Superior Court Felonies

Superior Court Felony Lawyer in Kent County, RI

Fighting for the Accused in Kent, Providence, Washington, Newport & Bristol Counties

Felonies are distinguished from misdemeanors by the fact that they are considered to be more serious in nature. These are crimes that are punishable by more than a year in prison and/or fines of more than $1,000. In the state of Rhode Island, these crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court. In ruling over felonies, the judge will have the authority to decide on the appropriate penalties for each individual case, as long as they fall within the state’s sentencing guidelines.

If you or someone you love is being criminally investigated or has been arrested for a felony, it is extremely important that you seek experienced legal representation. A felony conviction can be life-changing and you will want to have strong legal knowledge and skills on your side. You have the right to a thorough and skilled defense. At Biafore Law, our criminal defense lawyer brings over two decades of practice to your case. Our firm will fight aggressively on your behalf from start to finish to help you achieve the best possible result.

Speak with our Kent County Superior Court felony attorney for a case evaluation. Contact Biafore Law online or by calling (401) 244-7433 to get started. 

Rhode Island Felonies

Many different types of crimes in Rhode Island are charged as felonies.

These can include but are not limited to:

  • Felony assault or battery. Penalties for this will be based on whether a dangerous weapon was used and the degree of bodily injury inflicted.
  • Felony domestic assault and battery.
  • Felony domestic sexual assault.
  • Felony DUI. This is charged when the DUI resulted in serious bodily injury or the death of someone. Potential penalties for this offense includes five to 15 years in prison and fines of $5,000 up to $10,000.
  • Third-offense DUI with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 – 0.15 or BAC exceeding 0.15.
  • Breaking and entering.
  • Felony larceny.
  • Burglary.
  • Robbery.
  • Arson.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Grand theft.
  • Illegal drug possession and/or sales.
  • Hate crimes.
  • Manslaughter.
  • White collar crimes. These can include various types of fraud and more.
  • Murder.

Penalties for these crimes can range from a year up to life imprisonment, heavy fines, lengthy probation, restitution to victims, license suspension or revocation, community service, and negative immigration consequences for noncitizens. It will also result in a permanent criminal record as a convicted felon which can make future employment, housing, education, and other life opportunities difficult. 

When facing felony charges, it is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty and that the prosecution must prove charges “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Biafore Law provides a dedicated approach to doing everything possible to give you the best chance of success. This is done through an investigative review into the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, by interviewing witnesses, and collecting all pertinent evidence in support of your case.  

To learn more, contact our firm to schedule a complimentary consultation today. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of a felony conviction in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, a felony conviction can lead to severe penalties including imprisonment for a year up to life, substantial fines, extended probation, restitution to victims, and license suspension or revocation. Additionally, it can result in a permanent criminal record, which may adversely affect future employment, housing, education, and other life opportunities.

What types of felony cases does Biafore Law handle in Rhode Island?

Biafore Law handles a wide range of felony cases in Rhode Island, including but not limited to felony assault or battery, domestic assault and battery, DUI with serious bodily injury or death, third-offense DUI, breaking and entering, larceny, burglary, robbery, arson, kidnapping, grand theft, illegal drug offenses, hate crimes, manslaughter, white-collar crimes, and murder.

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