From the desk of:
Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz
Thank you for taking the time to review my Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney website. I strongly believe that all clients, and potential clients, are entitled to as much information as possible when making important decisions concerning legal matters. Thus, as potentially your future Rhode Island Attorney I hope this website is informative.
I am a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from disorderly conduct to first degree murder in every Rhode Island County. Additionally, along with other prosecutors, I lectured in-coming police academy cadets on proper drunk driving and Rhode Island DUI investigations and prosecutions. This unique experience has allowed me a wealth of knowledge not readily available to the average Rhode Island DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients.
Since 1997 I have also been aggressively representing clients as a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer to assist those charged with a criminal offense in Rhode Island.
Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and typically appearing in court with you. I am in court just about every day, and I strongly believe that each client deserves this personal service. My office provides free consultations, and I am available 24 hours a day for emergencies. My firm provides aggressive, personal representation and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Hablamos Espanol.
Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, RI DUI, RI DWI, Capital Offenses, Misdemeanors, Felonies, Traffic Violations, Drug Crimes, Drug Trafficking, Juvenile Law, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Torts, Tort Liability, Civil Liability, Litigation.
Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Criminal Defense; Driving While Intoxicated; Capital Offenses; Misdemeanors; Felonies; Traffic Violations; Criminal Prosecution; Drug Crimes; Drug Trafficking; Juvenile Law; Child Abuse and Neglect; Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Domestic Violence; Adoption Law; Paternity; Restraining Orders; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Slip and Fall; Wrongful Death; Torts; Tort Liability; Civil liability; Litigation.
Admitted: 1993, Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 1993 College: University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science, 1990 Member: Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association. Biography: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Business, Special Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division), Rhode Island, 1993-1997 Reported Cases: Cronan v. Cronan, 99-378; State of R.I.v. Shinn, 00-211B.