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RI Criminal Defense Lawyers: Arrested in Rhode Island – Part 4

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

The Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates represent clients for all crimes throughout the state. Our experienced and successful attorneys are prepared to vigorously defend you or your family member today. This is Part 4 of our criminal defense blog series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) about your rights during an… Read More »

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Criminal Defense Lawyer: Resisting Arrest in Rhode Island

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you’ve been charged with Resisting Arrest in Rhode Island, please contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately. It is crucial that we begin working on your defense soon after your arrest. Rhode Island’s Resisting Arrest Law states that it is “unlawful for any person to use force or any weapon in resisting a… Read More »

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RI Defense Attorneys: Obstructing a Police Officer

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

An increasingly common criminal charge in Rhode Island is Obstruction of a Police Officer. Rhode Island law on obstructing officer in execution of duty states, “Every person who shall obstruct any officer, civil, military, or otherwise, including any state, city, or town police, deputy sheriff, or fire fighter, while in the execution of his… Read More »

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RI Defense Attorneys: Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

One of the most common crimes in Rhode Island is Disorderly Conduct. While this may seem like a minor crime, a disorderly conduct arrest is something you must take very seriously. Allow our attorneys to defend you so that your arrest for disorderly conduct doesn’t affect your future. Disorderly Conduct, R.I. Gen. Law 11-45-1,… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Rhode Island

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Domestic violence has been a focus of Rhode Island legislators in recent years with the passing of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Punishments have been significantly strengthened and prosecutors are taking domestic violence cases extremely seriously (and rightfully so). This may be in part to the unfortunate frequency that we see domestic violence in… Read More »

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A Review of the Ray Rice Prosecution | Domestic Violence Attorney RI

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Crimes involving domestic violence are handled very seriously by Rhode Island prosecutors. For that reason, you need an experienced RI domestic violence attorney to protect your rights. But what punishments does a defendant charged with domestic violence face? In recent days, and in light of the player Ray Rice has been heavily scrutinized. In… Read More »

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Batterers Intervention Programs | RI Criminal Defense Attorney

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

In recent years, the Rhode Island legislature has strengthened its position on domestic violence. Punishments have been stiffened and these cases are handled extremely seriously by prosecutors and judges. Notably, a significant amount of prosecutorial and judicial discretion has been taken away, requiring judges to impose strict penalties in cases of domestic violence in RI. For example,… Read More »

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Is parental discipline a crime? | RI Criminal Defense Attorney

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

This weekend, the Adrian Peterson child abuse scandal shocked the sports world. With it came discussion of race and culture in the context of disciplining one’s children. However, the law isn’t written to distinguish between races. The law distinguishes between right and wrong. So what is legal parental discipline under Rhode Island law? Rhode Island… Read More »

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Oscar Pistorius Verdict – Legal Analysis | RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Early this morning, a South African judge ruled that now infamous track star Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of premeditated murder. However, Judge Thokozile Masipa reserved her verdict on the lesser included offense of “culpable homicide” until tomorrow. While the judge was applying South African law, the equivalent of this offense in Rhode Island is… Read More »

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