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About Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

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Good people make mistakes too, and getting arrested for any crime in Rhode Island is a terrifying experience. Finding the best RI criminal defense attorney to defend you in your criminal case is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. All criminal defense lawyers are NOT the same, not even close, and the outcomes in criminal cases, including penalties, vary greatly depending on the criminal lawyer defending you.

Thank you for taking the time to review my website. I strongly believe all clients, and potential clients, should have as much information as possible when choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent them in criminal court after being arrested. If you have been charged with any crime in Rhode Island, you want the best RI criminal defense lawyer protecting your future and your reputation. Your criminal defense lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable in criminal law, aggressive and have strong, long-term relationships with the Rhode Island prosecutors and Judges to assure the best outcome of your charges. I can assure you that if you hire me as your RI criminal defense lawyer, that is EXACTLY what you will be getting.

Why choose Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. to represent you?

I began my career as a State Prosecutor with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of RI criminal cases ranging from disorderly conduct to first-degree murder in every Rhode Island courthouse. I became intimately familiar with how police, law enforcement and prosecutors build criminal cases against defendants in Rhode Island criminal courts. I tried over 20 felony jury trials to verdict, in addition to hundreds of misdemeanor judge trials while working as a prosecutor. Additionally, along with other prosecutors, I was chosen to lecture and train in-coming police academy cadets on proper criminal procedure, as well as drunk driving and DUI investigations and prosecutions.

This unique experience on the other side has allowed me a wealth of knowledge and experience not readily available to the majority of criminal defense attorneys.

And, for the last 24 years I have been applying all I learned early on about RI criminal law as a state prosecutor to better defend and represent my private clients charged with criminal acts with tremendous results. I am always honored when a former criminal client takes the time to post a review about my defense work with their charges.

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I take great pride in aggressive and personal representation of all clients in RI criminal courts regardless of the size of their case. My goal is to have every case DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED from the Client’s record forever, avoiding all penalties. I have successfully represented criminal clients arrested and charged in all 39 Rhode Island cities and towns (that’s right, there are 39) as well as countless clients arrested and charged with crimes by the Rhode Island State Police. So, if you have been arrested for a criminal charge in Rhode Island, call my office today at 401.861.1155 for a free and comprehensive and free consultation. Every question you have will be answered in the consultation.

Most Importantly, When You Hire RI Criminal Defense Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq. To Represent You

  • I will be the criminal defense lawyer reviewing and overseeing your criminal case and I will be the attorney standing next to you in court. Unlike so many other criminal defense law firms, I do NOT send associates to do my job in criminal court. I am in court every day of the week, and I strongly believe each client deserves this personal service.
  • I copy every client on every single document or police report coming into my law office, or leaving the office, regarding their criminal case. I think it is critical for every client to be well-informed and fully engaged in the defense process. Defending your Rhode Island criminal case is truly a team effort.
  • All calls and emails will be returned by me, not an associate, within a few hours of receiving the email or call.
  • I provide a comprehensive, free consultation in all new criminal cases.
  • I am available 24/7/365

Awards & Honors

  • Preeminent RI DUI Lawyer and Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Avvo RI DUI and Criminal Lawyer
  • 25 Yrs Experience Criminal Attorney Rhode Island
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  • Distinguished RI DUI Lawyer and Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney
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