Court Experience

Bill Dimitri is a criminal defense attorney dedicated to the representation of clients in criminal cases since 1984. While Bill's practice extends beyond the scope of criminal defense, his passion and focus has been, and remains, the defense of those accused of crimes. His association with other attorneys in his office allows him to, not only serve clients accused of crimes, but to also serve those who are: injured in auto accidents or through the negligence of others, seeking help with divorce and child support, as well as estate planning and probate matters.

Utilizing the knowledge and skills honed from years of experience and from practice with his predecessors, Bill has served clients in all courts in the state, including: Municipal Courts, Traffic Courts, Rhode Island District Court, Superior Court, Supreme Court, United States District Court for Rhode Island, the Federal Courts of Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Texas; as well as State Courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Jersey. He has also been admitted and argued before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and has written briefs for the Second Circuit Court in New York and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Bill Dimitri has handled nearly every type of criminal case during his years of practice. While some attorneys will claim to have experience in handling a variety of criminal cases, Bill has actually tried a significant number of cases to verdict. Some of his trials include:

  • traffic offenses
  • driving under the influence of liquor
  • refusal to take a breathalyzer
  • disorderly conduct
  • assault
  • felony assault and assault with the intent to commit murder
  • murder
  • robbery
  • weapons offenses
  • drug offenses
  • white collar offenses such as embezzlement and bribery
  • extortion and interstate travel in aid of extortion
  • kidnapping
  • illegal transportation of aliens, and
  • sexual assault and child molestation.
Bill also has experience in trying civil cases before these same courts, has briefed and argued criminal and civil cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and criminal cases in the Federal Appellate Courts. In short, Bill has an abiding belief that every person has the constitutional right to the best defense, and that includes exploring all options in the representation of his clients. While negotiating plea agreements and pre-trial dispositions are certainly common, Bill believes it is important to actually know how to try a case, and this knowledge and experience is what separates Bill from the rest.

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