John E. MacDonald is a trial attorney practicing criminal defense, immigration law and post-conviction relief in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. MacDonald represents clients in state and federal court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has aggressively and successfully defended clients charged in every type of criminal case, including capital murder, child molestation, sexual assault, felony assault, domestic assault, patient abuse, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. He is the former president of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For a review of the prior criminal cases, see Cases.
Mr. MacDonald is the author of Rhode Island Criminal Defense, A Practice Manual (4th Edition), a top rated trial manual used by criminal defense attorneys throughout Rhode Island. See below.
Mr. MacDonald represents clients seeking permanent residence and naturalization. He practices before the Providence Immigration Office and the Boston Immigration Court. For many clients facing deportation, the only recourse is post-conviction relief; that is, vacating the original conviction in state or federal court. Mr. MacDonald has successfully vacated convictions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For a review of prior immigration and post-conviction results, see Cases.
Mr. MacDonald is an honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School (1995) and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island (1990). He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
The criminal defense lawyers here have the expertise and experience to successfully represent the accused for crimes from a simple traffic stop to a murder charge. We have represented aggressively and successfully clients facing felony or misdemeanor charges in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts for cases such as:
- Drug Possession
- Domestic Assault
- Assault and Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Fraud
The immigration lawyers of The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc. successfully represent clients at the Boston Immigration Court and Providence Immigration Office. We successfully terminate deportation cases in the Boston Immigration Court. We also help our clients obtain permanent residence through adjustment of status in the United States or consular processing abroad. Clients seeking US citizenship obtain our services to ensure that their petition is filed and approved quickly.
Attorney John MacDonald works with many clients whose immigration status requires vacating a criminal conviction or modifying the sentence. If you or a family member or friend requires post-conviction relief representation in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for the purpose of ameliorating adverse immigration consequences, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1995||10/27/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Criminal Attorneys in Rhode Island||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Owner||The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald||2001 - Present|
|Public Defender||Rhode Island Public Defenders Office||1995 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense||Member||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, Rhode Island||Member||N/A|
|U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit||Member||N/A|
|RIACDL||Rhode Island Criminal Defense - A Practice Manual 7th Edition||2016|
|RI Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Rhode Island Criminal Defense, A Practice Manual, 6th Edition||2014|
|RIACDL||RI Criminal Defense, A Practice Manual, 5th Edition||2012|
|Manual||RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE A Practice Manual, 4th Edition © John E. MacDonald||2010|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD with High Honors||1995|
|University of Rhode Island||BA - magna cum laude||1990|
|RI CLE||Ethical Dilemmas facing RI Criminal Attorneys||2017|
|RIACDL||Criminal Defense Ethical Dilemmas||2013|
|Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Recent Developments in Criminal Law||2013|
|RI Superior Court Justices||Impact of Criminal Convictions in Immigration Court||2012|
|Immigration Law and RI Crimes||Immigration Law||2011|
|Rhode Island Bar Association’s mandatory Continuing Legal Education 2010||Ethics in Criminal Defense||2010|
|Appearance at Rhode Island Department of the Public Defender||Padilla v. Kentucky||2010|
|Not Guilty After Trial||Not guilty after trial|
|Plea Vacated - Client Released from Immigration Custody||Convictions vacated and client released from ICE custody.|
|Gambling Forfeiture||Client recovered $300,000|
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