Providence Woman Assaults Police

As reported by Maria Armental in the June 10, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Providence woman has been charged with felony assault after she alleged attacked three (3) police officers with a knife. The police officers were at the scene to provide aid to Providence firefighters. The woman was later taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-5-2, felony assault is defined as every person who shall make an assault or battery, or both, with a dangerous weapon, or with acid or other dangerous substance, or by fire, or an assault or battery which results in serious bodily injury,

(c) "Serious bodily injury" means physical injury that:

(1) Creates a substantial risk of death;

(2) Causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily part, member or organ; or

(3) Causes serious permanent disfigurement or circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of a person.

The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years. Felony assault can be charged as a domestic violence crime. In that case, additional penalties of domestic violence counseling and a no-contact order would also be imposed.

If you or a family member has been charged with assault, disorderly conduct, or other domestic violence crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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