Rhode Island Lawyer Joseph Patriarca’s proven record of success within the Rhode Island criminal justice system allows him to provide his clients the defense they deserve.  Joseph Patriarca provides experienced and successful representation for clients in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney to represent them in matters before the Rhode Island Federal Court and District Courts.

Our areas of Criminal defense expertise include: Defense for Misdemeanors and Felonies; Juvenile Criminal Defense; Criminal Expungements; Assisting in surrendering on arrest/bench warrants.


You may have been cited for speeding, a red light violation, DUI, or for any other moving violation. Regardless of the nature of your traffic offense or its location in the state, attorney Joseph Patriarca can help resolve these traffic matters in a favorable way and provide the legal assistance you need to fight the charges.

Whether you have been stopped for:
Turn signal violation
Traffic device violation
Reckless driving (a criminal offense in Rhode Island)
Presence of alcohol
Failure to wear seat belt
Driving on a suspended license (a criminal offense in Rhode Island)
DUI (a criminal offense in Rhode Island)
Refusal to submit to a chemical test
Suspended Licenses or any other Traffic Violations

Attorney Joseph Patriarca can help fight and win your traffic tickets. Pleading guilty, by paying the ticket, can make your insurance rate go up substantially and you could even lose your license as a result of a traffic ticket. It is important to fight the ticket and fight hard for a dismissal.


Joseph Patriarca has years of experience in Rhode Island’s Family Court concentrating in RI child custody, family law, child support, visitation, and Juvenile Criminal charges.