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Credit Card Fraud Accusations

October 23rd, 2017|

With the advancement of technology, paying for things has become easier. However, with that convenience comes a security risk. It's also become easier for people to steal your credit card information. As a result, the courts take a strong stance against those who are facing credit card fraud charges.The crime [...]

Motor Vehicle Theft in Rhode Island: The Complete Guide

October 10th, 2017|

For every action, there is a consequence. And if your action is to steal a car, the consequence can be quite serious. In Rhode Island, motor vehicle theft comes with harsh penalties. Find out about all the different motor vehicle crimes, laws, and penalties in Rhode Island. How Common is [...]

What Is a Mandatory Minimum Sentence?

September 19th, 2017|

Knowing what a mandatory minimum sentence is can be beneficial in understanding how much trouble you might be in when you are facing criminal charges. But, what does that mean? What is a Mandatory Minimum Sentence? There are some sentences that require a minimum amount of time in prison or [...]

Can the Police Search Your House Without a Warrant?

September 11th, 2017|

If you watch enough crime dramas on television, you probably know that a search warrant is required for police to search your home. But, TV isn't always about real life, and sometimes it's just dramatic additions to an actual scenario. What your rights are and what you should do when [...]

Identity Theft is Rampant in the Digital Age

August 18th, 2017|

As our world relies more on technology, life gets a little easier. However, technology isn’t without its challenges. One of those challenges is identity theft. People put their personal details out on the internet. And it’s not difficult for someone with experience and bad intentions to steal those details. Find [...]

Your Criminal Defense Starts With You: Help Your Case

August 9th, 2017|

So, you were speeding through traffic and got pulled over by a police officer? Or maybe you neglected to put on your seatbelt and felt the full fury of Clickit-or-Ticket. It could be that you were just randomly pulled over for no fault of your own; in these instances, you [...]

The 4 Most Common Injuries From a Car Accident

July 21st, 2017|

Accidents are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. A high percentage of these are car crashes. Apart from the roughly 30,000 yearly car accident fatalities, another 1.6 million people suffer injuries. Some of the most common injuries from car crashes can be devastating and life-changing. Common Injuries [...]

How a RI Criminal Defense Shoplifting Attorney Can Help You

July 14th, 2017|

Fight against your shoplifting charge with a professional RI criminal defense shoplifting attorney. A shoplifting charge is a result of the last minute impulsive behavior. The person who shoplifts usually feels a sense of guilt and is remorseful about his/her action. If you're in that position and you've made a mistake, [...]

Celebrity DUI Stories: The Top 4

July 7th, 2017|

We can not help it. We all love to hear the stories of our favorite celebrities getting into trouble. One of the most familiar stories you see in the tabloids is "(insert celebrity's name here) arrested for DUI." Although some DUI stories are straight forward and not very exciting, there [...]

College Crime Statistics: Everything You Need to Know

May 21st, 2017|

Everyone wishes to have the time of their lives in college, but sometimes those times can get a little too rowdy. In college, you are just as likely to be arrested for a crime as you are elsewhere. People do not simply ignore your actions because you are in college, [...]

Juvenile Crime: The Statistics and What You Should Know

May 14th, 2017|

Juvenile Crime: The Facts The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention states that juvenile courts in the U.S. deal with almost 1.4 million cases involving minors under the age of 18 a year. Our juvenile crimes problem makes the United States the largest incarcerator of any developed country's youth population. [...]

A Few Facts About Cocaine Possession Charges in Rhode Island

April 21st, 2017|

Blow, snow, powder, yayo, nose candy... Get caught with it, and  'Trouble' is the only code word you'll need. Cocaine possession carries hefty penalties, and we'll break them down for you today. But first, a little history.Cocaine: A PrimerWith a story almost as old as civilization, cocaine has left an [...]

Men’s Child Custody Rights: 5 Things To Know

April 14th, 2017|

5 Things To Know Going Into Your Child Custody Battle How Men's Child Custody Rights Differ Going through a divorce is a challenging time. However, when a marriage quits working, and both parties are happier apart, it is the best choice. If a couple has children, staying together as two [...]

6 Fun Activities in Warwick RI

April 7th, 2017|

If you're looking for fun in Warwick, Rhode Island, you might not be sure where to start looking. But there are tons of activities, events, and restaurants in Warwick to keep you entertained. Check out these six activities that you don't want to miss. 1. Goddard Memorial State Park Rhode [...]

Public Defender vs Private Attorney: The Statistics in Criminal Defense

March 18th, 2017|

We have all seen a tv show in which a cop reads someone their Miranda Rights. The cop says that the accused has the right to an attorney and if they can not afford one, the state will pay for one for them. However, did you know that the probability of [...]

Selecting from Divorce Lawyers in RI – Where to Begin?

February 21st, 2017|

If you are considering divorce or actively taking steps to initiate one, your first action needs to be partnering with a lawyer. But as you will soon discover, some options at your disposal make selecting from RI divorce lawyers is a major hurdle. And considering how much is at stake [...]

Rhode Island Truck Accident

February 13th, 2017|

The consequences of a Rhode Island truck accident can be significant and severe. Your vehicle has likely experienced substantial damage. And you may have suffered from injuries that will create pain and frustration for you, whether temporarily or permanently. The fallout of a Rhode Island truck accident is even worse [...]

What’s the Legal Drinking Limit in Rhode Island?

February 1st, 2017|

Have you ever wondered what the legal drinking limit in Rhode Island is for a DUI? In Rhode Island, you will be charged with a DUI or DWI if you are suspected or proven to have a Blood Alcohol Content or BAC of over .08%. You can also be arrested [...]

Repeat DUI Offenses: What Can Happen To You?

January 13th, 2017|

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Rhode Island, and if you’ve been arrested – or, worse, convicted – of the crime more than one time, you could be facing serious penalties, including extensive fines, license suspensions, mandatory drug and/or alcohol treatment, and even jail time! That’s [...]

Advice from a Rhode Island DUI Lawyer

November 2nd, 2016|

Rhode Island DUI Lawyer - Chad Bank If you have never been arrested for a DUI before, you’re probably unaware how complicated the process is. A DUI is a serious charge in the state of Rhode Island, and the penalties can be swift and severe. That catches a lot of [...]