Craig V. Montecalvo, Esq.

– Powerhouse defense, personalized solutions

My mission is to provide uncompromising, individualized legal representation for each client, always using an aggressive, results-based approach to achieve top outcomes.

DUI/DWI/ Breathalyzer Refusal

Attorney Montecalvo will personally handle your DUI or Breathalyzer Refusal case from beginning to end, ensuring that each client achieves optimum results.

Criminal Defense

With more than 23 years of experience practicing criminal law and trying cases in every State Court in Rhode Island, Craig V. Montecalvo provides every client with top-notch, sophisticated legal representation.

Domestic Violence

With a proven track record of success, Attorney Montecalvo expertly defends clients charged with Domestic Violence offenses in Rhode Island.

Student Misconduct

Attorney Montecalvo has the technical knowledge and specialized experience to successfully represent college and university students charged with Title IX or Student Misconduct Violations

Recent Case Win

Judge: Man shot his father to death in Woonsocket in self defense

PROVIDENCE – A judge on Tuesday acquitted a 24-year-old man of murder, finding that he shot his father to death in April 2021 while defending himself from alcohol- and cocaine-fueled attack.

Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini ruled that Alex Cote faced imminent danger of death or seriously bodily harm when he killed his father, 43-year-old Adam Castonguay, with a single shot to the chest as Castonguay gripped his neck early on April 15, 2021, in Woonsocket.

Premier, Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney Rhode Island

  • Over 13 years of experience as a State Prosecutor with the Rhode Island Attorney General
  • Over 23 years of experience with DUI and criminal law
  • Has handled hundreds of criminal cases in every Family, District, and Superior court in Rhode Island
  • An unmatched and proven track record of success
  • A winning practice built on the results-driven, detail-oriented, and aggressive representation of every client
  • Excellent reputation amongst judges, prosecutors, police officers, and colleagues for distinguished criminal defense
  • Entirely referral-based, successful practice with no paid advertising
  • Consistently favorable testimonials with an extensive number of highly satisfied clients over the years. 
  • Convenient, free consultations– by remote appointment or in our beautiful, bay view office in Providence Rhode Island 

Experienced, Proven, Tough

Attorney Craig Montecalvo provides top tier full-service representation for any client with a pending criminal investigation or criminal case in the State of Rhode Island. His clear, documented record of success as a trial attorney is unparalleled in the area, and he provides comprehensive legal services to all clients in a personalized, caring manner. With extensive trial experience involving both felonies and misdemeanors, Attorney Montecalvo will fight hard for you. 

Extremely well-regarded by the legal community, Attorney Montecalvo works diligently to achieve best-case scenario outcomes for every client he serves. His extensive experience as both a former prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allows him to seamlessly anticipate challenges and properly position your defense for top outcomes. Whether through successful settlement or trial wins, Attorney Montecalvo is strongly committed to optimal results, and clear, communicative representation, from beginning to end. 

Trusted Experience, Exceptional Results

A recognized leader in his field, Attorney Craig V. Montecalvo has effectively defended hundreds of clients – charged with every type of criminal offense – in Rhode Island courts. He has also skillfully represented charged juveniles in Family Court, conducted countless bail hearings, and successfully protected the rights of college students unfairly charged with Title IX and student misconduct violations.

For any criminal matter you might be facing, from minor misdemeanors to the most serious of offenses, Attorney Montecalvo will provide expert insight, attentive guidance, and unmatched, hard-fought representation. His aggressive strategies and unique litigation experience help clients avoid serious penalties, large fines, or permanent criminal records that can impact their future years. 

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense
Domestic Violence
Auto Accidents
Drug Offenses
Student Misconduct
Personal Injury

Recent Testimonials

Hundreds of Satisfied Clients.  Just Some of the Many Quotes and Testimonials from Unsolicited Cards and Letters Sent by REAL CLIENTS:

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“The verdict is in and it’s unanimous: you’re the best! Thank you so much for making this difficult process easy and for helping me every step of the way. You’re an amazing lawyer. “
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“Thank you for your professional approach and human compassion in defending my daughter. As a mother in a terrible circumstance, your counsel was immediately calming as your focus was unwavering ….Your clarity and resolve for justice was comforting. I am sincerely grateful for having met you. You did an outstanding job.”
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“Thank you so much for spending so much time on my case. Your advice and attention to detail were superior. We really appreciate the countless hours you devoted to ensure a just outcome. We can’t thank you enough for your dedication and hard work.”
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“I cannot express my gratitude and thanks enough for what you have done for me. I appreciated you more than you know. You truly are the BEST.”
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“Thank you for everything. Your time and effort was greatly appreciated by me and my family. Thank you for taking my case and my family as personally as you do. I will highly recommend your services anywhere they are needed”
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“On behalf of my son and my grandson I would like to express our collective appreciation for your generous attention to our matter. Your personal attention and advice to us was invaluable”.
B & M
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“We would like to thank you for all your help during our case. From the very first phone call our needs were met, but more importantly our fear was put at ease with your compassion and knowledge. You were never rushed and answered all our questions with such grace. Although we know you do your job day in and day out, we felt like your only client. The integrity of your practice is second to none and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer - Every Case Matters

Attorney Montecalvo is committed to making your case a top priority with fully personalized representation and thorough communication, ensuring that you understand the entire process from beginning to end. By maintaining an intentionally limited caseload, Attorney Craig V. Montecalvo is able to provide each client with the time and attention required to successfully manage their case. In every instance, Attorney Montecalvo offers sincere compassion and a high-level commitment to aggressive, expert, skillful defense. 

“Nearly all my clients are referrals from friends, family, colleagues, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, and court staff and every single client is treated that way.” Attorney CVM