If you or a loved one has been suspected of, charged with or convicted of a crime, you want an aggressive, skilled criminal defense attorney you can trust. At The Law Office of Katherine Godin, Inc., you can have confidence in knowing that Attorney Kate Godin is just such an attorney. Whether it is a Magistrate’s Hearing, misdemeanor, felony, appeal, sex offender registration or even traffic ticket for driving over the Pawtucket Bridge on I-95, Kate is prepared to give each case and each client the attention they deserve.
Arguably the most vital time to have legal representation in a criminal case is before the defendant is even arrested. Attorney Godin has experience in representing those suspected of committing crimes, and has helped guide her clients through the delicate process of interacting with law enforcement. Learn more about that process by visiting our Pre-Charge Investigation page.
Criminal convictions and Sex Offender Classification Levels can have irreversible consequences on defendants, especially if he or she is not a citizen of the United States. Domestic violence crimes have their own additional consequences, including, but not limited to possible deportation of non-U.S. citizens and required batterer intervention programs. That is why it is so important to find a lawyer who understands the process, believes in obtaining the best result possible for each client, and is willing and able to put in the dedication that your case deserves.
The law firm focuses its practice on representing those charged with violating the criminal laws of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Kate has represented defendants charged with state and federal felonies and misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct (R.I.G.L. section 11-45-1), driving with a suspended license (R.I.G.L. section 31-11-18), felony assault (assault with a dangerous weapon) (R.I.G.L. section 11-5-2), felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm (R.I.G.L. section 11-5-2.1), first-degree child molestation (R.I.G.L. section 11-37-8.2), first-degree robbery, kidnapping (R.I.G.L. section 11-26-1), possession of marijuana (first offense) (R.I.G.L. section 21-28-4.01) resisting arrest (R.I.G.L. section 12-7-10), second-degree child abuse (R.I.G.L. section 11-9-5.3), second-degree child molestation (R.I.G.L. section 11-37-8.4), shoplifting (R.I.G.L. section 11-41-20) (M.G.L.A. 266, section 30A), and third-degree sexual assault (statutory rape) (R.I.G.L. section 11-37-7).
Potential representation includes arraignment, bail hearings, bail violation hearings, probation violation hearings, pre-trial proceedings, bench or jury trials, motions for new trial, sentencings, parole proceedings and motions to expunge. We also represent those charged with traffic offenses, especially those charged with axle and/or weight restriction violations at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
If you or your loved one is facing a criminal charge or a traffic offense, consult with an attorney by calling (401) 274-2423 today or emailing email@example.com.
Being charged with and/or convicted of a sex offense can have devastating effects on the defendant’s life (as well as his friends and family’s lives). Those convicted of sex crimes are frequently subjected to long periods of incarceration, restrictive conditions of supervised probation, and at times, lifelong GPS monitoring (which allows the State to know the location of the offender at all times). Most are also subjected to their personal information and location being relayed to various state agencies and organizations (depending on their Sex Offender Classification Level). At The Law Office of Katherine Godin, Inc., we focus on representing those charged with and/or convicted of sex offenses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
To learn more, click on our Sex Crimes Defense and Sex Offender Registration pages and follow our Sex Crimes Blog. For those convicted of a sex offense and living, working or going to school in Massachusetts, read our Massachusetts SORB page.
A criminal conviction can have severe consequences on a defendant (beyond their imposed sentence), especially if the defendant is not a citizen of the United States or has been convicted of a sex offense. One’s appellate and post-conviction rights are very specific and typically require the help of an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to preserve. Attorney Godin has experience in filing and litigating post-conviction relief applications, as well as appeals in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Federal Courts. Learn more by visiting the Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief pages.
In addition to her criminal law practice, Attorney Godin is also involved in civil litigation (mostly focusing on Constitutional Law and housing/landlord-tenant matters). Currently, Kate is a volunteer attorney with the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and is currently serving a three-year term on the RI ACLU’s Board of Directors.
Kate’s practice in the area of civil litigation is limited. However, if our firm cannot handle your civil case, we can certainly put you in contact with firms that can.
Contact us today at (401) 274-2423 to learn more.