RI Criminal Defense Blog

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

August 18th, 2019|

Date: 12-17-14 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 [...]

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 [...]

CHARGE: DUI (3rd Offense)

July 6th, 2019|

CHARGE: DUI (3rd Offense) FACTS: Client was involved in a car accident and subsequently charged with DUI, his 3rd offense in the last 8 years. Client should have been subjected to a felony and up to a 2-year loss of license. RESULTS: 90 day loss of license, $100 fine, No [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 for marijuana use. There [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]