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Know Your Rights! Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent

Posted by Ken Barrett | Feb 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Understanding your rights is essential to building a strong foundation for your defense, should you be charged with a crime. One of the most fundamental rights we have as citizens of the United States is the right to remain silent. While most people can recite the Miranda warning off the top of t...

An Introduction to Rhode Island Drug Laws

Posted by Ken Barrett | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Rhode Island, there are several drug laws that may impact the citizens of the state. Understanding possession, constructive possession, and possession with intent to sell drugs is perhaps more complicated than the average person thinks. Possession of Drugs Possession of drugs is probably the...

Understanding Rhode Island DUI Laws

Posted by Ken Barrett | Feb 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Rhode Island, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or liquor, pursuant to Rhode Island Statute §31 – 27 – 2. There are several ways one might be guilty of DUI. Understanding the three ways one can commit the crime of driving under the influence may make the offense less li...

Understanding No Contact Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

Posted by Ken Barrett | Feb 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Rhode Island, domestic violence charges come with short-term consequences, and domestic violence convictions come with long-term consequences. One immediate consequence of domestic violence crimes in Rhode Island is the issuance of a No Contact Order. Understanding domestic violence charges an...

Understanding Rhode Island Law Regarding Search Warrants

Posted by Ken Barrett | Jan 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Back in Colonial times, the British would sometime exercise “general warrants” where they searched houses in the U.S. These intrusive searches were viewed as unlawful and were one factor that contributed to the Revolutionary War efforts. In the U.S. Constitution, this protection was addressed in ...

Rhode Island Is Adding New Gun Provisions

Posted by Ken Barrett | Jan 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rhode Island legislature is again looking to tighten the already restrictive state laws regarding firearms. This involves using “bump stocks,” which attach to semi-automatic firearms that can increase the firing rate close to that of fully automatic weapons. The rifles standard stock is repl...

Felony Driving Under the Influence in Rhode Island

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Drivers operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% are guilty of DUI. Although, the state does not permit “sobriety checkpoints”, law enforcement is preparing for aggressive enforcement in 2018. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates show 30% ...

What is “White Collar” Crime?

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Certain categories of criminal activity are referred to as “white collar” crimes. They tend to use technology, deceit, or false documentation as tools rather than fear or violence in committing offenses such as financially-related crimes, acts of corruption, or bribery. The widespread adoption of...

Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rhode Island

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Institute of Drug Abuse explains opioids are a class composed of both legal and illegal drugs. Common legal prescription pain relief opioids include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and others. In the last 30 years, a synthetic opioid named fentanyl, used in ane...

New Rhode Island Law Prohibits Gun Possession

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

As of October 30, 2017, in Rhode Island, if you are convicted of domestic violence, you stand to lose more than time in jail, you could lose your Second Amendment right. The Protect Rhode Island Families Act was recently passed by the General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Raimondo....

What Happens to Your Car Insurance When You Get a DUI

Posted by Ken Barrett | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Getting a DUI is always a scary experience. Its a serious offense that will leave you facing various hefty penalties, including expensive fines and even time in jail. However, one consequence for being charged with a DUI that many forget about right off the bat is what these charges will do to y...

Got a DUI for Marijuana? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted by Ken Barrett | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

With many states across the country making the decision to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, theres been an increase in the number of people using the substance and carrying it on their person. Whats important to note is that every state has different laws for marijuana possession a...

What to Do Immediately After a DUI

Posted by Ken Barrett | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being charged with a DUI is a scary situation for anyone to be in, whether its your first offense or youve been in the situation before. There are likely a million thoughts running through your mind after the traffic stop, such as what you should do next and what your options are. Thats unders...

5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Ken Barrett | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

No matter what kind of criminal charges youre facing, you are going to be up against some pretty hefty consequences. These types of crimes can leave you with exorbitant fines and even time spent in jail. Not to mention, a criminal charge will show up on your public record, potentially making it ...

What is an Insanity Defense in a Criminal Defense Case?

Posted by Ken Barrett | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

By now, youve probably heard about someone “pleading insanity” in a criminal defense case, but have you ever wondered what that actually means? With most states in the country having at least one version of an insanity defense, it often becomes even more confusing to figure out how it all works....

What Not to Do If You’re Arrested

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Theres no doubt that being arrested for any kind of crime can be a very scary situation. Most likely, you arent sure whats going to happen next or what you should even do at a time like this. The good news is, you dont have to panic or feel intimidated by being in the police station, surround...

What’s the Difference Between a DUI and a DWI?

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Youve likely heard of both a DUI and a DWI, but do you know the difference between the two? “DUI” is an acronym that stands for driving under the influence. “DWI” stands for driving while intoxicated or impaired. Many states use both of these terms and in some cases, a DWI will strictly refer to...

How Long Does it Take to Expunge a Case?

Posted by Ken Barrett | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you are arrested and charged with a crime, the details of the case are put online for all the world to see. A quick search online by anyone (e.g. family, friends, co-workers) will reveal any crime you have been charged with, as your public record is free for anyone to view. Having that infor...

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