crime and what [...]

5 Ways Peer Pressure Influences Drinking and Driving

July 1st, 2019|

At this point, everyone is aware that drinking and driving are both very dangerous and very likely to lead to an arrest. So why do rates of drinking and driving continue to be high in all states and with all demographics? The answer is complicated, but it has a lot [...]

Boating Under the Influence in Rhode Island

May 5th, 2019|

Drinking and a day on the water often go hand in hand. However, you may not know that the same rules apply to boating under the influence (BUI) as they do to driving under the influence. Rhode Island officials are going to start cracking down on boaters who decide to [...]

Chad Bank Can Help You Avoid a DUI Conviction

April 10th, 2019|

Getting arrested for DUI in Rhode Island can be devastating. However, the most important thing you want to remember when you get arrested is that you want to avoid a DUI conviction, no matter what the cost. Failure to avoid a DUI conviction can lead to extensive fines, license suspensions, [...]

Decriminalizing Drugs: A Divisive Issue

March 3rd, 2019|

Decriminalizing drugs is a topic of a lot of discussions, with the United Nations backing it. But, what does that mean for our country? Ours is different from the others that have seen much better progress in that area than we have. Will it work here? While there are many [...]

Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney

January 6th, 2019|

Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney Domestic violence is a felony crime in Rhode Island, and getting arrested for it can lead to severe penalties, including jail time. If you’ve been charged with this crime, you need to contact Chad Bank, the Rhode Island domestic violence attorney that residents have been [...]

Rhode Island Criminal Defense: How To Choose

January 1st, 2019|

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Whether you have been arrested for shoplifting or drug trafficking the most important thing you have to think about is your defense. When you face charges having the best Rhode Island Criminal Defense you can get is crucial to making sure that you leave the court [...]

Rhode Island Assault Attorney

December 21st, 2018|

Rhode Island Assault Attorney Chad Bank What may seem like a small charge of Assault in Rhode Island can have a ripple effect of issues in your life. Rhode Island takes assault very seriously, and if you are accused of a simple misdemeanor assault, you can face many penalties including [...]

College Crimes Explained by a College Criminal Defense Lawyer

December 5th, 2018|

College Criminal Defense Lawyer - Chad F. Bank College is a time when young people get their first true taste of independence. That is liberating and exciting for a lot of reasons, but it can also have a dark side. When you put thousands of young people in the same [...]

University of Rhode Island DUI Penalties

October 9th, 2018|

When you think of the top party schools in America, the usual answers are University of Arizona, Florida State University, and the University of South California just to name a few. One school that usually never makes a list is the University of Rhode Island. The University of Rhode Island [...]

Marijuana DUI and Roadside Testing

September 26th, 2018|

The legalization of marijuana is changing the US. While some of those changes are for the better, some are for the worse. Legalized marijuana means that there are more people driving under the influence of marijuana. However, the police are having a hard time issuing DUIs [...]

What Constitutes Kidnapping Charges?

August 24th, 2018|

Do you have kidnapping charges against you in Rhode Island? These occurrences are often found in the confusion of custody battles between parents. The complexity surrounding these very sensitive circumstances can sometimes lead to criminal charges. At The Law Office of Chad F Bank, we believe that everyone should be [...]

False Domestic Violence Allegations are More Common Than You Think

February 7th, 2018|

We should never take domestic violence lightly. However, there are countless cases every year that involve false domestic violence allegations. Some people go as far as using false domestic violence allegations to increase their odds of winning a divorce battle. Today we are going to take a look at the [...]

Harvey Weinstein: Leverage or Nothing

December 27th, 2017|

Harvey Weinstein is in some serious trouble. If you pay any attention to the news, then you know that Weinstein faces many allegations of sexual assault and harassment. But there's one thing that the news doesn't say - whether or not any of the accusers have a case. With no [...]

Social Security Disability: Common Problems

December 19th, 2017|

The Social Security Disability Insurance program in the United States provides financial assistance to disabled individuals who are unable to work to earn a living and support themselves or their families. Each year the Social Security Administration denies approximately 70% of the social security disability claims that it receives. Applicants who [...]

How Often Do People Slip and Fall on Winter Ice?

December 11th, 2017|

The winter brings with it cold temperatures, ice, and snow. Unfortunately, these conditions are ideal for slip and fall accidents. In the best of conditions, slipping and falling can occur. Find out how winter can worsen your odds of an accident. How Frequently Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur? Slip [...]

Finding Money On the Street – Is that Petty Larceny?

November 20th, 2017|

You might daydream about finding an envelope full of money on the street. However, what would you do if it actually happened to you? Finding money on the street could seem like a blessing. In reality though, it might be a curse. Many people agonize over what to do with [...]

The History of False Rape Convictions

November 3rd, 2017|

At times, our criminal justice system fails innocent individuals. In the past, there were frequent cases of false rape convictions. Although false convictions today are less frequent, they still occur. Learn about the history of false convictions for rape and why they still happen. A Glimpse in the Past Decades [...]