Criminal Defense

Providence, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorneys

criminal defense

At Murphy & Fay LLP, we have extensive experience representing clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, ranging from driving under the influence (DUI) to white collar crimes and serious federal offenses. Our criminal defense attorneys know how to handle the most complicated criminal law cases. We are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights.

One of Rhode Island’s most respected criminal defense attorneys and former Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, William J. Murphy, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation throughout Rhode Island by providing his clients with the highest standards of diligence, knowledge and professional advice.  

What should I do right after I get arrested?

When an individual is placed under arrest by the police, they should be polite but should also exercise their constitutional right to ask for an attorney.  They should not answer any questions while they are in custody or while they have been arrested.  They should ask for an attorney and speak with the attorney first.

If someone is being questioned and suspected of a crime, should they answer the questions or contact an attorney?

Were often asked that if the police call and ask us to voluntarily come into a police station to answer some questions because they are suspected of committing a crime, under no condition should they go to the police station without an attorney.  Our advice is that they should not answer any questions and they should seek legal council first.

Should I let the police search my car if they ask?

We are often asked as to whether or not people should voluntarily consent to the search of their vehicles by the police.  The answer is no.  You should not let the police search the vehicle under almost all circumstances.  You should request that the police obtain a warrant.

The police want to search my home, should I allow them to do that?

We often asked whether or not an individual should consent and give the police permission to search their home.  The answer is no.  You should firmly but politely tell the police that they cannot have permission to search your home without a warrant.

We protect our client’s rights.  Contact our firm to schedule some time with our experienced Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers.