Domestic Assault Lawyer in Kent County, RI 

Domestic arguments can often escalate into situations in which a criminal arrest can occur.  When called to a domestic disturbance, law enforcement are often obligated to charge whomever they believe to be the main aggressor with a domestic offense. Like other states, Rhode Island believes acts of domestic violence to be very serious. This is why penalties can be severe and the state will seek to protect the alleged victim and any children through a protective order, otherwise known as a restraining order. In many instances, prosecutions will proceed even should the accuser wish to drop any charges. Only the prosecutor can make the decision to drop a case.

When charged with domestic assault, you must seek the help of an attorney experienced in defending these charges. At Biafore Law, our Kent County domestic assault attorney has been defending clients of criminal charges such as domestic violence crimes for over two decades. That experience can prove invaluable when seeking to achieve a favorable result. That is why we urge you to take advantage of our experience, service record, and commitment to fighting for your rights. Our mission is to help you obtain the best possible outcome. 

Have you been charged with a domestic violence crime in the county of Kent, Providence, Washington, Newport, or Bristol? Contact Biafore Law today at (401) 244-7433 or online to meet with one of our experienced attorneys.  

What are the Different Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Rhode Island?

Domestic violence is a label for many offenses that occur at the family, household, or domestic level. 

Domestic violence offenses include crimes involving the following persons:

  • Current and former spouses
  • Those related by marriage or blood
  • Persons living together or who have lived together within the past three years
  • Unmarried parents who share a child
  • Current and former dating partners

These are crimes that 1. result in bodily injury no matter how slight, or are 2.  physical actions intended to put the other person in fear of imminent bodily injury or 3. violations of restraining orders. 

These crimes can include:

  • Simple assault or felony assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Strangulation
  • Homicide
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Kidnapping
  • Child snatching
  • Arson
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Burglary
  • Cyberstalking
  • Damage, obstruction, or failure to relinquish a phone

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Rhode Island? 

Penalties for domestic violence crimes can include a potential jail sentence, probation, fines and court costs, a mandatory batterers’ intervention program, and being subject to a no-contact restraining order. Second and third convictions will lead to more severe criminal penalties. A conviction can also lead to a risk for deportation for noncitizens as well as other immigration consequences. 

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If you are facing a domestic assault or other domestic offense, we highly recommend that you get in touch with Biafore Law as soon as possible so that we can begin protecting your rights and working towards an optimum resolution. 

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