RI Criminal Defense Blog

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Possession of Firearm without a License: Not Guilty After Jury Trial

September 27th, 2019|

Charge: Possession of Firearm without a License. Facts: Client is a passenger in a car with 2 other individuals when the car does not stop at a stop sign. Car is stopped by the police and subsequently searched. Police find a stolen Firearm protruding from under the front passenger seat [...]

DUI: Charge Amended to Reckless Driving – No Loss of license

September 12th, 2019|

Charge: DUI Facts: My client was speeding and pulled over by the Providence Police. The officer states that he could smell alcohol emanating from my clients breath, he had blood shot and water eyes and slurred speak. My client admits to drinking and is asked to take the field sobriety [...]

Possession of Firearm without a license

August 12th, 2019|

Charge: Possession of Firearm without a license Facts: My client was walking down the street with his friend when the Providence Police Gang Unit pulls up and sees a black firearm protruding from the pocket of my clients friends pocket. The co- Defendant flees and hides the gun in a [...]

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 [...]

DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal: Amended to Reckless Driving, No Loss of License

July 12th, 2019|

Date: 12-17-18 Charge: DUI and Refusal Facts: Client was driving home late after a night of bar hopping. The Police stop my client for driving erratically. Police approach the car and smell alcohol permeating from my client's breath and his eyes are bloodshot and watery. Police ask client where he [...]

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 [...]

Assault on Police Officer, Escape from Custody, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction.

June 12th, 2019|

CHARGE: Assault on Police Officer, Escape from Custody, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction. Facts: Client is at a bar and is asked to leave due to being heavily intoxicated and acting in a threatening manner towards patrons and staff. Client won’t leave and has to be forcibly removed from [...]

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, [...]

Need a Providence Drunk Driving Lawyer?

January 15th, 2019|

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 having an experienced Providence drunk driving lawyer like Chad Bank, Esq., on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]