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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

An Attorney with 20+ Years of Courtroom Experience

Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you want an attorney who understands what’s at stake and will work tirelessly to defend your rights. The Rhode Island criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Stephen P. Levesque have over 20 years of courtroom experience. We stand by our clients through every step of their case, keeping up with new developments and working to find the most positive outcome possible. Fighting for your best interests is our number one priority.

Put a capable attorney on your defense team as soon as possible. Call (401) 216-4188 to schedule a consultation at Law Offices of Stephen P. Levesque.

DUI & DWI in Rhode Island

DUI and DWI are two of the most common criminal charges in the state of Rhode Island. Penalties for these charges can be severe, and could result in hefty fines and/or time in jail. Because Drunk driving is taken so seriously in Rhode Island, law enforcement can sometimes be overzealous when charging people with DUI/DWI. There are many things that need to be investigated in order to defend yourself from these charges.

When investigating DUI/DWI charges, we often look into:

  • Whether or not there was reasonable cause to pull you over
  • If the results of the breathalyzer test were accurate
  • If you have good reason to keep your license even if convicted
  • If the officer administering the breathalyzer test had been trained and certified
  • Whether or not you were informed of all your options regarding DUI/DWI testing

An Attorney Dedicated to Protecting Client Rights

Our Rhode Island criminal defense attorney has dedicated his career to helping people through some of life’s most difficult moments. He aggressively fights to defend clients’ rights and help them find the best outcome possible. You can review some of the results he has achieved for previous clients below. When you’re ready to start building your defense, call us at (401) 216-4188.

Significant & High Profile Cases

  • MA Driver Charged DWI RI.
    • Massachusetts driver charged in RI with refusal and DWI. The client’s primary concern was losing his license in both states. In the end, the driver obtained a conditional hardship license in RI and successfully petitioned in MA for reinstatement of license. Although this case was extremely difficult because is posed a license suspension in both states, Attorney Stephen P. Levesque successfully navigated the client through the process with a positive result.
  • Felony Reckless Driving.
    • Charges reduced to misdemeanor reckless driving. Attorney Stephen P. Levesque successfully argued at trial that the prosecutor did not have sufficient evidence to substantiate the charge. The court agreed that the prosecutor could not simply rely on the defendant’s statement at the scene to prove the ‘corpus delicti’, or the necessary elements of the charge without extrinsic evidence.
  • Felony Domestic Abuse and Rape
    • Charges reduced to misdemeanor domestic abuse. Attorney Stephen P. Levesque discovered that the prosecutor had evidence that the statements made by the victim at the scene of the crime were embellished by the police. Upon examination, the police detective admitted to filling in the blanks. The felony charges were reduced.
  • Felony Larceny
    • Charges dismissed. Attorney Stephen P. Levesque was able to successfully argue at trial that the man was under the direction of a physician for extreme mental duress at the time of the crime. His duress was so severe that he did not understand the consequences of his actions. The judge agreed and the case was dismissed.
  • Felony Assault
    • Charges reduced to misdemeanor assault. Attorney Stephen P. Levesque successfully made a case for self-defense. Looking beyond the police report, he subpoenaed the victim’s neighbor, who the police did not interview but witnessed the entire event. Based upon her testimony the victim was the aggressor and the judge agreed to a reduction of charges.

Personalized Legal Representation

How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • “We would like to thank you for all the things you did for us. Thank you for your encouragement and lots of understanding.”

    Former Client

  • “We would like to say thank you for all you have done for us. It was a very difficult and stressful time but you made us feel at ease with everything.”

    Gary & Marisa

  • “Stephen did everything he said he would do.”

    Former Client

  • “Thanks to his quick answers i feel more confident. Thank you kindly!”

    Donna

  • “We want you to know that you saved us from disaster. We called you at a low point in our lives and now we see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

    Arthur & Lynn

  • “I won't hesitate to have Stephen handle my situation!”

    Anonymous

  • “His office was caring and very professional. ”

    Cheryl Lynn

  • “We are proud to say that Stephen P. Levesque is our lawyer! ”

    Stephen & Courtney

  • “We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for helping us get our lives back in order financially. There were many sleepless nights. We thank ...”
  • “It’s refreshing to have such professional, courteous & respectful people surrounding me in business.”

    Former Client

  • “You are an upstanding person, very professional yet you treated us like we were your only clients and were treated like friends. ”

    Maria & Helena

  • “I very much appreciate the professionalism, quick response to my calls and thoroughness of you and your staff.”

    Marie

  • “He strikes me as down-to-earth, humble, and knowledgeable. If you have a legal question, consider giving him a call for a prompt response.”

    Eliza

  • “You did more than get out of a pinch, you saved our home and our hearts! Thank you!”

    Paul

  • “I would recommend Attorney Levesque without question.”

    Penelope

What Your Attorney Does, or Doesn't Do, Can Impact the Rest of Your Life

At our law firm, we promise you knowledge, compassion, and experience. Since 1997, his years of courtroom experience means you will know all your options and you will have a lawyer with the experience to represent you no matter how complicated your case may be. Stephen will fight for you and fight for your best interests. This results in exceptional representation. Stephen is that lawyer you know you can count on to stand by you. Whether at court, during negotiations, or through every legal document, motion, or pleading he prepares, Stephen is aggressively advocating for you. Stephen uses his insight, knowledge, and experience to provide valuable legal information to many people with his radio show on News Talk 630 WPRO. Whether it’s a large or small legal matter, he offers helpful advice that can point listeners in the right direction.

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Stephen P. Levesque Won't Let You Down
  1. Free Consultations Are Available For Your Convenience
  2. Stephen Has 20 Years of Experience
  3. Stephen Hosts a Legal Show Every Sunday on 630 WPRO to Share His Legal Knowledge
  4. We Will Fight For You and Your Best Interest No Matter How Complicated Your Case May Be
  5. We Focus on Your Current Situation and Plan For a Better Future
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