Violent Crime Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, your future is on the line. If convicted, you face years to life in prison and large fines. In addition, a criminal conviction could leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony, you could be stripped of your right to vote and possess firearms.

At Comerford & Saccoccio, our attorneys are experienced criminal defense professionals, dedicated to protecting your rights and your freedom. Located in Johnston, we serve clients throughout Rhode Island.

Strong, Effective Defense Against Violent Crimes

Attorneys David Comerford and Frank Saccoccio have experience defending clients against violent crimes, including:

  • Assault
  • Weapons charges
  • Assault of a police officer
  • Resisting arrest

At Comerford & Saccoccio, we challenge every part of the prosecutor's case. Were search warrants valid? Did police have probable cause to arrest you? Were you given you Miranda rights? Were interrogation methods improper? Were you acting in self-defense? Does the alleged victim have a motive for falsely accusing you?

If your rights were violated in any way, we will fight to have evidence thrown out and charges dismissed.

Increased Penalties For Domestic Charges

Under Rhode Island's Domestic Violence Prevention Act there are increased penalties for crimes committed on family members, spouses or those who share the same household. Crimes covered by this act include:

  • Simple assault
  • Felony assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Violating a no-contact order
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespass
  • Stalking
  • Damage/obstruction of a phone
  • Unlawful entry
  • Kidnapping

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you can be arrested on the spot. At Comerford & Saccoccio, we will work hard to get you out of jail and immediately begin building your defense.

If convicted of a domestic charge, you could face increased penalties. Violating a protective order is contempt of court and punishable by jail and fines. Assault convictions may result in jail time. Repeat offenders may be charged with felony assault and sentenced to years in prison. In addition to possible incarceration and fines, those convicted may be required to attend a batterer's intervention program.

Rhode Island Violent Crime Lawyers

If you were arrested for a domestic abuse charge, you need experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side. Contact Comerford & Saccoccio at 401-354-7256 or 877-417-3521. Consultations are free.