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Facing Criminal Charges in Rhode Island?

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If you’ve been accused of a crime in Providence, Rhode Island, you need to act fast to safeguard your reputation and freedom. You deserve a legal representative who will listen to you and fight for your voice to be heard. The Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers at Manosh Payette, LLC can provide unwavering advocacy and guidance to get you through this challenging process.

Our legal team has 36 years of combined experience handling all types of criminal defense cases including Providence domestic violence,  homicide crimes, Providence sex crimes, gun charges, and more. We’ve worked our entire legal careers to defending the accused. We are empathetic and believe that fighting for people is both a privilege and a responsibility – and we take it very seriously.

If you’re facing an uncertain future due to criminal implications, you don’t just need a lawyer; you need a support system. Seek help from Manosh Payette, LLC, and you will never feel abandoned. We’ll be by your side every step of the way, ensuring that we provide the best possible strategies for your case.

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Trusted Defense Attorneys in Rhode Island

At Manosh Payette, LLC, we pride ourselves on finding creative solutions in every case and developing genuine connections with our clients. We want you to feel seen, heard, and supported throughout the process.

Decades of Trial Experience

Our attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases, including over 45 murder cases. We’ve spent decades defending individuals in Rhode Island courthouses and have a thorough understanding of criminal law and procedures.

Career Defenders

We’ve dedicated our lives to helping clients and their families navigate the complexities of criminal charges. We understand the challenges involved when the government is trying to take away your freedom.

Creative Problem Solving

We know that every criminal case involves unique facts and circumstances. We’ll thoroughly investigate the charges against you to build a customized plan that will help you get your life back on track.


Manosh Payette, LLC went above and beyond, and I just want to express my appreciation. You have stuck by me through dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation. I feel I have won my life back because of you despite the circumstances. Thank you for helping me through this tough time and aiding a new beginning of my life.

Communication with Kara was clear and precise, as to the law, prosecutor, judge, etc., and she set my expectations appropriately. She advocated aggressively on my behalf and followed through with each issue until it was concluded. Kara’s knowledge of the law, as well as the intricacies of the legal system (both locally and generally) allowed for her to advise me with accuracy and gave me confidence in her counsel. Without reservation, I highly recommend Kara for expert legal representation.

I would recommend Kara to others you cannot go wrong with her. She has done great thing to help me and would move mountains. She has always answered my calls, gotten the necessary information and will always be truthful, honest and let’s not forget kind. She is the best and only attorney you will need.

Elizabeth is the best attorney around. She’s a straight shooter. Communicative and honest. Everything we discussed is what happened. She’s going to always keep it real. I really appreciate what she’s done for me and my family. She got my case dismissed and I’m forever grateful to have her on my team. She was ready to fight. And she won. To me she’s not just ya average lawyer – she’s the best.

Why Should I Choose Manosh Payette, LLC?

If you’re up against criminal charges, it’s essential to have an experienced, dedicated, and compassionate advocate in your corner. Here’s why you will want us on your side.

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We Offer Customized Defense Strategies

Our team has an acute attention to detail that we employ in every case we handle. That allows us to create a personalized plan to defend you, whether that means challenging illegally obtained evidence or bringing in expert witnesses to bolster your case.

You’ll Have a Strong Support System

We pride ourselves on providing a sense of calm to our clients. We want you to feel secure in our ability to listen to your concerns and protect your rights.

36 Years of Combined Experience to Use to Your Advantage

Our attorneys have nearly forty years of combined experience practicing criminal law. We know how to take on complex cases and work toward favorable outcomes.

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Office Location

101 Dyer Street 2D Providence, Rhode Island 2903

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We Help Clients Beat Their Criminal Charges

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of a Drug Crime Case

After filing a Motion to Suppress, we were able to have illegally obtained evidence excluded, resulting in a dismissal of the drug charges.

Conviction Vacated

for an Assault

We argued that our client should’ve received a self-defense jury instruction based upon the testimony given. The Court agreed, the conviction was vacated, and our client was released from prison.

Not Guilty Verdict

for Domestic Violence

We handled the appeal, where we introduced evidence to question the alleged victim’s credibility. Our client was found not guilty and the family court reinstated his custody and visitation rights shortly after.

Professional Certifications and Organizations

LL.M in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law

Super Lawyers

Rhode Island Bar Association

Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Manosh Payette, LLC handles all types of criminal matters, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. If you were convicted of a crime after a trial in Rhode Island, we can also help you file an appeal and fight the conviction.

Providence, RI

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Providence, Rhode Island?

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you have the option to hire an attorney. If you’re facing jail time and other consequences, it’s in your best interest to hire an attorney to receive the best possible results.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The answer to this question depends heavily on the circumstances. If you’re facing a relatively minor and straightforward offense, you will typically pay less than if your case is complex or involves a serious crime or aggravating factors. We provide a no-cost case strategy session, where we can give a transparent explanation of our attorney’s fees.

What Should I Do If I’m Arrested in Rhode Island?

Never speak with the police without an attorney present. Exercise your right to remain silent and clearly request an attorney. Your lawyer will advise you how to best move forward. When you hire Manosh Payette, LLC, if you have been arrested, we will handle all communication with police and prosecutors.

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Here To Preserve Your Freedom and Champion Your Rights

At Manosh Payette, LLC, we’ll rigorously examine the charges you’re facing, searching for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We’ll also look for exculpatory evidence that could lead to a dismissal of the case.

Our Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys will provide skilled, honest legal advice and guidance as we assess the evidence and case against you. We want to ensure that you fully understand the process and the impact of any tough decisions you must make.

Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of Rhode Island criminal law and procedure. We’ll use that knowledge in and out of the courtroom as we develop a robust defense tailored to the facts of your case.

We aren’t afraid of a long, arduous legal battle. We’re experienced litigators who know how to fight for people who have been silenced by the criminal justice system. We’ll deploy creative motions and strategies to get the best possible outcome for you.

101 Dyer St Suite 2D, Providence, RI 02903, United States

Meet Our Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our Rhode Island criminal defense law firm is committed to advocating for the accused. Our founding attorneys, Kara Hoopis Manosh and Elizabeth Payette, have both spent their legal careers zealously defending individuals and fighting for their voices to be heard.

We are experienced at trial and devoted to obtaining justice. We’ve handled thousands of criminal cases and have appeared in every courthouse in Rhode Island. Contact our team if you need help with a criminal matter.

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