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Rhode Island DUI Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting Criminal Charges in Providence County, Kent County, Washington County, and Newport County

If you are facing criminal accusations in Rhode Island, it might feel as if the system is stacked against you, as law enforcement officials and prosecutors are working hard to build a case. Feeling overwhelmed, you might decide simply to plead guilty or accept the first deal the prosecutor offers. Before you take any action in your case, reach out to a Providence, RI, criminal defense lawyer to learn about your legal options. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., Attorney Tom Thomasian has dedicated himself to being a voice for the accused, defending their constitutional rights and protecting their freedoms and futures. Let him be your champion throughout your criminal case.

Tom has over 12 years of legal experience and has handled thousands of criminal matters of all types in Rhode Island. Whether you have been accused of a felony or misdemeanor in Providence, he will do what it takes to seek a favorable outcome on your behalf. Tom recognizes the struggles you may be facing when defending against criminal allegations. That is why he will be by your side throughout your case, providing the sound counsel you need. Additionally, he is available 24/7, which means when you have a question or concern about your criminal matter, he will be ready and available to deliver a well-researched and clear response. When you hire Tom, you will never feel as if you are going up against the Rhode Island criminal justice system alone. You will have an advocate working diligently to ensure that your side of the story is heard.

Learn more about how Rhode Island criminal lawyer Tom Thomasian can help you by calling (401) 312-4385 or submitting an online contact form today.

Criminal Representation for a Range of Offenses

Criminal attorney Tom Thomasian is well-versed in Rhode Island's criminal laws. He knows what Providence prosecutors must prove to land a conviction and is aware that even if they have evidence against the accused, it may not be strong enough to meet their burden of proof. Tom reviews all case facts, speaks with witnesses, and conducts his own investigations to build robust and aggressive defense strategies for his clients.

Tom is ready to defend those accused of various criminal offenses, including:

Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer Tom Thomasian takes the time to review Rhode Island’s criminal statutes concerning particular offenses and research relevant case law. However, his focus is not only on the underlying criminal offense. He also gets to know the person he is defending. Understanding where they are coming from, their goals, and the circumstances leading up to the arrest and criminal charge allows him to craft a personalized defense for their specific situation.

Tom is ready to listen to your side of the story, to approach your case not with judgment but with understanding. Throughout his years of practice as a criminal defense attorney in Rhode Island, he knows that good people can find themselves on the wrong side of the law. He is committed to being a voice for his clients and defending their constitutional rights.

If you wish to seal or clean your criminal record, our RI criminal lawyer can also assist you with obtaining an expungement so you can avoid the stigma of your criminal past when searching for employment or housing. No matter how minor or serious your case may seem, you can be sure that he has the resources and legal insight to protect your rights, inside and outside of court.

Providence, RI, DUI Lawyer

DUI cases in Rhode Island are extremely nuanced. Anything from the initial traffic stop to the administering of chemical testing may be called into question to defend against charges. Still, knowing how to challenge accusations and how to analyze the evidence (especially evidence based on chemical analyses) requires experience and skill. Providence DUI attorney Tom Thomasian has an in-depth understanding of Rhode Island's criminal law and is prepared to put in the time and effort necessary to fight your drunk driving charge.

The penalties for a DUI conviction are harsh and may include incarceration, fines, and loss of driving privileges. Rhode Island DUI defense lawyer Tom Thomasian recognizes the effects such sanctions can have on your life, which is why he will get started on your case right away. He will learn about the case from your perspective and examine everything that occurred at the time of your stop and arrest. If your constitutional rights have been violated, if the proper procedures were not followed when administering the chemical test, if you were not lawfully arrested, criminal attorney Tom Thomasian will raise these issues. He can work to weaken the prosecutor's case against you and seek an optimal result on your behalf, such as an acquittal or dismissal of charges.

As a DUI lawyer, Tom has extensive experience in defending all DUI related crimes in Providence and all around Rhode Island including: first offense DUIs, multiple DUIs, felony DUIs, breathalyzer refusals, helping you obtain a conditional hardship license, and more!

Should I Hire a Criminal Attorney in Rhode Island?

After being criminally charged in Rhode Island, some people might attempt to handle their criminal case on their own. And while it is possible to challenge accusations alone, doing so could be detrimental. The criminal justice process in Rhode Island is complex. Various laws and rules must be followed, and several avenues can be explored to fight charges. A person unfamiliar with the system could make a misstep that negatively impacts the outcome of their case. Therefore, it is imperative to hire a Providence, RI, criminal defense lawyer right away.

If you have been accused of a crime in Rhode Island, speak with Providence criminal attorney Tom Thomasian. He knows every level of the Rhode Island criminal justice process and can give honest and straightforward answers to your questions and explain the steps that must be followed to resolve your case. Throughout the matter, he will let you know what to expect and what courses of action you can take to seek a just outcome. Attorney Thomasian understands the serious nature of your criminal case, which is why he will never be forced into doing what is easy. Rather, he will explore options based on what is right and what can protect your best interests. If the prosecutor offers a plea deal, he will discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of taking it. And if negotiation is not the way to go, he is prepared to take your case to trial.

Why Hire Providence Criminal Defense Lawyer Tom Thomasian?

Attorney Thomasian is committed to protecting the rights of those accused of criminal offenses in Rhode Island. He is dedicated to criminal defense practice and got started as a lawyer for the Public Defender's Office. He has also practiced in every district and superior court in Rhode Island. Thus, he knows the law, he knows the court systems, and he knows what it takes to get results in a range of criminal cases.

Criminal attorney Tom Thomasian has a reputation for providing quality criminal defense to those facing charges. Past clients have positive things to say about the level of service they received from The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq.

Additionally, when you hire Tom, you are selecting an experienced, award winning Providence, Rhode Island DUI attorney and highly successful criminal defense attorney with a Superb Avvo Rating. He was voted a Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer as well as 10 Best in Client Satisfaction and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense ®. He received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award, an honor that was based on achieving a large volume of outstanding client reviews and named one of the Best DWI Lawyers in Providence, RI.

Criminal lawyer Thomasian serves all of Rhode Island, including Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Coventry, Woonsocket, South Kingstown, East Providence, North Providence. He has achieved countless victories in criminal cases and is available 24/7 for his clients. As a steadfast and knowledgeable criminal lawyer in Providence, Tom provides aggressive and focused defense to those he serves. He is committed to making a difference in his clients' lives, and he is ready to deliver the legal representation you need to fight your criminal charges in Rhode Island.

What Should I Do After an Arrest in Rhode Island?

If you were arrested in Rhode Island and charged with a crime, your case may go through various stages. At each of these stages, you need a lawyer who will give the advice you need and will be prepared to fight for you.

The criminal process may proceed as follows:

  • Arraignment: Where you are informed about the criminal charges against you and asked to make a plea.
  • Pre-trial conference: Where you and your attorney meet with the prosecutor and receive the evidence against you.
  • Trial: Where your case will be presented in front of a judge or jury and the prosecutor attempts to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Sentencing: Where, if you are found guilty of the offense, the court will impose criminal penalties.
  • Appeal: Where you can challenge your conviction by pointing out legal errors that occurred affecting the outcome of your criminal case.

At every step during the justice process, Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer Tom Thomasian will be by your side. He can thoroughly explain what to expect at each stage and how to proceed with your case.

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Rhode Island, Tom is prepared to represent you. He has years of experience presenting cases in both district and superior courts. Recognizing that a conviction for a criminal charge at any level can have substantial ramifications on you, Tom will work tirelessly toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. Trust that he will focus on your needs and best interests at every step in your criminal case.

Serving all of Rhode Island, including: Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Coventry, Woonsocket, South Kingstown, East Providence, North Providence, & more!

The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. is proud to serve clients located in Providence County, Kent County, Washington County, and Newport County.

Client Testimonials

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