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February 2017 Archives

Immigrants: Know your rights with law enforcement

Even in the best political climates, immigrants face a lot of uncertainties. However, when there's an anti-immigrant sentiment taking hold among some of the people in your adopted homeland, many immigrants become unsure of their legal rights.

Rhode Island repeat DUI offender penalties

If you are facing a drunk driving charge, you may be worried about how it might affect your reputation, your career and your personal relationships in addition to any fines and criminal penalties you may face. The repercussions associated with a drunk driving conviction tend to vary based on factors such whether you are over the age of 21 and how high your blood-alcohol content is, and they, too, vary based on whether it is your first or a subsequent offense.

What's the difference between seeking refuge and seeking asylum?

Asylum seekers are another aspect of the ever-evolving immigration landscape in the United States. While many people are focused on undocumented immigrants and refugees, there are other foreign nationals in the U.S. that are desperately hoping to be granted asylum. Without it, they may be returned to countries where they may die because of persecution.

Rhode Island's Senate pushes bill to help mentally-ill defendants

Mental health issues are on the minds of the Rhode Island Senate as policy makers try to push through a package of reforms designed to encourage treatment of the mentally ill rather than incarceration.

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