On April 2, 2015, Rhode Island attorney Robert Craven argued before the RI Supreme Court. The case dealt with the City of East Providence’s decision to deny a concealable weapons permit to an applicant. Attorney Craven’s argument addressed the extent of Second Amendment Rights and the legal process by which an applicant is (or isn’t) entitled to a weapons permit in Rhode Island. Specifically at issue was whether RI law requires cities and towns to issue a weapons permit to applicants and if there is any room for the exercise of discretion in licensing certain individuals.
The hearing was held at Rhode Island College as the Supreme Court was on it’s annual “Ride the Circuit,” which dates to colonial times when the courts traveled from town to town, taking the people’s business directly to the people. The justices peppered Craven with questions as to why the court should side with his argument.
The Supreme Court will issue a written decision on the argument in upcoming weeks. It is anticipated that this decision will greatly impact the landscape of Second Amendment Rights and private gun ownership in Rhode Island.
This weekend at least 13 Providence College students were arrested. Rhode Island is known for its universities, such as The University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, Bryant University, and Johnson and Wales University. September is when Rhode Island’s universities return to school, when the bars fill up, police presence is increased, and college students get arrested. If you’ve been arrested on a criminal charge in Rhode Island, call our attorneys today for a free consultation.
Most arrests of RI college students relate to alcohol charges, including DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test, drinking in public, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. College students also face charges including assault and battery, drug possession, sexual assault, and theft. The attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates defend any type of criminal charge on a daily basis. Our attorneys work as both private criminal defense lawyers and RI prosecutors for some cities and towns. As such, we know what the prosecution can and cannot prove, what cases can be won, and how to win them.
Often, college students are arrested on minor charges but in an ultra-competitive employment climate, any criminal record can separate you from employment. Our work as a college student criminal defense attorney focuses on keeping our clients’ criminal records clean. We are dedicated to minimizing the adverse impact that a criminal charge can have on one’s record. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an experienced RI criminal defense attorney to represent you and ensure that your criminal charges don’t affect your future.