Pawtucket, RI asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island

Q: Given these charges in providence ri superior court, what is the best possible deal the defendant might receive ?

Assault With Intent to Commit Specified Felonies

Felony Assault and/or Battery

Using a Firearm When Committing a Crime of Violence - 1st Offense

Discharge Firearm When Committing a Crime of Violence - Injury to Other

Carry Pistol or Revolver Without License or Permit

Firing in a Compact Area

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In a case involving multiple serious charges like these in Providence, RI, the best possible deal greatly depends on various factors, including the specifics of the case, the defendant's criminal history, and the quality of the defense.

For such serious offenses, particularly those involving firearms, the prosecution is likely to seek significant penalties. However, plea negotiations might lead to reduced charges or a lighter sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. This often depends on the strength of the evidence against the defendant and other mitigating factors.

A plea deal might include dropping some charges, reducing felony charges to lesser offenses, or recommending a lighter sentence than the maximum allowed. However, given the nature of these charges, any plea deal would likely still involve incarceration, especially for the firearm-related offenses.

It’s important for the defendant to have an experienced attorney who can negotiate effectively with the prosecutor and present mitigating factors in the best light. Each case is unique, and a skilled attorney can assess the specific circumstances and evidence to work towards the most favorable outcome under the law.

Prompt legal consultation is crucial in such situations. An attorney can provide guidance on the complexities of the case and help navigate the legal system to protect the defendant's rights.

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