Phone and I said yes. They put me in handcuffs and took me to the station without ever reading me my rights. Is my statement I made in my house admissible in court?
answered on Jul 24, 2022
The answer is most like yes, your statement is admissible. The police will argue that you were not in custody at the time you made the statement. Miranda warnings (rights, as you call them) are only required to be administered when you are not free to leave and the police question you. You need... Read more »
answered on Jul 23, 2022
This is a very bad idea. It will be interpreted as an attempt to connect with her, in violation of the order. Maybe you could argue that is not your intent, but I highly doubt that a judge will believe you. Don’t do it.
answered on May 18, 2022
Depends on the circumstances in which you “helped.” It’s not automatic, but gun offenses are treated harshly in Rhode Island. You need to speak directly and privately with an attorney.
15 years ago.
answered on Mar 2, 2022
Felons cannot possess a firearm. I am not sure what you mean by ‘non lethal.’ A baseball bat can be lethal, but there is no law against possessing one. Knives are also lethal, but you can possess one in most circumstances. Maybe you should consult a lawyer in private, and be more specific... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2022
If you have not been charged, there is nothing to prove. The burden is always on the state to prove guilt. But that is not the end of the inquiry. If you think police are considering charging you, but believe you have evidence that will help convince them that charges are not warranted, you need... Read more »
I'm under the impression that the only time one is required to give ID during a traffic stop is if you're the driver, OR if the police officer has a reasonable, articulable suspicion that you've committed a crime, or are in the process of committing a crime.
answered on Feb 19, 2022
In general you are correct. But an officer doesn’t have to furnish you with a reason when he/she/they ask for your ID. Whether the officer has an articulable suspicion is usually evaluated after the fact by a judge or jury. Nothing prevents you from asking why the officer wants ID. But use... Read more »
answered on Oct 27, 2020
It might be. But it’s the details that matter. You need to speak to a lawyer. Call one.
Long story short my boyfriends grandmother was harassing and yelling at him to pick up two small stones of concrete. He told her to stop giving an attitude or he was not going to do so. She continued to follow him around the yard, as he opened my car door she then pulled my door back, pushed him... Read more »
answered on Sep 30, 2020
Domestic charges are serious and potentially a felony depending on the grandmother’s age. Your boyfriend needs a lawyer. It may be possible to get the charges dropped, but there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer. Please contact and retain an attorney. Don’t try to do this alone. I hope... Read more »
A prior will has been submitted with different executor. The other nominee has already stolen all property and is trying to sell a house under beneficiary's nose and keep everything. Is this a crime or it it a civil issue?
answered on Sep 28, 2020
This is a trusts and estates issue. It may be civil in nature, but if you are alleging theft, there may be a criminal element to it. You should find a civil litigator who has experience or knowledge about contesting a will or challenging the distribution of assets from an estate. From the way... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2020
They know because of a complaint, or a text message, or an email, or because of a witness.... or many other reasons. There is no one answer. If you say there is a violation, that may be enough. If there is a voicemail, the police will want to listen to it. If you have a restraining order... Read more »
I have nothing on my record that I know of that would prevent me from getting a handgun. Only thing I can think of is I have my medical marijuana card issued to me by the state.
**sorry I don’t know how to reply to your message. I haven’t been able to get a hold of Pawtucket BCI yet but... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2020
Well, there must be a reason for the denial. Did you ask? Have you had a BCI check run with the Department of Attorney General or a police department? I believe the governor has extended the waiting period for gun purchases. I suggest that you directly inquire why your request was denied. If... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2020
You should call and meet with a lawyer. This is not something you should blindly inquire about online. You will want an experienced criminal lawyer.
I would like to hire an attorney but I am looking at being fired because I have had to miss so much time at work to go to court. I have not one thing on my record and have had 2 restraining orders on him in the past. I dont understand how they cannot see that I was not the aggressor.
answered on Mar 10, 2020
You are right-- you need an attorney. I understand why you feel the way that you do. But the fact is you have been charged. The police are often trained to look at the people involved in a domestic dispute. When there is visible evidence of injury, the police are required to charge someone.... Read more »
If I regret my decision to call the cops and believe I have no evidence against the defendant who wants to take it to trial what is the smoothest way for me to have the case dismissed? I just want it to be over and not backfire on me.
answered on Feb 16, 2020
The victim cannot dismiss a charge. The victim can communicate, however, that he/she does not wish to go forward. That may lead to a dismissal, depending on the facts. You should discuss this matter with a lawyer before you do anything in order to avoid any issues.
So I was 8 months pregnant when my boyfriend hit me because we had just broke up. He made me so emotional because I was at the end of my pregnancy and he left me for someone else. But after he hit me I called the cops and they arrived 5 minutes later. But he was not at the scene. The police decided... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2020
Don’t lie for him. The felony on his record is not your fault. It’s not your job to ‘get it off his record.’ You could benefit from some private legal consultation. Even if you are now on good terms, there is no real excuse for striking a woman, much less one who is 8 months pregnant.
Is there a Ruke I can file under motion to stay the first dismissal as the case was charged as a felony and it should have been civil as their was no criminal intent.
answered on Sep 10, 2019
Yes, in many cases you can be charged again after the original complaint was dismissed. As long as the statute of limitations has not run, the charges can be brought again. You should hire an experienced lawyer to respond and defend you. Good luck.
I have a clean record and need this expunged
answered on Sep 8, 2019
I am sorry for your situation. Domestic crimes are viewed very cautiously by judges and prosecutors. The penalties are more severe, usually requiring batterers intervention classes for six months. Domestic cases are also harder to seal or expunge, and the wait before expungement is longer. It... Read more »
My bf is being charged with B&E after a dumb argument we had in my apartment. He isn’t technically on my lease, but he does pretty much live with me. He is asking me to write in his name on the lease I do have, without telling the landlord. Is this illegal? If I do do this( will they contact... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2019
You are smart to ask this question, and your boyfriend's attempt to "fix" the lease is, to be charitable, very foolish. Don't do it. If this case was charged as a domestic B and E, you should not even be in contact with your boyfriend unless and until the no contact order is... Read more »
I had a bad argument with my boyfriend while drunk one night, which resulted in me telling him to leave and calling the police. He has been charged with B&E, however he is on my rental lease. He can not afford a lawyer at this time, so he has decided to go with a public defender. He had court... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2019
Cooperate with the attorney. Public defenders do a terrific job, and should follow through with their own investigation. The Rhode Island public defender has its own investigators. You can also communicate to the Attorney General that you do not wish to go forward with any complaint against your... Read more »
She has lived here for a year and 8 months.
answered on Sep 1, 2019
This really is not a civil rights question. But if the house is yours, and she has no ownership interest such as a lease has paid rent, you can probably get a trespass order from the police. Be careful about what you’re doing here. Your sister is still going to be your sister.
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