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Criminal Defense

Do You Need a Providence Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A criminal defense attorney provides legal representation when you have been charged with a crime. Whether the crime involves a traffic violation, DUI, theft, assault or other serious legal infractions, immediate and skillful legal assistance is vital. The penalties for criminal charges can be extremely serious – even in cases where you feel you have done nothing wrong. If you have been charged with a crime, you can lose driving privileges, pay steep fines and serve jail time. The impact on your personal freedom and future is immeasurable.

Under Rhode Island law, you have the right to represent yourself. However, your inexperience in the courtroom may lead to a harsher penalty than you might have received had you hired a lawyer.

At Gemma Law Associates, Inc., our criminal defense attorneys have represented citizens throughout the state of Rhode Island including Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence and Woonsocket for more than four decades. We work hard to protect the rights of our clients by taking the following steps:

  • Obtaining a personal bond if retained by arraignment.
  • Providing immediate case review.
  • Moving to suppress evidence.
  • Compelling the prosecutor to share vital information intended for use against you in court.
  • Preventing important evidence from being lost or suppressed, including 911 tapes, police dispatch tapes, vehicle information and other key documents.

If you have not yet been charged with a crime and the police want to talk with you, call Gemma Law Associates, Inc. first – never consent to an interview without an attorney present. Statements that may seem innocent can easily be used against you.

The Providence RI criminal defense attorneys at Gemma Law Associates, Inc., are experienced and knowledgeable. We have a comprehensive understanding of Rhode Island criminal law and we know how to apply relevant statutes on our clients’ behalf. Our first approach is to carefully review the facts and, whenever possible, argue for a dismissal. If the case cannot be dismissed, our skilled litigators are prepared to present an effective argument based on the best interests of our clients.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact Gemma Law Associates, Inc., toll free or submit an online contact form. We’ve been helping clients in Rhode Island for more than 45 years – and we can help you.


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