PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION IN RHODE ISLAND

pre-trial diversion

Persons charged with a crime in Rhode Island face the possibility of fines, probation, imprisonment, or a combination of each, if convicted.  However, in certain instances, a criminal case in Rhode Island may be disposed of via referral to the…

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Confessions: Part II

know your miranda rights

Miranda Minimized You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. If you cannot afford an…

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Confessions: Part I

miranda rights

Everyone who has watched television or movies knows something about the Miranda rights warnings.  These warnings include (1) the right to remain silent; (2) anything said to police can be used against you in a court of law; and (3) the right…

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Confidential Informants

confidential informant

The term “informant,” encompasses both citizens who contact police after witnessing or learning of criminal activity and police informants who work closely and systematically with law enforcement to gather evidence of crimes.  Police informants usually work with law enforcement in…

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Execution of The Warrant

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Along came a hungry and wicked wolf who knocked at the door and called out in a gruff voice, “little pig, little pig, let me come in.” “No, no, not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin,” grunted the…

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