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  1. Free Case Evaluation

    We take the time to make sure you understand all your legal issues, risks and consequences, that starts at your free evaluation.

  2. Courtroom Experience

    Stefanie Murphy's experience as a prosecutor allows her to build strong cases knowing the procedures and strategies of how the authorities will prosecute your case.

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    We provide 5 star individualize care for every one of our clients and cases, while protecting your freedom and legal rights.

Protecting and defending clients throughout Providence and Rhode Island

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney


Have you been charged with a crime in Rhode Island? If so, the Rhode Island criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy can help you! If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, or if you believe an arrest may be imminent – contact Stefanie Murphy right away. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer before your case escalates can mean the difference in fines, jail time, probation and more. Battling for your freedom should not be a gamble – Stefanie Murphy knows what it takes to represent you and prove your innocence.

Stefanie A. Murphy gives every client she represents the focused individual attention that yields results.

Criminal Charges Can Create Chaos in Your Life

Being accused of a crime can be terrifying, stressful, and humiliating. It can have lasting effects on your family, your career, your immigration status, and your standing in the community. You may feel hopeless, embarrassed, and concerned for your reputation. But you are not alone. In the United States, nearly a third of the population has had a brush with the law at some point.

Every criminal charge is different with its own unique set of circumstances. Using an in-depth knowledge of Rhode Island’s criminal statutes, years of experience in the state’s criminal courts, and the ability to take a fresh look at every case she takes on, Stefanie will develop an aggressive, creative, and targeted defense strategy, focused on the specific facts of your case and your individual needs.

Fighting Criminal Defense Cases

A client calls a criminal defense attorney after being arrested or after they believe they may be arrested (some clients call after they have already gone to court). Stefanie Murphy will take the time to speak or meet with you and determine whether it’s a good match. She will take the time to learn all about you as a person as well as your case.

After signing on, the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy will get all the reports, photos, videos and everything else she needs to learn about the case and prepare for defense in court. After thoroughly reviewing all the discovery, Stefanie will file motions on your behalf to dismiss the case and/or suppress evidence against you. What this does is limit any evidence that can be used against you.

Examples of Motion to Dismiss:

  • No Probable Cause
  • No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
  • Improper Search


Examples of Motions to Suppress are motions so suppress evidence, statements, witnesses, etc. Some of these motions will go to hearings where there is the opportunity to get the charges dismissed and/or evidence suppressed. Throughout the motions and the court appearances, the Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers at Law Offices of Stefanie A Murphy will keep fighting for what you want whether its a dismissal or an amendment.

Communication & Responsiveness

Experience counts

As a former prosecutor, Stefanie knows what to expect at every stage of the legal process. She will quickly identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and determine how to use them to produce a positive outcome for you. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the standard of proof in a criminal case is a high one: beyond a reasonable doubt. It is her job to use the evidence, or lack thereof, to create that doubt―a job she takes very seriously and performs effectively.

If the evidence is particularly weak, she can sometimes persuade the prosecutor not to file charges at all, or if charges have already been filed, to reduce them or drop them entirely; or she may be able to negotiate participation in a diversion program that will prevent you from having a criminal record. If it is in your best interest to take your case to trial, Stefanie has the courtroom skills and persuasive manner to gain the trust of the jury, an important characteristic when your future is hanging in the balance and you need an acquittal.

Get the Legal Help You Need Now

For the respect you deserve, along with the full protection of your constitutional rights with the least damage to your reputation, your freedom, and your prospects for the future, contact the law offices of Stefanie A. Murphy to schedule a free consultation today. If you can’t come to our office in East Greenwich, Stefanie will come to you.

Stefanie has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and has earned consistently high ratings and accolades from her satisfied clients.

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Address 6 Wanton Shippee Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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