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How Do I Vacate a No-Contact Order in Rhode Island?

Question My spouse was arrested and charged with a domestic assault. As a result of being arrested, there is a no contact order that prevents my spouse from contacting me. The police made a mistake and my spouse should not have been arrested. How do I get the no contact order removed? Answer This is… read more

$500 UBER Gift Card St. Paddy’s Day Giveaway

Help Get Out the Word to Prevent DUIs in Rhode Island   As a Rhode Island DUI lawyer, I have been working on DUI cases for nearly 15 years and have seen first hand how drastically they can affect someone’s life. The fines can be as much at $2000 or more and the drivers’ license… read more

Making My Own Path: A Woman in Private Criminal Defense

Here is a recent article I wrote that discusses my struggle with balancing professional and private life. https://ms-jd.org/blog/article/making-my-own-path-a-woman-in-private-criminal-defense   

New expungement law can help many

In the past, many defendants have been denied an expungement because they are not a first time offender.  Even if the prior offenses were 20 or 30 years old, under the old law, the Court would deny the expungement.   New 2017 legislation changes all of that!!! Now under the expungement laws- RIGL 12-1.3.-1, 12-1.3-2… read more