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Thomas Briody

  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Rhode Island
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Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
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Rhode Island State Bar
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41 Questions Answered
Q. Can I get charged for a felony by helping a detective retrieve a stolen firearm
A: Depends on the circumstances in which you “helped.” It’s not automatic, but gun offenses are treated harshly in Rhode Island. You need to speak directly and privately with an attorney.
Q. i was wondering if a non violent felon can own a non-lethal weapon in the state of rhode island? the felony charges were
A: Felons cannot possess a firearm. I am not sure what you mean by ‘non lethal.’ A baseball bat can be lethal, but there is no law against possessing one. Knives are also lethal, but you can possess one in most circumstances. Maybe you should consult a lawyer in private, and be more specific about the felony and the weapon you reference.
Q. If I haven’t been formally charged I believe I am innocent and Can prove it can I file for a review and how
A: If you have not been charged, there is nothing to prove. The burden is always on the state to prove guilt. But that is not the end of the inquiry. If you think police are considering charging you, but believe you have evidence that will help convince them that charges are not warranted, you need to find a way to get that evidence to the police. The best way to do that is to retain a lawyer NOW, not after it’s too late. A good attorney can talk to the police or the prosecutor, and help evaluate your case. The best work I have ever done is convincing the police not to file formal charges. Please don’t attempt to do this without an attorney. This is not a do it yourself situation. Do not speak to the police without an attorney. I hope you find this answer to be helpful.
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91 Friendship St
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 751-5151
Fax: (401) 331-7454
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