North Kingstown Criminal Defense Attorneys
The consequences of a criminal conviction can change your life forever, limiting your career choices, educational opportunities and personal liberties. If you've been charged with a crime, even a misdemeanor crime, it's essential that you have a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.
The North Kingstown criminal defense attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates provide non-judgmental, confidential legal help to people facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Rhode Island state and federal courts. We also handle juvenile criminal cases.
Attorney Robert Craven is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island. He understands the law from both sides of the aisle and how the state makes decisions in the handling of criminal cases. This can be invaluable for your defense. Bob is comfortable in the courtroom, calm and cool but in cross-examination he is absolutely zealous in defense of his clients. Strategic and savvy, he gets results in court.
We provide FREE, confidential initial consultations. Call our office at 401-453-2700.
- Assault & Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Larceny & Theft
- Rape/Sexual Assault
- Child Molestation
- Child Pornography
- Solicitation / Prostitution
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Illegal Possession of a Firearm
- Illegal Transportation of a Firearm
- Other Weapons Crimes
- DUI and other traffic violations
- Drug Possession
- Drug Manufacturing
- Intent to Deliver
- Intent to Sell
- DUI Drugs
- Fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud
- Money Laundering
- Racketeering & RICO
Felony or Misdemeanor?
Crimes are classified in two main categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are punishable by a year or more in prison (e.g., armed robbery, murder, drug manufacturing). Misdemeanors are generally punishable by less than a year in prison (e.g., theft, repeat DUI, simple assault). Prosecutors like to stack charges so while you may be guilty of one crime, it's common to find yourself charged with five or six other crimes. Each of those can add time to your sentence.
In addition to defense in criminal trials, we also help clients facing administrative hearings, which can result in the loss of a drivers' license or serious fines.
Expungment of Criminal Records
A criminal record – even a simple arrest record – can follow you for the rest of your life. We help people with expungment of criminal records and sealing of criminal records. This means no one will be able to see your arrest or your record. This option is not available for every crime. If you are wondering if this is an option in your case, meet with one of our attorneys and we will review your record.
Don't leave your future up to fate or an inexperienced lawyer. Contact [link to contact us] the experienced and savvy Rhode Island criminal lawyers at Robert E. Craven & Associates today.
Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions of a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer