My prosecutorial experience began in April of 1994 as the Assistant Solicitor for the Town of Little Compton. In that capacity my duties included prosecuting misdemeanors that occurred in the Town of Little Compton such as domestic violence and drunk driving. I continued as Assistant Solicitor for 14 years during which time I began to serve as Assistant Solicitor for the Town of Portsmouth in December of 2002 where I handled similar misdemeanor prosecution cases. Additionally, in the Towns of Burrillville, Middleton and Portsmouth I served as Special Prosecutor, again for misdemeanor cases involving drunk driving and domestic violence.
Through these experiences I was able to establish a strong working relationship with the law enforcement communities in several areas throughout the State of Rhode Island. In addition it allowed me the specialized opportunity of handling criminal cases both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. From this all-encompassing vantage point I have been able to level the playing field and obtain excellent outcomes for my clients.
In August of 1996 I began practice as a Newport County Bail Commissioner, the service of which has allowed me to play a crucial role in our judicial system. As Bail Commissioner I have several vital responsibilities including:
- To act as neutral magistrate at initiation of criminal proceedings
- To make probable cause determinations
- To sign arrest warrants
- To commit individuals to the Adult Correctional Institution
In December of 2003 and continuing through December of 2005 I had the opportunity to serve as the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Tiverton. While serving as Municipal Court Judge I heard and decided cases of local minimum housing, standard traffic violations and zoning issues.
Extensive Experience – Incredible Results
The combined positions of Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney, Bail Commissioner and Municipal Court Judge have afforded me the chance to have a unique and practical view of our judicial system in its entirety. The skills, knowledge and practical experience I gained as a result of my various roles in our judicial system have given me the necessary tools to provide my clients with the best possible outcomes for their legal issues. The Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey will be able to guide you to a legal strategy that best suits your needs. With more than 28 years of litigation experience I can assist you in numerous criminal defense cases including white collar crimes, fraud and aggravated assault and battery.
"Thank you for the wonderful way you handled my Westerly DUI case. I was very scared when I was charged with a DUI with readings over .15. However, I knew you were the right man for the job when you picked up the phone on a Sunday and put my mind at ease. Thank you so much for everything you did for me!"