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Brett Beaubien provides aggressive criminal defense advocacy in state and federal courtin Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Attorney Beaubien relentlessly defends the Constitutionalrights of his clients, and fights to get the best possible outcome in every case, no matter how challenging.

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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer


At the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien , we know the profound impact that criminal charges can have on one’s life. With this understanding, we commit ourselves to tenaciously advocating for the most favorable outcome in every case, ready to stand before a judge and jury whenever necessary.

Our reputation is built upon the exceptional service we deliver. We begin by attentively listening to your story, clarifying the nature of the allegations against you, and breaking down the judicial process that lies ahead. Attorney Brett Beaubien can conduct a detailed review of your case, offering insights into its potential strengths and challenges.

We ensure that you are kept informed on all developments, arming you with the knowledge needed to make empowered decisions about your case. We prioritize timely responses to your inquiries and address your concerns with the utmost consideration. Our commitment revolves around exemplary client service coupled with a relentless drive to achieve the most advantageous outcomes.

For a complimentary initial consultation with the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien, reach out to us online or call (401) 427-4280. Our office is located in Providence, RI, and we offer services in both English and Spanish. We are proud to extend our legal expertise to individuals in Bristol County, Attleboro, Norfolk County, Providence County, and across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Our Case results

Appeal Granted – Rhode Island Supreme Court


Harassing phone call charge and violation of probation allegation


Larceny by false representation.


Massachusetts Appeals Court Decision in Our Client’s Favor


Larceny and Larceny by False Pretenses in Plymouth County


Unauthorized Dissemination of Indecent Material – the “Revenge Porn Law.”


Domestic Disorderly Conduct


Felon in Possession of a Firearm – Federal Charges


Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct

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Navigating Criminal Charges in Rhode Island


Facing a criminal charge in Rhode Island carries a weight that can unsettle anyone. The legal journey ahead demands an understanding of the intricate legal process and a guide who can navigate it with precision.

Rhode Island criminal lawyer Brett V. Beaubien’s practice is built on a client-focused foundation, ensuring a comprehensive analysis and crystal-clear communication. From the moment of accusation to the final verdict, clients receive unwavering support from Brett V. Beaubien.

The Defense Strategy — A Personalized Blueprint for Justice

In criminal defense, strategy is the art of navigating the legal system with a tailored approach that aligns with the nuances of criminal law. At the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien, crafting a defense strategy for criminal cases is a meticulous process that begins when a client walks through the door and continues through every stage of the legal proceedings.

Initial Assessment and Evidence Gathering

The foundation of a strong defense is built with a comprehensive initial assessment. This involves a detailed interview with the client to understand the circumstances surrounding the charges. With this information, criminal defense attorneys begin the crucial work of evidence gathering. This may include:

  • Collecting physical evidence
  • Obtaining police reports
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Hiring forensic experts
  • Analyzing digital footprints

Evidence is the cornerstone of the defense, and meticulous attention to detail can make the difference between conviction and acquittal for criminal offenses.

Legal Research and Case Law Review

Equipped with the facts, the firm dives into legal research and reviews relevant case law. This step is about finding precedents that can influence the outcome of a case and identifying legal arguments that can be used to the clients advantage.

The law is a living body, and staying abreast of its changes is pivotal to formulating an effective defense strategy.

Strategy Development and Client Collaboration

Every piece of information and legal insight culminates in developing a defense strategy. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a bespoke plan designed to fit the clients specific situation.

The firms commitment to personalized defense means clients are involved in strategy discussions, ensuring the chosen path aligns with their legal goals.

Pre-Trial Proceedings and Plea Negotiations

Pre-trial proceedings and plea negotiations are critical phases in the criminal defense process that can significantly affect the outcome of a case. At the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien, these stages are handled with strategic finesse, aiming to secure the most advantageous position for the client before setting foot in a courtroom.

During pre-trial proceedings, the defense has the opportunity to engage in several key activities that can shape the course of the case, including:

  • Discovery: The firm exercises due diligence in the discovery process, scrutinizing the prosecutions evidence, seeking out any procedural errors, and identifying constitutional violations that could result in the suppression of evidence.
  • Motions: Strategic motions can be filed to dismiss certain charges or challenge the admissibility of evidence, weakening the prosecutions case or even leading to a dismissal.
  • Investigation: The defense may conduct its own investigation, gathering facts, interviewing witnesses, and collecting evidence supporting the clients case.
  • Legal Challenges: The firm may raise legal challenges, such as questioning the legality of searches or arrests, which can play a pivotal role in protecting clients rights.

Plea negotiations offer a path to resolution without a trial and come with their own set of strategies, like:

  • Negotiating Charges: The firm may negotiate with prosecutors to reduce or dismiss some charges, which could lead to lesser penalties or qualify for alternative sentencing options more favorable to the client.
  • Bargaining: Even if charges remain, negotiating the sentencing terms can be beneficial, potentially reducing jail time or fines.
  • Diversion Programs: For eligible clients, diversion programs can be negotiated, allowing for rehabilitation instead of incarceration or conviction, often resulting in the dismissal of charges upon successful completion.
  • Risk Assessment: The firm provides a candid assessment of the risks and benefits of going to trial versus accepting a plea deal, empowering clients to make informed decisions.

The key in pre-trial proceedings and plea negotiations is to balance the trial risks against the certainty of a plea agreement. The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien works tirelessly to mitigate the risks to the client while maintaining a state of readiness for trial, should it become the best course of action. This dual-focused approach to criminal defense cases protects the clients interests at every stage, setting the groundwork for a favorable outcome, whether in or out of the courtroom.

Courtroom Representation and Advocacy

If a case goes to trial — whether it be a District Court or the Rhode Island Superior Court — courtroom representation is where the firm’s strategy is implemented. This includes:

  • Opening statements that frame the narrative
  • Cross-examinations that expose weaknesses in the prosecution’s case
  • Presentation of exculpatory evidence
  • Expert testimony to bolster the defense
  • Closing arguments that leave a lasting impression on the jury

The firm’s advocacy is focused, persuasive, and unwavering throughout the trial.

Continuous Reassessment and Adaptation

A defense strategy is not static; it evolves as the case progresses. The firm continuously reassesses its approach in light of new information and developments, ready to adapt and pivot as necessary to maintain the most vigorous defense.

The Pledge of the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien

The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien pledges to each client that their defense strategy will be as dynamic and distinctive as their case. The goal is not just to defend but to advocate, represent, and protect. Through this personalized, strategic, and relentless pursuit of justice, the firm stands as a defender of the accused, ready to assert their rights and secure their future.


When you choose to partner with Attorney Beaubien, you will benefit from a criminal defense lawyer whose passion is helping individuals accused of crimes preserve their Constitutional rights, such as due process and equal protection under the law.

This passion to serve is a direct reflection of the quality of representation he provides. Attorney Beaubien handles state and federal criminal charges of all kinds, regardless of complexity, from DUI defense and minor drug crimes to violent crimes such as assault and battery and domestic violence charges.

We understand the uncertainty and worry you and your family may be experiencing. Criminal charges can lead to severe penalties, including jail or prison time, restrictive probations, heavy fines, and the collateral damage of a permanent criminal record. We will do everything to help you avoid or minimize such consequences. 

Attorney Beaubien will always attempt to negotiate the best outcome for your legal issue. But, when negotiation is not an option, he is ready to fight even the most difficult challenges in court. As a Providence criminal defense attorney, he promises nothing but professionalism, competence, and dedication to your cause.

Brett's a great lawyer. He's honest, hard working, and will get you the result you deserve. If you're looking for an attorney that'll go above & beyond your expectations, then Brett V. Beaubien is the right attorney for you because he believes in his clients. I'd definitely hire him again.


Brett was down to earth and awesome to work with. When I explained my situation to him, he assured me that he would help and did so in a timely manner. He was easy to get a hold of and always made me feel like a priority. I would absolutely hire him again.


Brett Beaubien is great! He was professional, patient, and always took my phone calls and answered any questions I had throughout this process. I’ll be forever grateful to him with his assistance in bringing my husband home to his family. Highly recommended!


Brett kept me informed throughout the whole process and was very fair with his billing of hours worked on my case. Exemplary professionalism as well.


If you want someone on you side Brett is your guy, I got the result that I wanted, He is really nice and very knowledgeable. Always keeping me informed at all times.


Brett is a very knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and effective lawyer! He explained all the paperwork and made sure that I understood what I was signing. I highly recommend Brett to anyone looking for an attorney.


Brett was very easy to work with, polite and understanding. Very capable of translating legal jargon into something the rest of us can understand. Hopefully I never need legal services again however if I do, it will be with Brett.


Brett has been an amazing resource during my time of need. He is extremely professional and level-headed. He is a great person to have on your side!


I read through all 24 existing 5 star reviews and I'll second each and every one of them. Brett is doing the impossible in offering service that is high quality, lightning fast, and low cost. Would recommend!


Excellent performance as my defense attorney, he was very knowledgeable about many subject matters and legal rights. He is definitely an out of the box thinker and believes in looking out for his client’s best interests over his own. 5 stars in my book!!!


Brett handled my case with ease. He explained all my options and the best way to go about them. We literally walked in court and he got a deal made and walked out less than 20 minutes. If you need someone to represent you and knows how to handle your case I highly recommend him!


Brett was a tremendous help and I highly recommend his services. He was referred to me for his expertise in a certain field, and there is no question he knows that field well. Thanks again Brett.


From the initial conversation to the final ruling and beyond I feel I have found my lawyer. Not that I ever hope to need his services again. But ya never know. Brett made me feel comfortable in the initial conversations. Came up with a plan and in my view said plan worked out better then what I could think of for myself. Calls, text and emails always responded to in a timely fashion, usually in the form you submit them. Ultimately after having dealings with him he has changed my views and the system can work. If you have Brett on your side you are ahead of the game and I believe he does and will do the same for any of his clients. Thank You Brett.


Shoutout to Brett for the amazing job on my case. The results were unbelievable. He truly is the man. I highly recommend him.


Brett is a truly professional and dedicated attorney. He was always available via e-mail and/or phone calls. He provided excellent advice, and was willing to listen to me and work with me on every aspect of my case. I truly encourage anyone in need of legal advice to contact him!


Attorney Beaubien handled a traffic case for me and was incredibly efficient, got the job done and was very reasonably priced. On of the best legal experiences I've ever had. Recommended highly!


Brett was extremely professional, helpful, and quick, and I would recommend his services to anyone.


Brett is an extremely professional, personable, and intelligent guy. He’s easy to talk to, always quick to respond, leaves you with the feeling that you’re in good hands and has your back. If I ever need a lawyer again he’s the first person I’m calling! Thanks again for your help Brett!


Brett is hands down the best lawyer. He always made himself available and gets things done fast and diligently. He’s extremely professional and personable.


I wish I could give Attorney Beaubien ten stars!I not only recommend Attorney Beaubien, but I guarantee once you have retained his services, you too will look no further. He is a knowledgeable and trustworthy person, and without a doubt, there is no other attorney that will work as diligently for you.Words do not convey how appreciative my family and I are for how communicative & responsive he has been.Attorney Beaubien’s understanding of the legal system and his tireless efforts to support our needs are invaluable.


Brett was absolutely fantastic. I had some old charges that I was getting cleared up to get my life in order and he went above and beyond the call of a lawyer. He was professional in every aspect and even after my charges were taken care of and he got 4 of 6 charges dropped and the other 2 were pled down to a misdemeanor with probation out of state, he still is working on getting old driving record expunged. Please if you are using a lawyer, Brett is the guy to use. He was worth every single penny I spent. If you need a lawyer this is the guy you want on your side. Thanks for everything Brett!


Brett is an absolutely AMAZING lawyer and person. He is knowledgeable on all aspects of your case and what needs to be done. I, not once had a hard time getting in touch with him. He answered all of my questions with patience, ease and kindness. He is down to earth, goes above and beyond for his clients and I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. No one needs a lawyer when things are going great, but he makes things much easier to handle especially knowing your case will be in good hands.


My experience working with Brett has been phenomenal. He is the real meaning of someone who will do absolutely everything possible to seek the truth and construct the best defense. Brett is very professional and efficient. He has extensive knowledge of the law and his commitment shows in his work. Brett will successfully resolve difficult cases, and he is also able to resolve cases beyond the scope of many lawyers. I can honestly say that Brett had a positive impact on my life. I am truly grateful for everything he has done for me and I can recommend him without reservation.


Could not have asked for a better lawyer to have in my corner. Brett was able to help me navigate through a challenging divorce with what sometimes seemed like impossible obstacles. Brett is very grounded reasonable and professional. He is on top of everything and I always felt supported and confident in his ability to get this done.


Brett is an amazing lawyer! He's the type of lawyer that doesn’t say he can do some thing if he can’t, he will never lie to you! He is extremely honest and open and will lead you in the right direction! Brett is good at what he does and takes pride in it! He fully knows and understands all aspects of the legal system in and out. He is precise with everything he does! He protected my daughter and myself at all costs, he had both of our best interests at heart! Don't hesitate on hiring this man he will get the job done! He fully and completely got me everything I wanted and more I couldn't have done it without him!


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Client Service Excellence through Criminal Defense Experience

Client service excellence is not merely a phrase at the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien; the ethos propels the firm. Understanding the stress and uncertainty that legal challenges bring, the firm is dedicated to providing unparalleled support and guidance. When you hire Brett V. Beaubien's office, you're assured of an attentive, detailed, and tailored service to address every facet of your case.

With a clear focus on clients' needs and well-being, the firm ensures each individual receives a responsive and personalized experience. This commitment is evident in every interaction, from the initial consultation to the case's final resolution. The office is not just about representing clients in legal battles; it's about creating a supportive environment that fosters confidence and trust.

We understand the uncertainty and worry you and your family may be experiencing. Criminal charges can lead to severe penalties, including jail or prison time, restrictive probations, heavy fines, and the collateral damage of a permanent criminal record. We will do everything to help you avoid or minimize such consequences.

Attorney Beaubien will always attempt to negotiate the best outcome for your legal issue. But, when negotiation is not an option, he is ready to fight even the most difficult challenges in court. As a Providence criminal defense attorney, he promises nothing but professionalism, competence, and dedication to your cause.

Initiating Your Defense

Facing criminal charges in Rhode Island can be intimidating, leaving the accused concerned about the future. When you find yourself in such a predicament, taking decisive action to protect your rights and interests is crucial. The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien understands the gravity of your situation and offers a straightforward, structured approach to initiating your defense.

Upon reaching out to Brett V. Beaubien, you'll be greeted with more than legal expertise; you'll find a team ready to empower you with knowledge and action. The firm explains step-by-step how to navigate the criminal justice system, beginning with a comprehensive evaluation of your case. This initial consultation is designed to assess the charges against you, discuss potential legal strategies, and address any immediate concerns you may have.

Critical aspects of client service excellence at the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien include:

  • Prompt Communication: Clients can expect timely responses to their inquiries, ensuring they're never left in the dark.
  • Comprehensive Updates: Regular case updates mean clients are always informed about the status of their case and the next steps.
  • Outcome-Focused: Every action the firm takes is designed to secure the best possible outcome for the client.
  • Individual Attention: Each client's case is given the careful consideration it deserves, not treated as just another file.
  • Supportive Guidance: Navigating the justice system can be overwhelming, and the firm provides guidance every step of the way.
  • Strategic Planning: The firm works with clients to plan the most effective legal strategies.
  • Accessibility:Clients can access the legal team, ensuring their questions and concerns are addressed promptly.
  • Holistic Approach: The firm considers all aspects of the client's situation, considering how their case and its potential outcomes may impact their overall well-being.
  • Through these pillars of service, the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien demonstrates an unwavering dedication to client satisfaction and legal excellence. The firm's approach is not just about meeting expectations but exceeding them, providing a service that stands apart in criminal defense.

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Navigating Legal Queries

When faced with criminal charges, the uncertainty can be as overwhelming as the charges themselves. Our firm recognizes the importance of clear, accessible information. Here, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions by those seeking criminal defense in Rhode Island.

What should I do first if I’m charged with a crime in Rhode Island?

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking to law enforcement. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.

How does Brett V. Beaubien ensure my defense is personalized?

We delve into your unique situation using evidence, legal precedents, and an individualized approach to craft a defense strategy tailored just for you.

How long could my criminal case take?

The duration of criminal proceedings can vary greatly depending on the cases complexity, ranging from months to over a year. We strive to resolve cases efficiently while ensuring your rights are protected.

What are the potential costs of my defense?

The cost of defense depends on the cases specifics, including its complexity, the charges, and the required defense strategy. Our firm offers transparent pricing and discusses financial arrangements upfront. When you retain our firm, you will receive a written engagement letter that sets out the costs and terms of representation.

Can you help with bail and arraignments?

Our firm assists with bail hearings and arraignments, aiming to secure your release so you can continue your daily life while awaiting trial. We can also refer you to bail bondspeople who can assist with paying bail if needed.

Will my case go to trial?

Negotiations and plea bargains resolve many cases without trial. However, if a trial is in your best interest, Brett V. Beaubien is prepared to defend you vigorously in court as an aggressive trial attorney.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes typically punishable by fines or imprisonment for less than a year. Felonies are more serious, with penalties that can include prison time exceeding one year.

Can you handle cases in both state and federal courts?

Yes, as a federal criminal defense lawyer, Brett V. Beaubien is equipped to represent clients in state and federal courts, depending on the jurisdiction of the charges.

What is your approach to client-attorney communication?

Our firm values open, ongoing communication, ensuring you are informed and involved in every decision throughout your case. We are reachable by phone and email. And directly via a free app that connects clients to our firm’s electronic case management system where they can send messages, upload documents, and see their court dates.

How can I get started with my defense?

Reach out to our office to schedule a consultation. We will review your case, provide a preliminary assessment, and discuss the next steps.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes typically punishable by fines or imprisonment for less than a year. Felonies are more serious, with penalties that can include prison time exceeding one year.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes typically punishable by fines or imprisonment for less than a year. Felonies are more serious, with penalties that can include prison time exceeding one year.

By addressing these questions, the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien aims to demystify the complexities of the criminal justice process, providing clarity and confidence to those we serve.

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Securing Justice: Brett V. Beaubien's Commitment to Your Defense

Strong legal representation is key to a fair trial. In Rhode Island, the Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien embodies this principle as a top-tier criminal defense law firm. The firm’s dedication to justice and client success is unwavering, providing not just legal counsel but a fortress of advocacy to all who seek our services.

If you’re facing felony charges, drug offenses, or another criminal charge, reach out to the law offices of Brett V. Beaubien for a free consultation.