About Rui AlvesMr. Rui P. Alves is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Rhode Island, as well as, all State Courts in Massachusetts. For detailed practice areas, click here. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, he went on to obtain a Juris Doctor from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Mr. Alves also attended the Catholic University of Portugal, School of Law in Lisbon, focusing on European Union law.
Prior to forming Alves Law, Mr. Alves was an associate at the prestigious Rhode Island Law Firm of Schreiber & Schreiber, P. C., specializing in all types of litigation. Mr. Alves worked with former special assistant Rhode Island Attorney General S. Joshua Macktaz. Also, Prior to being admitted to practice law, Mr. Alves worked at Citizens Financial Group, Inc., in the Legal Department, dealing with complex corporate governance, money laundering, check fraud and corporate law issues.
For many years, Mr. Alves worked as a Senior Criminal Clerk and Interpreter in District Court for the Rhode Island Judiciary. Working daily in the criminal court rooms, as well as, providing interpreter services to Spanish and Portuguese criminal defendants helped to expand his knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
Prior to working for the Rhode Island Courts, Mr. Alves assisted victims of domestic violence as a Court Advocate for the Women's Center of Rhode Island.
Mr. Alves has been involved in the national music industry, working with various record labels such as Def Jam Recordings, Columbia Records, Sony Records and Bad Boy Records. His work intended to working with music publications such the Source Magazine and Mix Tape Magazine.
While residing in Massachusetts, Mr. Alves was employed by the Boston Police Department, in the Research Division analyzing crime patters and trends. In addition, while working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) in the Field Services Division assisting both State and Federal law enforcement authorities in their use of the national and local criminal records databases.
Mr. Alves is native of Portugal and speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish. He resides in Providence, where he has lived most of his life. Mr. Alves serves on the Board of Directors for the Samaritans of Rhode Island and the Friends of Rochambeau Library on the East Side of Providence.
The law firm of Rui P. Alves, Esq. provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
In Rhode Island, when a divorce petition is filed with the Family Court, one must check off if it will be a nominal (all issues are resolved between the parties) or contested (all or some issues will be disputed). Nominal divorces are usually resolved much quicker leading the parties to obtain a final divorce decree in a matter of months. Contested divorces tend to span much longer and as a result become much more time consuming for the parties and their respective attorneys.
- Criminal Defense
Whether you have been charged with a serious felony or a minor misdemeanor, we treat all our clients the same. From the moment you hire us, first, we will begin to formulate a plan of defense based upon the facts of your case and the controlling law. Second, we provide realistic advice on what you will expect to encounter from the moment you enter the courthouse, until your case is resolved. Our knowledge extends beyond the law to local procedures and day to day courthouse developments.
- Driving Under the Influence
Alcohol driving related offenses can have a large impact both in the short and long term. People obtain information from various sources and most times those sources are not attorneys. If you have been charged with such a crime or violation, an attorney can provide very valuable advice regarding how these charges will impact your life.
From the moment you hire us, first, we will begin to formulate a plan of defense based upon the facts of your case and the controlling law. Second, we provide realistic advice on what you will expect to encounter from the moment you enter the courthouse, until your case is resolved. Our knowledge extends beyond the law to local procedures and day to day courthouse developments.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
From the moment you contact us, we will work very hard to get the best result for your auto accident. At your free initial consultation, we will meet you at one of our local offices, the hospital or your home. During this meeting, you will learn how we use years of experience to maximize your recovery to fully compensate you for your injury. You may be entitled to pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
We are a full service immigration law firm practice, providing assistance with:
* Deportation Defense
* Permanent Residence
* Work Permits
Whether you or a loved one are applying to enter this country or naturalization/citizenship, we can help by providing our vast knowledge and experience to reaching your goal.
Our firm handles deportation cases that have arisen from a number of sources. When you or loved one are placed in to situation where you may be excluded from ever reentering this country, it can be a very difficult task. We explore all avenues to make the process most effective for you. Moreover, if your deportation comes from a criminal conviction, are team is experienced in post conviction relief and other legal remedies which may stop a deportation proceeding.
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Personal Injury
- White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Visa, MasterCard & Discover
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Roger Williams University||J.D.|
|Member, Rhode Island State Bar|
|Member, Massachusetts State Bar|