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Thomas Briody

  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Rhode Island
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Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
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Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Legal Answers
Q. I was arrested for taking my wife's phone when she threatened to call the police. They asked me in my home if I took her
A: The answer is most like yes, your statement is admissible. The police will argue that you were not in custody at the time you made the statement. Miranda warnings (rights, as you call them) are only required to be administered when you are not free to leave and the police question you. You need to retain a lawyer and look carefully at the facts surrounding the police questioning you.
Q. I have a no contact order against me by my wife. If I change my FB profile picture to us and two kids is it a violation?
A: This is a very bad idea. It will be interpreted as an attempt to connect with her, in violation of the order. Maybe you could argue that is not your intent, but I highly doubt that a judge will believe you. Don’t do it.
Q. Can I get charged for a felony by helping a detective retrieve a stolen firearm
A: Depends on the circumstances in which you “helped.” It’s not automatic, but gun offenses are treated harshly in Rhode Island. You need to speak directly and privately with an attorney.
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Contact & Map
91 Friendship St
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 751-5151
Fax: (401) 331-7454