criminal defense

Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys have been successfully resolving South Kingstown arrest cases for decades.

Call today to win your case:

(401) 294-4555

Your South Kingstown arrest for a misdemeanor or felony is not the end of the world. The right lawyer can help immediately.

Matt and James have been handling South Kingstown arrest cases for clients for years. We are local attorneys who understand the process.

Any charge in South Kingstown can be emotional and embarrassing. We can help you resolve the case and clear your record.

Call us today for:

Disorderly Conduct

Simple Assault or Battery


Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer

Domestic Simple Assault

Our attorneys have been prosecutors for both the state and local towns. We understand the process. And we understand how to work with our clients to tell their story.

James and Matt work with police prosecutors, town solicitors, our clients, and third party witnesses to resolve our clients’ cases. We know there are always two sides to a story. We are here to make sure that your story is told – the right way.

Our goal is to resolve cases at the pre-trial stage. However, if we cannot resolve a case at pre-trial we will be ready for trial. Our attorneys have won dozens of trials in courtrooms across Rhode Island.

Your case is our priority. We are experienced and prepared. We look forward to helping you immediately.

Put our experience to work for you.

Call Callaghan & Callaghan today to clear your record (401) 294-4555

Our client, a young lady, was placed in an extremely difficult position by a former boyfriend. During a traffic stop, under duress, our client made a number of statements to the police on scene. Those statements lead to charges of Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct. Callaghan & Callaghan worked with client and third party witnesses to establish client’s innocence. Preparation, hard work, and persistence paid off. A trial in Washington County District Court resulted in not guilty verdicts on all counts.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client was pulled over by a local police department. The stop was based on a BOLO (be on lookout) for a specific vehicle. Our client was not cited for any moving violation. On scene he did not complete the field sobriety tests. He also refused the breathalyzer. Due to Constitutional issues raised regarding the stop, the charge was amended. Our client suffered no loss of license at any time.

A young man came to Callaghan & Callaghan facing an extremely serious criminal charge. Prior to charging in Superior Court Callaghan & Callaghan, with co-counsel, met with law enforcement on numerous occasions. Through a well devised strategy utilizing both the facts and case law, we secured a dismissal of the matter prior to charging. The dismissal included expugement and sealing of all records of the arrest. Our client’s record remains clean and his bright future is secure. The result achieved could only be described as optimal.

Multiple charges were dismissed by a Washington County police department due to Callaghan & Callaghan’s advocacy and tenacity. Callaghan & Callaghan passed the case for trial due to a number of evidentiary issues. Our client maintained her innocence through a self defense claim throughout the pre-trial stage. Callaghan & Callaghan pressed for a trial with in both the facts and our client. On the day of trial all charges were dismissed. A motion to expunge all charges from our client’s record has also been filed.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client came to us with a unique issue. Our client operates a commercial vehicle as part of his employment. However, due to some unfortunate circumstances he was cited for Texting While Driving. Callaghan & Callaghan successfully convinced the court and the prosecutor to amend the charges. The argument involved both the factual situation involved as well as the circumstances of the driver. Based on Callaghan & Callaghan’s presentation, the charge was amended to the complete satisfaction of the client.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client found himself in a very difficult situation. Our client was accused of a crime that he did not commit. Unfortunately, as is the case in many instances, alcohol contributed to the situation. To compound matters, after the arrest, a local news outlet picked up on the arrest. The client’s well known name was prominently displayed on a local news website. Callaghan & Callaghan immediately reached out to the reporter and conveyed the client’s complete belief in his innocence. The reporter then edited the news post to reflect our client’s innocence. Callaghan & Callaghan then engaged the police department, complainant, and city solicitor in an extensive discussion involving the weaknesses of the case. At the first pre-trial the matter was dismissed and expunged. Callaghan & Callaghan also reached out to the website administrator and had the original posting deleted. Our full service approach helped our client on a number of levels.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client recently had a simple assault domestic charge dismissed. Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys utilized witness statements and police reports to point out inconsistencies in the town’s case. After presenting their arguments to the prosecutor, the matter was dismissed.

A local police department charged a female defendant charged with Disorderly Conduct. Defendant was initially charged with a domestic offense, but Callaghan & Callaghan showed the prosecution that the defendant and alleged victim had no domestic relationship. Callaghan & Callaghan also argued that the matter did not meet the elements of the charged crime. Case dismissed.