Domestic Violence Giving You a Fighting Chance

RI Domestic Violence Attorneys

Defending Against False Domestic Abuse Allegations

​If you have recently been arrested for a domestic violence offense, it is crucial to secure the immediate representation of The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. Attorney Thomasian knows how to defend your rights and will do everything within his power to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. He has been successfully and aggressively defending the rights of the accused for numerous years and will do everything within his power to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. You can be confident in his ability to successfully resolve your case next. We are available 24/7.

Proudly serving clients residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as individuals throughout Providence County, Kent County, Washing County, Newport County and all surrounding areas.

Contact the RI domestic violence lawyers at the firm today for a free consultation!​

Do Not Face The Legal System Alone

These charges should not be taken lightly, so choose an attorney you can be confident in. No one should attempt to defend themselves against these types of charges without consulting an experienced RI domestic violence attorney. Tom has earned an exceptional reputation for defending his clients against domestic violence accusations.

RI Domestic Violence Laws

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act governs domestic violence law in Rhode Island. The complete text of the Act is found in Rhode Island General Laws Title 12, Chapter 29. There exists a common misconception that domestic violence crimes can only involve people who are in a substantial dating relationship.

While it is true that the Domestic Violence Prevention Act covers people in a dating relationship, the Act also applies to people who are roommates or people who are not in a relationship but have a child in common.

The act states that domestic violence includes but is not limited to, any of the following crimes when committed by one family or household member against another:

The act defines family or household member as:
"spouses, former spouses, adult persons related by blood or marriage, adult persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past three (3) years, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together, or if persons who are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship within the past one year which shall be determined by the court's consideration of the following factors: length of the relationship, type of relationship, and frequency of interaction between the parties. "

RI Domestic Violence Penalties

However, most domestic violence charges are usually considered misdemeanors, which typically involve assault or battery, verbal abuse, or fighting between two adults. Misdemeanor convictions for this crime can result in the following:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • A fine up to $1,000
  • Mandatory rehabilitation classes

Domestic violence can be elevated to a felony charge if it is a third conviction in most cases. A felony conviction may result in the following penalties:

  • Incarceration periods lasting longer than 1 year in a state prison
  • Mandatory rehabilitation classes
  • Probation

Additionally, beyond the legal penalties of such a conviction, you will likely feel the effects of it in various other aspects of your life such as:

  • The loss of gun ownership privileges (applicable to those who have a restraining order issued against them)
  • The loss of custody or visitation rights
  • Difficulty securing a job or housing

Enlist The Rhode Island Firm's Supportive Assistance

Domestic abuse charges can be very serious and you should only hire an experienced lawyer. Our RI domestic violence attorneys have achieved hundreds of dismissals over the years and can use his extensive experience and knowledge of criminal law to deliver the same results for you. Do not hesitate to call The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. right away to schedule your free consultation.

Click here to see some recent cases involving domestic violence where the firm has aggressively and successfully defended clients against accusations of domestic violence.

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