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Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you've been arrested or are under investigation, you need experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Being charged with a crime can threaten your family, your livelihood and your personal freedom. Whether you’ve be charged with an assault, a felony or any other criminal offense, the law offices of Sheeley Law are the criminal defense lawyers to turn to at times like these.  Attorney Ann Sheeley understands the criminal justice system and what is at stake for her clients. Sheeley Law vows to protect your rights and works hard to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. With Sheeley Law by your side, it is possible to get your charges reduced, your penalties lessened, or even get your case dismissed.


In addition, if you have been wrongly convicted, this recent article may be for you. Check out how those wrongly convicted in RI may be entitled to compensation under a new Law.

Protect Your Rights

From getting pulled over by a police officer to being charged with a crime, you have rights and those rights should always be protected. Importantly, you need to know that you have a constitutional right to an attorney. You also have the right to be told exactly what charges are being filed against you. 


If you have been arrested for or are under investigation for a crime involving drugs, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible to minimize the consequences. In addition to charges filed by the state, you may also face federal criminal charges that can carry much more severe penalties. It is essential to get experienced legal counsel to protect your rights in these types of cases. 


Being educated on your rights is more important than ever these days. Attorney Ann Sheeley has over 25 years of experience with crimes ranging from DUI/OUI (including a Marijuana DUI) to Drug Charges to Probation Violations and Bail Hearings to Robbery, Burglary and Larceny.  We are not here to judge you. We are only here to protect your rights and fight hard for your case.

What To Do If You Are Pulled Over By Police

We will all get pulled over at least once in our life. You see the red and blue lights in your mirror, your palms get sweaty and then what? There's a lot that could go wrong, whether or not you are guilty of anything. It is important that you understand what the police expect from you and what you should expect from the police. For that reason, Sheeley Law has provided important information on what you should do if you are pulled over by the police. Please click here to learn about your rights and the best course of action to take the next time you are pulled over.

What was your arrest? Please click below for information on Sheeley Law's Services


If you've been arrested for Driving Under the Influence or Operating Under the Influence, Sheeley Law will protect your rights and defend your freedom.


Marijuana is a complex issue and punishments for marijuana DUIs vary drastically.  You need an experienced lawyer like Ann Sheeleyto help you .


Sheeley Law has been helping clients facing drug charges for more than 25 years. We will build the strongest possible criminal defense to preserve your rights


There are a variety of offenses that could lead to an arrest for Disorderly Conduct in RI. Sheeley Law can develop a defense strategy to minimize your punishment, protect your rights and defend you in court.


If you are being called before a probation hearing, it is critical that you are represented by an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. 


From questioning or interrogation through arrest, and throughout the entire criminal justice process, Sheeley Law will defend your rights, whether advocating for case dismissal, reduced charges, acquittal or a plea bargain.


Certain criminal cases are eligible for expungement or sealing your criminal record from public view. Sheeley Law has extensive experience with expungement cases and is prepared to help you get a clean start in life.


Free Case Evaluation

We offer free no obligation consultations and will work around your schedule.


Personalized & Dedicated Services

From the start of your case to its conclusion, you will work directly with attorney Ann Sheeley.


Convenient Scheduling & Payment Options

We can meet with you in our offices in Newport, Warwick, North Providence or Pawtucket, or at another location in Rhode Island or Massachusetts that is convenient for you. For your convenience, we also take credit cards.


No Surprises, Just Results

Our services have no surprises and no gimmicks. We will work to ensure we get the best possible outcome, no matter your situation.

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