Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer
Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Zarrella, has successfully defended thousands of criminal prosecutions throughout the State of Rhode Island for almost 20 years. Attorney Zarrella is one of Rhode Island's most prominent and well recognized criminal defense lawyers. With his numerous legal victories statewide, from DUI to capital cases, the law firm of Michael J. Zarrella's mission is to provide an aggressive criminal defense for each and every client no matter what the crime. Attorney Zarrella has the in-depth understanding of state, and federal rules, court procedures, evidentiary laws and local judges and police departments to Rhode Island navigate the criminal justice system competently and effectively on his client's behalf.
Attorney Michael J. Zarrella handles all criminal matters thoughout the State of Rhode Island, whether it is a capital crime, felony or misdemeanor, and whether the charge is murder, drug cases, domestic violence, or DUI and drunk driving cases. Attorney Zarrella will get you positive results.
Arrested for a Rhode Island Criminal Charge?
Attorney Michael J. Zarrella can help! Attorney Zarrella will work tirelessly on your behalf. As an experienced criminal lawyer, Attorney Zarrella's ultimate goal is to have your criminal charges dismissed. Sometimes if a dismissal is not possible, Attorney Zarrella will fight to have your crime reduced to a lesser charge. Attorney Zarrella always tries to protect his clients from having a permanent criminal record and the consequences that go along with a criminal record. While many other lawyers will just take the first offer from the prosecution, Attorney Zarrella will fight to obtain the best results possible. If your case ultimately reaches trial, Attorney Zarrella has a long and successful track record of going to trial and winning.
Remember not all lawyers practice criminal defense and even fewer actually try cases. Many lawyers claim to be a trial attorneys although they have never handeled a jury trial as lead counsel. Get a criminal defense lawyer with a winning track record. Get Attorney Zarrella!
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Overview
When it comes to a criminal defense attorney, do not take chances with your future!
Attorney Zarrella has an outstanding reputation in the practice of criminal law and criminal defense. Attorney Michael J. Zarrella has tried numerous cases. Attorney Zarrella's expertise has been used nationally and he has served as FOX’s criminal defense legal analyst on “The Justice with Judge Jenne” television show.
As a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer, he is intimately familiar with all facets of criminal defense. There are many ways to get a criminal charge dismissed. Sometimes the State can not prove the case factually, othertimes the State may collect evidence through illegal means leading to the evidence being surpressed. No matter what the reason, Attorney Zarrella will exploit the weakness in the State's case to get you the best results possible.
Suppression of evidence in a criminal case.
Evidence may be suppressed if a judge believes that the evidence had been obtained illegally by law enforcement. This is known as the “exclusionary rule.”
The judge may also rule that evidence the prosecution improperly or intentionally hid from the defense can not be shown in court. Hiding evidence from the defense is a violation of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. It can result in a mistrial.
The State does not want you to know that many cases that the State brings forth against a defendant can be dismissed or reduced if the defendant has a defense attorney that not only has the knowledge of the law but is willing to put in the time and effort to get positive results. Many criminal cases, have weakness that need to be explored by the defense attorney to reveal the weakness in the prosecution's case.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the Rhode Island Superior Court, the Rhode Island District Court, the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal, or Federal court, call me immediately so that I may put my knowledge of the law to work for you.
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Overview
Don't take chances with your future!
My name is Michael J. Zarrella, Esq. and I have been a successful criminal defense attorney for close to 20 years with a primary concentration in all criminal defense matters. I have aggressively defended all varieties of criminal cases from minor traffic offenses to serious capital offenses, such as murder, robbery and sex crimes. I relentlessly defend my clients in every criminal charge and protect their Constitutional rights.
As a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer I am intimately familiar with all facets of criminal defense. I will work with my clients to have their criminal charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. As your criminal defense lawyer, I know the important work that must be done in order to achieve success. In my defense of your case, I will do the following when applicable:
- Review all police reports, interview all involved parties, and interview all possible witnesses in order to expose any problems in the State's case;
- Make sure that no evidence against my client was obtained illegally or in violation of the State or Federal Constitutions;
- Conduct a thorough pre-trial investigation;
- Employ a private investigator, ballistics expert, medical doctors or any other experts that may be able to help strengthen my client's defense;
- Obtain expert witnesses to testify on behalf of my clients; and
- Negotiate with prosecutors to make sure my clients face the minimum possible penalties.
The State does not want you to know that many cases that the State brings forth against a defendant can be dismissed or reduced if the defendant has a defense attorney that not only has the knowledge of the law but is willing to put in the time and effort to get positive results. Many criminal cases, have weakness that need to be explored.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the Rhode Island State or Federal court, call me immediately so that I may put my knowledge of the law to work for you.
Attorney Michael Zarrella's Recent Rhode Island Criminal Defense Trial Victories
POLICE REPORT: The local police accused client of breaking into a local business and stealing money from the store afterhours. State's attorney offered one year to serve.
RESULT: CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES BY JURY AFTER TRIAL
(1) ADW WITH A GOLF CLUB
POLICE REPORT:The local police accused client of assault complaining witness with a golf club. The case proceeded to jury trial in the Newport Superior Court.
RESULT: CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY CHARGES BY JURY AFTER TRIAL
(1) SECOND DEGREE CHILD MOLESTATION
POLICE REPORT: Client was charged with engaging in sexual contact with a person under the age of 14. At jury trial the alleged victim, her parents and police all testifed against the client.
RESULT: CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY AFTER A JURY TRIAL
(1) FELONY LARCENY (OVER $500)
(2) DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
(3) DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT
POLICE REPORT: The complaining witness called the police alledging that the client had assaulted her, by punching her in the face, and putting both his hands around her neck choking her. The complaining witness also stated that the client stole her ring, which was worth approximately $5,000. The case proceeded to jury trial in the Providence Superior Court
RESULT: FOUND NOT GUILTY BY JURY ON ALL CHARGES
(1) 1ST DEGREE SEXUAL ASSULT
(2) FELONY ASSULT
(3) SIMPLE ASSAULT
(4) SIMPLE ASSAULT
POLICE REPORT: Client was charged with first degree sexual assault on his girlfriend, he was accused of engaging in sexual penetration with her for the purpose of assault. After a one week jury trial, the client was found not guilty on the lead charge of 1st degree sexual assault, which would have carried a maximum penalty of life in prision and mandatory sex offender registration.
RESULT: FOUND NOT GUILTY BY JURY ON 1ST DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ONE COUNT OF SIMPLE ASSAULT, AND GUILTY ON THE LESSER CHARGES
(1) 1ST DEGREE ROBBERY
POLICE REPORT: The local police accused client of assaulting the alleged victim by hitting him with a gun and stealing his wallet.
RESULT: CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY CHARGES AFTER JURY TRIAL
(1) 1ST DEGREE ROBBERY
(3) DISORDERLY CONDUCT
POLICE REPORT: The client was charged with assualting victim and stealing from him. The case proceeded to trial in the Washington County Superior Court.
RESULT: AFTER A BENCH TRIAL HAD BEGUN, THE STATE DISMISSED BOTH FELONY COUNTS AND THE CLIENT RECIEVED A ONE YEAR FILING ON THE REMANING CHARGE OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Areas of Practice
Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Zarrella represents clients thoughout State of Rhode Island. who have been charged with various types of crimes, from capital cases, felonies, misdemeanors as well as traffic offenses. Michael J. Zarrella is a skillfull lawyer that will represent your best interests.
The following crimes are some of the many crimes that Attorney Michael J. Zarrella handels:
• Assault with a Dangerous Weapon/ADW
• Breathalyzer Refusals
• Child Abuse
• Child Pornography
• Computer Crimes
• Credit Card Fraud
• Criminal Contempt of Court
• Disorderly Conduct
• Domestic Assault
• Domestic Disorderly Conduct
• Domestic Trespass
• Domestic Vandalism
• Domestic Violence
• Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation
• Drug Trafficking / Distribution
• Drug Possession
• DUISerious Bodily Injury
• DUI Death Resulting
• Felony Assault
• Hate Crimes
• Indecent Exposure
• Identity Theft
• Insurance Fraud
• Medical Marijuana
• Minor in Possession of Alcohol
• Money Laundering
• Open Container Law
• Probation Violation
• Public Intoxication
• Racketeering / RICO
• Reckless Driving
• Securities Fraud
• Sexual Assault
• Statutory Rape
• Tax Evasion
• Violation of No Contact Order
• Violation of Restraining Order
• White Collar Crimes
• Wire Fraud
The stakes are high when you are facing criminal charges, whether it be DUI, domestic violence or a capital case. You need a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer with experience, and who is considering the long term consquences of a criminal charge.
As a criminal defense attorney, Attorney Michael J. Zarrella understands that being arrested or charged with a crime is a daunting experience. His mission is to aggressively and with determination defend his clients. You need to know your rights under the law, and to hire a defense attorney who is willing to protect those rights. He has handled close to one thousand criminal cases thoughout the State of Rhode Island. Let him start defending your criminal case today!
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Legal Services throughout the State
Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Zarrella defends those charged with criminal offenses throughout the entire State of Rhode Island, including all of the cities and towns in all four counties:
Providence, Rhode Island and Bristol, Rhode Island Counties Criminal Defense:
- Central Falls
- East Providence
- North Providence
- North Smithfield
- North Scituate
Kent County, Rhode Island Criminal Defense
Washington County/South County Rhode Island Criminal Defense
- Block Island
- New Shoreham
- North Kingstown
- South Kingstown
Newport County, Rhode Island Criminal Defense
Don't be fooled by a slick talking lawyer
Many lawyers claim to be an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, but often have never been to trial never mind lead trial attorney
There are lawyers in Rhode Island that have little or no idea what there doing. Many times, if a lawyer is promising you that your case is easy, or makes promises that you won't go to jail or he will get you bail, he may be misrepresenting the gravity of a your case in order to entice you to pay a large retainer. When this lawyer can't deliver on his promises, he will blame the judge or prosecutor when his initial promise turns out to be a nightmare.
Remember facing a Rhode Island criminal charge takes a toll on a person. Even if you have done nothing wrong, trying to talk your way out of a difficult situation with the police will often make things worse. Whether you are accused of drunk driving, fraud, drugs, or any other criminal charge, talk to a skilled Rhode Island criminal defense attorney immediately.
The protection of your rights in your Rhode Island criminal case begins with hiring Attorney Michael J. Zarrella today!