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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting Clients’ Rights

The Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody serves individuals facing criminal charges in Providence, Rhode Island and the surrounding communities.

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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Individuals Against Allegations of State and Federal Crimes

If you have been accused of a criminal offense in Rhode Island, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to answer many important questions you may not know to ask. You may also carry deep anxiety regarding your legal strategy and your future. At the Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody in Providence, I am prepared to provide you with the tough, focused legal support you need during a difficult and uncertain time.

For 30 years, I have vigorously defended individuals throughout Rhode Island who face charges of drunk driving, illegal drug-related activity, white-collar crimes such as embezzlement and tax evasion, and numerous other violations of state or federal criminal law. The earlier you consult an attorney experienced in these matters, the more opportunities you may have to reduce the negative impact on various facets of your life.

In my role as a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in Rhode Island, I work tirelessly toward ensuring the protection of your constitutional rights and seeking a successful resolution of your case.

Providing Aggressive Representation for Criminal Charges in Rhode Island

I assist my criminal defense clients in Rhode Island with the following types of issues, allegations, or charges:

Call me today at The Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody to discuss your legal issue immediately so we can determine your strategy to minimize the negative impact on your life and your future.

Mitigating Consequences of a Criminal Charge or Allegation in Rhode Island

By hiring me as your criminal defense attorney, we can seek to minimize the negative consequences of the criminal allegations against you. These can often include fines, jail time, and a criminal record. Additional negative social consequences of having a criminal record may include harm to your reputation, loss of trust among your peers, loss of career opportunities, and loss of your employment. Criminal allegations or convictions can make it more difficult for you to find a job or a suitable place to live. These are things that many people without a criminal record often take for granted. There is a lot at stake when you are charged with a crime.

At The Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody, I can help you minimize the negative exposure and collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. Depending on the facts and the nature of your case, I also can help to negotiate plea deals, reduction of charges, or alternative penalties that may allow you to avoid jail time, minimize your fines, or connect you to opportunities for your rehabilitation. I may be able to demonstrate that evidence is lacking or unreliable or that you acted unintentionally or in response to extenuating circumstances. I can represent you in court appearances and defend your fair and impartial treatment from court officials. I can help you to prepare for hearings, explaining the options that are available to you and the expectations that should be set.

With three decades of experience handling criminal defense cases for people in Rhode Island who have faced situations much like what you are facing, I am very familiar with the strategies that are effective under different circumstances. Contact me today to assess your case and devise a strategic plan to minimize the negative lifelong effects that such charges or convictions can have on your social status, reputation, and future prospects.

Understanding the Differences Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Rhode Island — And What It Means for Your Future

Rhode Island criminal charges are either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies typically carry harsher penalties, but both charges can result in fines, jail, and loss of civil liberties. There is also a social stigma associated with criminal charges. My goal is to prevent or minimize the negative effects of being accused of a criminal act.

Felonies are more serious and can lead to imprisonment for more than one year, while misdemeanors are less serious and carry a maximum penalty of one year of imprisonment and/or a fine. Felonies in Rhode Island can carry both legal and social consequences, including hefty fines, years of imprisonment, loss of certain rights, and difficulties securing future housing or employment.

Misdemeanors, on the other hand, may include offenses such as simple assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, and some DUI charges. While misdemeanors are significant crimes, the penalties for a conviction are less severe than those for a felony.

You may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed under certain circumstances. Not all felony charges in Rhode Island can be reduced to misdemeanors, but some drug offenses, theft charges, property crimes, and certain white-collar crimes may fall under this category. Every case is unique. The decision to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors rests solely with the discretion of the prosecuting attorney and judge. Call me today to discuss your case so we can begin work towards the possible reduction of your charges — potentially from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Dedicated Counselor Seeks to Reduce or Defeat DUI Charges

In Rhode Island, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is punishable by a combination of fines, jail time, community service, treatment programs, and license suspension. It may be treated as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, depending on the existence of previous DUI convictions. I am well-versed in state DUI law and in what to expect at each stage of the trial process.

My goal is to devise an advantageous defense strategy for your case and to help you avoid severe penalties, whether by challenging the stop or calling the test procedures into question. By employing these efforts, we can weaken the case against you, and this may lead to the reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Your ability to reliably travel to and from a place of employment is often threatened or revoked if you are facing DUI charges, and this alone can lead to disastrous financial consequences. Under some scenarios involving the refusal of a breathalyzer, the facts of your case may still allow you to retain your license for the limited purpose of driving to and from work. We can discuss the unique facts of your case to identify the right next steps for you.

Thomas G. Briody: An Innovative Lawyer Representing Defendants in State and Federal Criminal Cases

My firm provides thorough representation in connection with allegations of crimes under both state and federal law. I handle felony and misdemeanor charges for a wide range of offenses, including:

  • Drug Crimes — The manufacturing, possession, and distribution of certain drugs or controlled substances can be prosecuted in state or federal courts. Under Rhode Island law, drug crimes are punishable by community service and drug education program requirements, fines, and prison time. A conviction at the federal level may lead to steep fines and mandatory minimum sentences for the majority of crimes involving illegal drugs.
  • White-Collar Crimes — Nonviolent, financially-motivated offenses such as embezzlement, identity theft, fraud, and tax evasion are referred to as “white-collar crimes.” Depending on the specifics of the alleged crime, individuals may be charged under state or federal law, where they face potential fines, imprisonment, and mandated victim restitution.

I also handle many other types of criminal charges, including sex crimes and violent crimes, such as assault, homicide, and manslaughter — which can be prosecuted as federal crimes. I have successfully represented government officials and many other types of clients, securing non-jail dispositions, acquittal, or termination of investigations in various criminal proceedings.

If you face the possibility of a criminal charge or conviction, I am prepared to provide a thorough analysis of your case, take prompt action to protect your rights and utilize the strongest available defenses in your favor.

Delaying To Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Cost You Dearly

I urge you not to delay reaching out to an experienced criminal defense attorney if you fear that you may be under investigation. Taking prompt action can make a significant impact on your case. You need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney sooner rather than later, and I am here to help you now.

Whenever possible, you need to consult with a well-versed criminal defense lawyer before you are charged or arrested. This can make all the difference for your life prospects. Don’t let these challenges overwhelm you – take action and reach out to learn what your next steps should be. This is a delicate time when you may still be able to prevent various negative effects on your future.

Whether you anticipate you may soon be facing legal trouble or you have already been charged, I invite you to contact me today, and we can begin reviewing the specifics of your issue together as we plan a defense tailored to your case.

Promptly Contact Thomas G. Briody: An Innovative Rhode Island Lawyer Representing Defendants in State and Federal Criminal Cases

At the Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody in Providence, I defend and protect the rights of Rhode Island individuals who have been charged with violations of state and federal criminal law.

A strong advocate for your defense can provide guidance and direction while providing answers to the questions you may not know to ask. In contrast, hesitance to be proactive benefits the prosecution – to your detriment.

Instead of worrying about your case and allowing delays to reduce your options, you need to secure a knowledgeable guide to help you take informed, strategic action. We can assess your case now and identify opportunities to minimize the damage to your life. Call me now so we can prepare an aggressive defense of your rights and your future.

If you would like to discuss your options, call me today at (401) 751-5151 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.

Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody — Aggressive, Compassionate Defense

Why Choose the Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody?

You need help right now to improve your legal situation and put your life back together. Time is of the essence. We are here to guide you and advocate on your behalf. Move past the paralyzing anxiety and begin protecting your future. The sooner you reach out, the better we may be able to help you, so call the Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody in Providence, Rhode Island, today.

  • Aggressive, compassionate defense from an advocate who is deeply familiar with the intricacies of the legal system in Rhode Island
  • Strong and effective representation for both state and federal criminal allegations
  • Experience building on three decades of Rhode Island criminal defense cases
  • Personal, individualized direct handling of your case from a seasoned Rhode Island attorney
  • A strong record representing individuals accused of crimes, ranging from teenagers to high-ranking government officials
  • Creative tactics to preserve opportunities for your future and to clear your name
  • Peace of mind under pressure

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