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Stefanie Murphy's experience as a prosecutor allows her to build strong cases knowing the procedures and strategies of how the authorities will prosecute your case.
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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with a crime in Rhode Island? If so, the Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy can help you! If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, or if you believe an arrest may be imminent – contact Stefanie Murphy right away. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer before your case escalates can mean the difference in fines, jail time, probation and more. Battling for your freedom should not be a gamble – Stefanie Murphy knows what it takes to represent you and prove your innocence.
Stefanie A. Murphy gives every client she represents the focused individual attention that yields results.
Criminal Charges Can Create Chaos in Your Life
Being accused of a crime can be terrifying, stressful, and humiliating. It can have lasting effects on your family, your career, your immigration status, and your standing in the community. You may feel hopeless, embarrassed, and concerned for your reputation. But you are not alone. In the United States, nearly a third of the population has had a brush with the law at some point.
Every criminal charge is different with its own unique set of circumstances. Using an in-depth knowledge of Rhode Island’s criminal statutes, years of experience in the state’s criminal courts, and the ability to take a fresh look at every case she takes on, Stefanie will develop an aggressive, creative, and targeted defense strategy, focused on the specific facts of your case and your individual needs.
Fighting Criminal Defense Cases
A client calls a criminal defense attorney after being arrested or after they believe they may be arrested (some clients call after they have already gone to court). Stefanie Murphy will take the time to speak or meet with you and determine whether it’s a good match. She will take the time to learn all about you as a person as well as your case.
After signing on, the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy will get all the reports, photos, videos and everything else she needs to learn about the case and prepare for defense in court. After thoroughly reviewing all the discovery, Stefanie will file motions on your behalf to dismiss the case and/or suppress evidence against you. What this does is limit any evidence that can be used against you.
Examples of Motion to Dismiss:
- No Probable Cause
- No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
- Improper Search
Examples of Motions to Suppress are motions so suppress evidence, statements, witnesses, etc. Some of these motions will go to hearings where there is the opportunity to get the charges dismissed and/or evidence suppressed. Throughout the motions and the court appearances, the Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers at Law Offices of Stefanie A Murphy will keep fighting for what you want whether its a dismissal or an amendment.
As a former prosecutor, Stefanie knows what to expect at every stage of the legal process. She will quickly identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and determine how to use them to produce a positive outcome for you. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the standard of proof in a criminal case is a high one: beyond a reasonable doubt. It is her job to use the evidence, or lack thereof, to create that doubt―a job she takes very seriously and performs effectively.
If the evidence is particularly weak, she can sometimes persuade the prosecutor not to file charges at all, or if charges have already been filed, to reduce them or drop them entirely; or she may be able to negotiate participation in a diversion program that will prevent you from having a criminal record. If it is in your best interest to take your case to trial, Stefanie has the courtroom skills and persuasive manner to gain the trust of the jury, an important characteristic when your future is hanging in the balance and you need an acquittal.
Get the Legal Help You Need Now
For the respect you deserve, along with the full protection of your constitutional rights with the least damage to your reputation, your freedom, and your prospects for the future, contact the law offices of Stefanie A. Murphy to schedule a free consultation today. If you can’t come to our office in East Greenwich, Stefanie will come to you.
Stefanie has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and has earned consistently high ratings and accolades from her satisfied clients.for a Free Consultation
I would give ten stars if i could
Ms. Murphy is without a doubt, hands down, the best Attorney I could have possibly hired to represent me. My legal problems in Rhode Island were complex and not easy to unravel.
Throughout the entire ordeal, Ms. Murphy was by my side and did not give up until the absolute best possible outcome was reached for me with regard to all matters. She is honest, tenacious, respected, and keeps the best interest of her clients her number one priority in every situation.
At times, I never thought I was going to get through my legal problems in Rhode Island due to the overwhelming endeavors by law enforcement, the court, and state to impose such harsh punitive measures against me.
It’s over now, and the outcome is just, fair, and forthright.
Stefanie A Murphy is an amazing Attorney; if I could give ten stars I could.Anonymous
Thank you, you changed my life
From a client who had an old outstanding criminal matter in Rhode Island. This client left his home and Rhode Island and never felt that he could come back home until now. After the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy resolved the old case, the client writes:
” Just wanted you to know my family and I are going on our first road trip to ….. and then to RI to see my family in two weeks. This first leisurely trip without looking over my shoulder in 25 years…I’ll never forget how much you helped me and made it possible. Thank you.
The client then goes on to write two months later:
“This summer I was in your area for a job interview in Boston that went great. I left in tears of joy because my past seemed to be just that. My resume spoke for itself…it gave me a lot of hope….. I never dreamed my life would give us this opportunity which you played a significant part of. I will never forget what you did for me. Moving back “home” will be one of the happiest days of my life and once again I wanted to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I only wish all of your clients could appreciate you as much as my family and I do.”Anonymous
Thank you for giving me my life back!
“I never dreamed my life would give us this opportunity which you played a significant part of. I will never forget what you did for me. Moving back “home” will be one of the happiest days of my life and once gain I wanted to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I only wish all of your clients could appreciate you as much as my family and I do.”John
Stefanie was wonderful.
I was out of state when a problem arose with a family member. She called me back immediately and explained what could happen and how it should be handled. It was so good to know we were not alone in this. Stefanie went to court and the matter was resolved in our favor!! A great attorney and a nice person too. Perfect. I would recommend her to anyone.Anonymous
Professional, knowledgeable and compassionate!
Stefanie addressed my matter in a timely manner with a favorable outcome. She was always attentive in returning calls. I truly did not feel like I was in this situation alone, she was a true advocate! Fees were very fair and reasonable. Lots of attorneys out there these days, but not many give the personal time and attention and fight for fairness for you, like Stefanie did!Anonymous
I cannot praise Stefanie Murphy’s advocacy skills highly enough.
When I first met Stefanie, I liked her immediately and felt she was sincerely concerned about my grandson’s case. She always responded in a timely manner and was extremely helpful in explaining how the court systems, prosecutors, and police departments conduct business. She was poised, confident, and persistent in negotiations. I am so glad we hired Stefanie!Anonymous
Stefanie quickly settled a personal injury claim regarding a no-fault car accident that had been dragging on for almost a year. She was quick to respond to any issues or questions throughout the whole process and the settlement was resolved very quickly! I highly recommend Stefanie!Allison - Avvo