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Read About Our Innovative 2015 Drunk Driving Defense That Changed the Rights Form Read To Suspects in All Rhode Island Drunk Driving Investigations
On January 1st, 2015, the penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Rhode Island were significantly altered. This change has lead to changes in the administration of both chemical breath tests and chemical blood tests. Attorney Matthew Marin has successfully argued that the results of drunk and drugged driving chemical tests should be suppressed and excluded from evidence. This means that if you have been charged with a driving under the influence in RI in 2015, we may be able to punch significant holes in the prosecution’s case against you. Contact us immediately so that we can schedule a consultation and begin working to defend you right away.
Press Coverage by the Providence Journal:
– Paperwork Compromises DUI Cases in RI – “Lawyer Matthew T. Marin filed some of the first motions to suppress results relating to the forms, which he describes as ‘woefully inadequate.'”
– RI Amends DUI Form After Challenges to Test Results
Any criminal charge is a serious matter that requires a serious response. Attorney Matthew Marin focuses his practice on the defense of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout the State. Attorney Matthew Marin routinely appears in the 2nd District Court (Newport County), 3rd District Court (Kent County), 4th District Court (Washington County), and the 6th District Court (Providence and Bristol Counties). In addition to appearing in Rhode Island District Court’s, RI Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin also appears in all four county Superior Courts (Newport, Washington, Kent and Providence).
When you hire Attorney Matthew Marin on your criminal case, you can be assured that you have an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney in your corner. Attorney Marin will begin the process of investigating your case and building possible defenses to the charges against you. You will be informed every step of the way and be provided all relevant documentation obtained on your behalf. With Attorney Marin assisting your defense, you remain in control of your case and make all the critical and important decisions with the advice and guidance of your experienced defense lawyer. Our investigation process typically includes:
• Obtaining All Police Reports, Witness Statements, and Surveillance Videos
• Interviewing Potential Witnesses
• Reviewing the Facts and Circumstances of the Case with the Client
• Speaking with the Prosecutor and Police Officers Involved in the Case
• Obtaining Criminal Records of any potential Witness
Rhode Island Drunk Driving Charges
Like other criminal charges, a RI drunk driving charge is a serious offense. However, Rhode Island DUI charges require an experienced defense attorney with knowledge of the specific legal requirements for the prosecution of Rhode Island driving under the influence charges. Unlike most areas of criminal defense, Rhode Island DUI defense is an area of law in which an experienced defense attorney can challenge and beat cases in which the typical client believes there is no chance of success. RI drunk driving charges are extremely technical and to successfully prosecute a case the prosecutor must prove that the police complied with literally dozens of statutory and regulatory provisions.
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Some jurisdictions in RI investigate, arrest, and prosecute Rhode Island driving under the influence charges in much greater numbers than other cities and towns. These cities and towns are extremely skilled and experienced prosecuting Rhode Island drunk driving cases. If you have been arrested or charged with a Rhode Island drunk driving charge in one of the following jurisdictions, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney so that your best possible defense can be prepared.
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Recent Case Results
SHOPLIFTING CHARGE EXPUNGED – April 26, 2017 – We are extremely pleased to announce the EXPUNGEMENT of a misdemeanor shoplifting charge that had been on our Clients record for over 20 years. Read On
DUI CASE EXPUNGED – April 25, 2017 – We are extremely pleased to announce the EXPUNGEMENT of a misdemeanor DUI charge that had remained on our Client’s record since 2010. Read On
FELONY CHARGES REDUCED – April 21, 2017 – Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to report that felony charges pending against a Client were reduced in the Providence Superior Court. Read On
Attorney Matthew Marin was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 3 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.
Attorney Marin is a Rhode Island General Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney’s throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.
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Providence. RI 02903
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport. RI 02840