How To: Arrested for Domestic Violence in Rhode Island

Because of the emotional nature of a domestic violence accusation/arrest in Rhode Island, it is important that you do whatever it takes to prevent a domestic violence accusation from becoming a recorded conviction.

With an experienced Rhode Island criminal lawyer defending your case, you may be able to avoid the most serious consequences of a domestic violence accusation.  A domestic violence conviction can change your life forever.  Don’t let that happen to you.

With the following suggestions in mind, Attorney John R. Grasso should be your first call if you have been arrested and charged with a domestic violence crime in Rhode Island.  Don’t hesitate and put yourself at risk. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso today.


First and foremost, you must immediately contact a criminal defense attorney with experience in domestic violence charges 

While you may be inclined to attempt a personal reconciliation with your accuser, it is in your best interest to first discuss the matter with an experienced criminal defense attorney.   He or she will be better suited to offer legal advice, without being influenced by the emotional nature of the accusation.

Additionally, if you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence or domestic assault, your accuser may have received a temporary restraining order against you.  Any contact from you may have serious legal consequences.

If you are in the process of fighting a domestic violence charge, Rhode Island criminal defense attorney John R. Grasso can provide you experienced, aggressive representation and will fight to ensure your charges do not result in a conviction on your record.