Not Guilty

A couple weeks ago I heard some profound and beautiful words. Not Guilty. In fact, I heard them five times as the clerk read each of the five counts facing my client and the jury foreman responded to each one. 1st degree robbery. Not Guilty. Conspiracy to commit 1st degree robbery. Not Guilty. Felony Assault. […]

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Mass Incarceration

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I heard those words recently and I can’t get them out of my mind. I heard those words from Bryan Stevenson who is the founder of the Equal Justice Institute and was recently the keynote speaker at a symposium on mass incarceration at […]

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New DUI Developments

On January 1, 2015, a new Rhode Island law made it possible for drivers convicted of drunk driving to apply for a conditional hardship license during the period of license suspension. A conditional hardship license allows a driver to drive to and from work during a specified 12-hour period and also can be granted for […]

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