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Red flag bill, bump stocks ban now law

Red flag bill, bump stocks ban now law

Governor signs bills passed by General Assembly yesterday STATE HOUSE – Following passage by the General Assembly yesterday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo today signed into law two bills to prevent gun violence and mass shootings: “red flag” legislation that allows courts to disarm individuals who are believed by law enforcement to represent a violent threat […]

OLENN & PENZA LLP NAMES THREE NEW PARTNERS TO FIRM

OLENN & PENZA LLP NAMES THREE NEW PARTNERS TO FIRM

WARWICK— Melina Trudeau, Krista Schmitz and Michael Forte, Jr, of The Law Firm of Olenn & Penza LLP, were recently named Partners after each achieved outstanding results in pushing the firm forward and successes inside the courtroom. Trudeau, an attorney licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, joined the firm in 2004. Her work […]

Asset Seizures in Rhode Island Overwhelmingly Involve Smaller Dollar and Property Values

Asset Seizures in Rhode Island Overwhelmingly Involve Smaller Dollar and Property Values

AG and other law enforcement agencies over-emphasize larger criminal enterprises as basis for their opposition Providence, RI — Contradicting the testimony of officials from the Attorney General’s office and other state and local law enforcement agencies, a new report from the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights using the State’s own data, shows that over 93% of […]

RI State Senate Passes "Kristen's Law"

RI State Senate Passes “Kristen’s Law”

The Rhode Island State Senate today passed Kristen’s Law, which specifies controlled substance delivery resulting in death, carrying a penalty of up to life in prison. The legislation was filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin in honor of Kristen Coutu who was murdered after taking a deadly dose of fentanyl in […]

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