Criminal Law


Attorney Steven Dilibero is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Bar. Attorney Steven Dilibero is admitted to practice in several United States District Courts.

The Law Office of Steven Dilibero and Associates is one of Rhode Island’s most recognized criminal defense firms. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients on matters ranging from parking tickets to capital murder cases.

Steven Dilibero and Associates will leave no stone unturned when representing you. We have represented clients facing charges in Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Texas and Vermont.

Criminal Charges

If you have become the target of a police investigation, you need to respond “I wish to speak with my attorney, Steve Dilibero”. The police are trained to trick you into giving up your rights. Don’t be goaded into speaking with the police, speak with us first.


When you have been pulled over by the police and you have been drinking, the police may request that you take a breath analyzer test. If you refuse to take the test, you face immediate license suspension and possible fines. If you agree to the test, you could be giving the police evidence to use against you in court. Facing a DUI charge is frightening and could have a serious impact on your life. Speak with an attorney who will fight for your rights.

Search and Seizure

If you have been pulled over or if the police want to come into your home without a warrant, tell them that you are represented by Steven Dilibero and tell the police the following:

“I refuse to consent to any search of my premises, the location of my arrest, my car or effects. I wish to exercise my rights under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to remain silent and to have my attorney present during any questioning or lineup. If you ignore my exercise of these rights and attempt to procure a waiver, I wish to converse with my attorney prior to any conversation with law enforcement agents on the subject of the waiver.”

Computer Crime

refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network, where the computers may or may not have played an instrumental part in the commission of a crime. Netcrime refers, more precisely, to criminal exploitation of the Internet. Issues surrounding this type of crime have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, child porn, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is lost or intercepted, lawfully or otherwise.

Drug Crimes

Illegal drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, morphine and amphetamines). Drugs are also related to crime as drug trafficking and drug production are often controlled by drug cartels, organized crime and gangs. The statistics on this page summarize the various ways that drugs and crime are related in the United States. Links for other countries are provided below.

Money Laundering

In the past, the term money laundering was applied only to financial transactions related to organized crime. Today its definition is often expanded by government and international regulators such as the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to mean any financial transaction which generates an asset or a value as the result of an illegal act, which may involve actions such as tax evasion or false accounting.

Restraining Orders & Domestic Violence

A restraining order or order of protection is a form of legal injunction. The term is most commonly used in reference to domestic violence, harassment, stalking or sexual assault. Each state has some form of domestic violence restraining order law, and many states also have specific restraining order laws for stalking and sexual assault.

White Collar Crimes

Within the field of criminology, white-collar crime has been defined by Edwin Sutherland as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”

Sex Crimes

in general, the law proscribes acts which are considered either sexual abuse, or behavior that the Government in a given country considers to be inappropriate and against the social norms. In addition, certain categories of activity may be considered crimes even if freely consented to. Thus sex and the law varies from place to place.


In criminal law, theft is the illegal taking of another person’s property without that person’s freely-given consent. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting,robbery, shoplifting, fraud and sometimes criminal conversion

Violent Crimes

A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end, such as robbery.

If you are facing a criminal charge, we will evaluate your case AT NO CHARGE. Contact us for your FREE CASE EVALUATION.