Pawtucket, RI asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island

Q: My roommate and I both got charged with domestic assault. What is the best way to plead in court so I dont loose my job?

I have a clean record and need this expunged

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

A: 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 is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the system. Don’t try to do this by yourself. Call a lawyer and focus on getting the best result. Good luck to you.

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