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Violent Crimes

Have you or has someone you know been arrested or charged with a violent crime? The first and most important thing to do is to contact an experienced defense attorney immediately. The potential penalties for a violent crime conviction are serious - and your lawyer must begin working on your defense as soon as possible.

The more time we have to investigate, review the prosecution's case and interview potential witnesses - the stronger your defense will be. To minimize a prison sentence or fight for a not-guilty verdict, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Mark L. Smith, with offices in Providence and North Smithfield.

Our law firm's criminal defense practice is led by attorney Mark L. Smith, who has been defending Rhode Islanders against serious felonies for 30 years. Mr. Smith has tried more than 30 murder cases to a jury verdict, and under his leadership we stand ready to provide you with the most vigorous and effective defense we can build.

We have experience defending clients charged with committing a wide range of violent crimes, including:

  • Murder
  • Armed home invasion
  • Assault with the intent to murder
  • Rape
  • Armed robbery
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Child molestation
  • First-degree and second-degree manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Felony assault

Contact The Law Offices of Mark L. Smith Today

We have two Rhode Island offices, and we offer appointments in the evenings and on weekends in addition to holding regular Monday through Friday business hours. Call us in Providence at 401-272-1432 or in North Smithfield at 401-769-4120. Or, use our e-mail intake form for a prompt response.

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Providence Office:
127 Dorrance, 4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-272-1432
Next to Judicial Complex

North Smithfield Office:
176 Eddie Dowling Highway
Suite 101
North Smithfield, RI 02896
Phone: 401-769-4120
On Highway 146A
Next to CVS Building

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Domestic Violence Murder -
Defendant accused of stabbing murder of ex-girlfriend. Case involving murder that was committed in a manner involving torture and aggravated battery, 2007

Murder & Burglary -
Warwick landscaper accused of killing Margaret Duffy-Stephenson, a slain teacher's aide, found stabbed to death in their Warwick home in 2005, 2nd jury 2008

Armed Robbery & Murder
Criminal Defendant accused of the execution-style murder of Jennifer Duarte in Pawtucket in 2006 and for his role in an armed robbery in Providence hours before the killing.