Callaghan & Callaghan – Attorneys – Rhode Island



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3 Brown Street
Wickford Village
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Jul 18

Callaghan & Callaghan Helps a Client Recover Thousands

This week Callaghan & Callaghan worked with a client and the Attorney General to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen funds.  The money was taken from a senior citizen through a court appointed guardianship. Callaghan & Callaghan was appointed successor guardian in order to sort through and recover any outstanding funds. After a […]

Jul 07

DUI in Rhode Island – What is an SR-22?

An SR-22 is a vehicle liability insurance document required by the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles. In Rhode Island after driver pleads to a DUI or alcohol related driving offense he or she usually has to secure an SR-22 in order to have a driver’s license reinstated. The SR-22 is a certificate of insurance […]

Jun 20

What are the best interests of a child? Rhode Island Child Custody

What are the best interests of a child according to the Rhode Island Family Court? Child custody issues in Rhode Island revolve around the answer to that question. And coming to that answer is not always as clear as a parent might like. The controlling case in Rhode Island involving child custody matters explained that the […]

Jun 03

What is a Special Use Permit?

Special Use Permits can be a great land use tool. With proper legal analysis of a town’s ordinances, an application for a special use permit can result tremendous improvements to a home, small business, or corporation. In the past year one local property owner converted her garage loft space into an accessory dwelling unit. Another […]

May 23

Memorial Day Weekend: Increased Unmarked State Police Patrols

The Rhode Island State Police will increase patrols along area highways throughout Memorial Day weekend. According to WPRI 12 and AAA Southern New England, the holiday weekend brings a 3.5% increase in motorists traveling more than 50 miles or more. The ramped up RISP efforts will include extra troopers on duty in unmarked and low […]

May 13

This Weekend: DUI Patrols Increased in Southern Rhode Island

According to the Providence Journal, local law enforcement will be stepping up their DUI OUI DWI patrols this weekend in southern Rhode Island. More than 35 extra patrol cars will be on the lookout for suspicious drivers. Officers from North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Westerly, Jamestown, West Greenwich, and the Rhode Island State […]

Apr 17

3 Brown Street, Wickford, RI 02852

3 Brown Street, Wickford, RI 02852

Our new home in the historic village of Wickford.  Please visit us at 3 Brown Street, near the intersection of Phillips Street and Boston Neck Road.

Mar 17

Arrested in Newport RI? You need Newport’s Former Prosecutor

Arrested in Newport RI? The City by the Sea can be a great time – but sometimes it can go too far. If you, a friend, or family member has been arrested in Newport, RI, the county’s former chief prosecutor can help. Attorney James M. Callaghan was formerly the chief prosecutor in Newport County. James […]

Feb 18

What to expect: Going to criminal court without a lawyer

In criminal matters in Rhode Island courtrooms, arraignments, pre-trial conferences, pleas, and trials make up a small list of the potential scheduled appearances. After the judge takes the bench, the calendar will be called. The judge will call out each case on the docket. Depending on the court and the judge, the potential responses are […]

Jan 26

Do you have to take a Field Sobriety Test?

NO. That is the simple answer.  Yet the overwhelming majority of drivers pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving submit to the tests.  Why? Because the police ask them to. Recently I asked a law enforcement officer how often drivers refuse to take the Field Sobriety Tests.  His answer – almost never. Many people […]

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