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Criminal Defense

After an arrest - no matter the seriousness of the crime - it is critically important to hire a defense attorney as soon as possible. The work of building a strong defense to the charges begins immediately. The sooner your criminal defense lawyer can begin work, the more sophisticated and powerful your defense will be.

To consult a criminal law attorney with 30 years' criminal defense experience in Rhode Island, contact The Law Offices of Mark L. Smith to schedule an appointment.

Experienced White Collar Crime Defense Lawyers

White collar crimes include a wide range of non-violent financial crimes like public corruption, honest services fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, identity theft and Internet crimes.

Attorney Mark L. Smith understands the intricacy of white collar criminal law, and has experience defending these types of cases. His past clients include public and non-public officials, lobbyists and corporate employees accused of accepting or giving gifts and/or bribes.

Defense of Serious Drug Charges

Conviction for serious drug possession or distribution charges can carry severe penalties, including long prison sentences and loss of your personal property if the government can prove it was used in the distribution of controlled substances. Attorney Smith has tried more than 80 drug charge cases to a jury, and we have the experience you need to provide the best possible defense.

A Seasoned Attorney for Serious Felony Charges

Felony charges are different from misdemeanor charges. The potential penalties are higher, the cases can be more complicated to defend and - especially in the case of violent crimes - emotions among the prosecution, the victims and the defendant may run very high. Attorney Smith has tried more than 30 murder cases to a jury - if you want to fight your case all the way to the end, we have the experience to mount a powerful defense on your behalf.

Contact The Law Offices of Mark L. Smith

Do not delay if you have been charged with a crime, or if you suspect you will be charged. Your attorney must begin immediately to build your defense. To consult with us about your case, call us in Providence at 401-272-1432 or in North Smithfield at 401-769-4120. Or, send us an e-mail for a quick 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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Third Trial Ordered for R.I. Man Accused of Murdering Ex-girlfriend

A Superior Court judge granted a new trial to Juan L. Diaz, making it the third time Diaz will be tried for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend. Diaz's lawyer, Mark Smith, proposed a motion to invalidate the conviction and the state did not oppose.
Providence Journal- Mark Smith -Feb. 12, 2014

Mob Strip Club Shake-Down Case- Extortion Conspiracy & Raqueteering Conspiracy -

Alleged mobster arrested by federal agents & accused in a RICO conspiracy case of extorting money from Providence strip clubs to benefit the New England La Cosa Nostra, USA vs. Various Members of NELCN 2011.

CVS Corruption Trial Mail Fraud & Bribery -

Former CVS executive cleared of 23 charges including honest-services mail fraud & trying to bribe former state Sen. John Celona to win favor in the State House for the Woonsocket-based drugstore chain, CVS, 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.