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Jason Knight

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Jason Knight is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the Rhode Island Federal District Court. He is a former Rhode Island State Prosecutor with years of experience litigating criminal cases. 


 


Jason earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, Jason served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. During that time, Jason prosecuted hundreds of cases involving all manner of criminal conduct such as DUI and breathalyzer refusals, domestic violence, narcotics possession and trafficking, weapons charges, sexual assaults, child molestations, and homicide. Jason has been in private practice since 2010 and represents the rights of individuals in the courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts daily. 


 


Jason is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a contributing author of “A Practical Guide to DUI in Rhode Island” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Jason also lectures other lawyers on criminal law matters, law and technology issues, and is a regular guest speaker at the Roger Williams Law School criminal defense clinic.


 


Before becoming a lawyer, Jason was an enlisted nuclear propulsion technician in the United States Navy. After the Navy, Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Boston and worked for years as a theatrical production manager in the city’s performing arts community. 


 


Jason lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two children. Jason is also a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Rhode Island.


 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Miriam A. Ross

    Jason Knight is an excellent criminal defense and trial attorney. I have worked with Attorney Knight on a couple of matters and he is responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful. He is both tough and compassionate, strategic and practical. Attorney Knight is the lawyer to whom I turn on any criminal questions and the only lawyer to whom I refer my clients on criminal matters.

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    Miriam Ross Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Jason Knight

1 Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence, RI, 02903

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200504/17/2015
RIAuthorized to practice law200508/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Jurisprudence Award in Securities RegulationSuffolk Law School2005
Jurisprudence Award in Professional ResponsibilitySuffolk Law School2004
Best Oral AdvocateSuffolk Law School2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Special Education Hearing OfficerState of Rhode Island2013 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of Jason Knight2010 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralRhode Island Department of Attorney General2006 - 2010
Contract AttorneyFerruci Russo PC2005 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2010 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Domestic AssaultAll charges dropped and the case was dismissed.
24 counts of Cruelty to Animalsdefendant pleaded no contest to 8 counts of failure to care for the animals (not cruelty as originally charged) and received an 11 month term of probation and a fine. 16 counts were dismissed and the defendant DID NOT SERVE ANY JAIL TIME
DUI and Refusal to submit to a breathalyzer testThe DUI charge was amended to Reckless Driving and the case was filed with no criminal conviction resulting. The client’s license was suspended for 30 days. The refusal charge and all the traffic violations were dismissed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
RI Bar AssociationPractical Skills – Criminal Law Practice2014
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandA Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Emerson CollegeTheatre Production and ManagementBFA1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
RI Bar Association Annual MeetingVirtual Office2014
Rhode Island Bar Association Annual MeetingE Filing2014
Rhode Island Bar Association Food for ThoughtLaw and Technology2012
Leadership Rhode Island Crime and Incarceration DayCrime and Incarceration2011
First Domestic Violence CaseDomestic Violence2011