Criminal Defense

The philosophy of our law firm is to do one thing and do it well.  In that spirit, Attorney Richard James runs our criminal defense practice.  While Attorney Lamy is very experienced and capable in personal injury cases, it is Attorney James who has dedicated his career to representing criminal defendants.  Over his career spanning two decades, Attorney James has represented thousands of criminal defendants including some of the most notorious and high profile criminal cases in recent Rhode Island history.

We are trial attorneys.  That extends into the criminal defense practice and we are ready to take the case to trial if the plea bargain offered is not fair or the prosecutions case is weak.  In fact, Attorney James takes a much higher percentage of cases to trial than his competitors because it is in the best interest of his clients.  He has obtained an envious and stunning rate of dismissals both at judge and jury trials.

Attorney James is one of only two attorneys in Rhode Island who are members of the Rhode Island College of ....  He has also been named as one of the ten best attorneys in Rhode Island in the area of Criminal Defense.  Attorney James continues to be a student of this area of law regularly attending and speaking at seminars learning the newest techniques and theories of law.  As a result, he is always ready for changes in law, forensic evidence, trial technique, etc.

From the moment you call our office, Attorney James will begin to aggressively defend your case and look at every available and potential defense.  If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI, Marijuana Possession, Assault and Battery, Drug Charges, Gun and Weapons Charges, Bail or Probation Violations, Disorderly Conduct, or any other misdemeanor or felony, it is imperative that you contact our office right away.

Do not make the mistake of trying to represent yourself if you do not qualify for the public defender.  In fact, the public defender’s office was created so that people would not have to represent themselves in criminal court when their freedom is at stake.  It is always best to hire a private attorney to handle your criminal defense.

An arrest is very serious.  Do not make mistakes that might cost your freedom.  Contact our office right away for a free consultation.

In case you are still unsure if Attorney James is the right Attorney to handle your criminal case, here is a list of recent results and trial verdicts for our clients who are thanking Richard for their current freedom...

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Rhode Island Injury Lawyer Blog - Criminal Defense