Lamountain Law Blog

The Importance of Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases

Published 09/14/2021

Technology has become such an integrated part of modern life that people don't even think about the devices that they use anymore. From built-in navigation systems in vehicles to the incredible computing power of modern phones, people have access to devices that make life simpler and easier to manage. When you find yourself accused of a...

Rhode Island Drivers Face Harsh DUI Penalties

Published 03/19/2021

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious charge with severe consequences. Drivers might face fines, jail time, substance abuse counseling or the loss of driving privileges for months or years. These penalties can be far-reaching, impacting future job opportunities, housing opportunities and options for advanced education. Numerous factors influence the types of...

Criminal Charges in Rhode Island Can Hurt Your Job Prospects

Published 01/28/2021

Can a criminal charge in Rhode Island hurt your future job prospects? Too often, people only recognize the obvious consequences of a criminal conviction. Penalties like fines, restitution, community service, loss of driving privileges and jail time are common consequences based on numerous factors. Unfortunately, individuals might face additional penalties in the future. Individuals with a...

Rhode Island Bail Hearings, What Are They?

Published 12/28/2020

Bail Hearings in Rhode Island In Rhode Island, our Constitution (Article 1 Section 9) states that you are entitled to bail for all criminal charges unless you a charged with certain enumerated criminal crimes. These crimes are often called “Capital Offenses” because of the severity of the sentences they call for if you are convicted....

Rhode Island Superior Court Diversion Program

Published 12/23/2020

What Is It? This program is designed to offer an alternative to traditional conviction, sentencing, and incarceration by providing eligible defendants with a framework of supervision and services in lie of incarceration and/or probation to help them make informed decisions, engage in positive behavior, and reduce the risk of recidivism. What Are the Benefits? The program staff works...

How Much Information Does Your Car Know About You?

Published 12/14/2020

How Much Personal Information Are You Giving Away To Your Car and Possibly Others? When was the last time you have thought about the technology in your car? Today, you can start your vehicle from an App, you can drive your car without a key and only having your phone. You can sync your phone and...

A DUI Can Dim Your Holiday Cheer

Published 12/07/2020

The holidays are a joyous time for celebration, and many times these festivities involve the consumption of alcohol. When drinks and conversation flow, some may focus more on having a good time than how you will safely get home. The holiday season consistently ranks as one of the most common times to get arrested for a...

Rhode Island Drug Court

Published 12/01/2020

What Is The Drug Court? The Rhode Island Superior Court Adult Drug Court was created over a decade ago and has helped countless defendants defeat their addiction and turn their life around. If you complete the program you will have your charges dismissed and sealed from your record! The Drug Court holds the individual responsible for his/her...

Rhode Island Batters Intervention Programs

Published 11/23/2020

You were ordered to complete Batterers Intervention Program as a condition of probation, here is the information you need. All defendants convicted of a domestic violence crime must undergo a Batterers Intervention Program (BIP). This program is usually called Domestic Violence Counseling or BIP.  This is a different program and is not replaceable by substance abuse...

Domestic Violence Laws in Rhode Island

Published 11/19/2020

Rhode Island Domestic Violence The Rhode Island General Assembly has enacted the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (RIGL 12-29).  The purpose of this act is to highlight domestic violence as a serious crime against society and to assure victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from abuse which the law and those who enforce the law...