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Is Road Rage an Accident Defense?

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

We've all experienced frustration on the road. Whether it's an oblivious driver who suddenly pulls in front of you, or an aggressive driver following too closely or honking at you for daring to follow the speed limit, it happens to the best of us. According to the AAA Foundation, road rage is com...

Complex Custody Challenges and the Holidays

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most emotional aspects of a divorce is determining custody. When those holidays roll around every year, and a parent faces not seeing their child, it can bring up strong feelings. Now, with Rhode Island topping 75,000 cases of COVID-19 and the U.S. approaching 17 million cases, custody...

Did you get a DUI arrest for Christmas?

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Christmas is a time of celebration, laughter, and good cheer all around the country. Unfortunately, DUI fatalities also spike in December. In response, authorities in Rhode Island ramp up DUI checkpoints and arrests during the holiday season, and you may find yourself swept up in the net. If you ...

Hit and Run Accidents: Who Pays?

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

An accident can happen to even the best of drivers. Unfortunately, you can't control the actions of the drivers around you. But when another driver hits you, what happens if they just drive away?   Rhode Island law requires any driver involved in an accident that causes property damage, injurie...

Car Accident Evidence Timeline

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you're in a car accident, it's hard to think ahead to what comes next. First, there's the shock of the accident. Then you may be dealing with your injuries or injured passengers. Finally, you'll be talking to the police and insurance companies. It can be easy to think that you'll worry about...

Teen Drug Charges: How Can I Help?

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

It's a call that all parents dread – “I'm at the police station. Can you come get me?” If your teenager faces a minor drug charge, you may be angry, scared, and disappointed. You may want to scream, but you may also want to ignore the problem or make your teen face the consequences alone. Unfo...

The Distracted Driving Epidemic—Causes and Consequences

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

In today's hectic culture, it comes as no surprise that we face more distractions nowadays than ever before. Unfortunately, that reality is translating to more injuries and deaths on the road. According to the CDC, distracted driving kills as many as 3500 people a year—approximately 9 per day. Ad...

Ancestry, DNA Testing, and Family Drama

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tracing one's family tree can be fun, exciting, and eye-opening—and websites like Ancestry.com make it easier than ever to do so. We see the commercials about on-demand DNA testing that yield sometimes surprising results about people's ethnic roots, etc. But if you decide to take the plunge, be p...

Are Political Differences Causing Divorce?

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Forget sex or politics or religion; loneliness is the subject that clears out a room. – Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture Back in the day, etiquette experts advised that you never discuss sex, religion, or politics in polite company. But in today's partisan time...

Divorce and Child Care Costs

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce is stressful, and when you have children, your two biggest concerns are likely how the divorce will affect them and how the divorce will affect your finances. Childcare is one of the largest expenses families with kids in Rhode Island face. The average cost for infant care...

Culpability for Crime by a Significant Other

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Imagine this horrible situation. Your significant other comes home one night and tells you that they committed a crime – a serious crime. You didn't help with the crime, and you didn't even know about it until after the fact. Can you get in trouble if you keep the secret? Rhode Island Law U...

How Sentimental Items Are Split During A Divorce

Posted by April Picozzi | Jun 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Emotions run high between divorcing spouses, particularly when it comes to the division of property. Some spouses want to sell all the marital property and equally divide the profits. Other spouses are unwilling to part with certain assets because of the sentimental value they hold. If settlement...

How Prescription Medicines Affect Driving Ability

Posted by April Picozzi | Jul 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prescription medicines are entirely legal when taken under the direction of a physician, but that doesn't mean they necessarily allow you to continue living your life as you would off the medications. Aside from the fact that some prescription medicines are highly addictive, they may also affect ...

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