Pawtucket, RI asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island

Q: never been in any legal problems but now the police press charges for a small. Stab wound am i going to a felonyforthis?

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Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: It could be a felony. The fact you have ‘never been in trouble’ before is relevant at sentencing, but not in the decision to charge you. You need to have a private discussion with a lawyer who you retain to defend you and explore ways to defeat the charge or mitigate any punishment. I hope my answer helps. Good luck.

Neville Bedford agrees with this answer

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
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  • PROVIDENCE, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Attorney Briody has given you some good advice. Hire an attorney soonest if you can and do not discuss the case on the internet.

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