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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer | RI DUI Lawyer

Facing a criminal charge can be one of the stressful and traumatic events of your life. Very often, upstanding citizens who have never been in trouble before can find themselves on the wrong side of the legal system, seemingly with nowhere to turn. For years, these individuals have sought legal advice and experienced counsel from Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Marin. For experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable Rhode Island criminal defense advice and representation contact RI Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin for a confidential, no-cost consultation. Our consultation includes a discussion of your case as well as an explanation regarding:

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The Rhode Island Criminal Case Process

The Process of Setting and Release on Bail
• The Arraignment Process
• The Investigation Process
• The Pre-Trial Bargaining and Negotiation Process
• The Trial Process
• The Sentencing Process

To check on the status of your own Rhode Island criminal case, visit the Rhode Island Court Website.

Most Common Rhode Island Criminal Charges

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Charges
Domestic Violence Charges
Drug Offenses
Shoplifting and Theft Offenses
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Our Most Recent Rhode Island Criminal Case Victories

CHARGE: SIMPLE ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The Police were called to a casino for a report of two women assaulted by a man. The Police spoke to two females who claimed that the Client had physically assaulted them for no reason over the machine that they were using. They claimed that the Client became verbally aggressive and abusive towards them, got up and physically attacked the two women. They alleged that, without provocation, the Client hit them in the face and knocked them over. Based on these statements, the Client was charged with simple assault and battery.

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 4/11/14 - Read More About This Case HERE

CHARGE: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC BETWEEN 0.10 TO 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Visit Our DUI Defense Page to Read More About This Case
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 4/10/14

CHARGE: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC OVER 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Visit Our DUI Defense Page to Read More About This Case
RESULT: CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING on 3/26/14

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The Police were called to a house by a witness reporting that she was assaulted. When the Police arrived, they spoke with the Client's girlfriend who informed them that during an argument she had been shoved to the ground. She told the Police that while she was on the ground she was kicked three times by the Client. Based on these statements, and arrest warrant was prepared and the Client was charged with simple domestic assault and battery.

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 3/13/14

CHARGES:
(1) DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
(2) DOMESTIC REFUSAL TO RELINQUISH A TELEPHONE
(3) DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT

POLICE REPORT: The Police were called to a residence for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival they spoke with the Client's Wife who told them she had just been in a physical altercation with the Client. She told the Police that they had been in a heated argument in the basement when the Client knocked her over, pushed her into a wall, and then ripped the phone off the wall when she attempted to make a phone call. She stated that she was finally able to obtain her cell phone and call the police and the Client had left the scene. Based on her statements, the Client was charged with domestic assault and battery, domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone, and domestic disorderly conduct.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 3/6/14

CHARGES:
(1) DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
(2) DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT

POLICE REPORT: The Police responded to a supermarket parking lot in response a 911 call from a female who said her husband had assaulted her. When they arrived they spoke to the Client's wife who informed them that the Client had, during an argument in the parking lot, punched her four times in the arm and slapped her in the face. She told the Police that he had fled the scene. After turning himself in at the Police Station, the Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 3/6/14

CHARGES:
(1) DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
(2) DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT

POLICE REPORT: The Client and his brother got into an argument at their mother's home. The argument involved yelling and screaming. During the argument, a physical altercation ensued in which the Client's brother told the police that the Client had struck him. While speaking with the police, the police observed physical injuries to the brother's face. Based on the brother's statements as well as the physical injuries, the Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery as well as domestic disorderly conduct.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 2/19/14

CHARGES:
(1) DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
(2) DOMESTIC VANDALISM

POLICE REPORT: The Client’s Wife responded to the local Police Station to report that her husband had struck her in the face the weekend prior. According to her Witness Statement, the she informed the Police that she had been in a heated argument with her husband and that during the argument, her husband had slapped her in the face. Then, after hitting her, he proceeded to smash pictures, frames, and her work computer in front of her. Based on the statements that she provided to the local Police, a warrant was issued for the Clients arrest charging him with domestic assault and battery as well as domestic vandalism.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 2/18/14

CHARGE: CRIMINAL ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The police department spoke with an individual who indicated that, while at a local bar, he was violently assaulted by our Client. The individual indicated that after a verbal disagreement and without other provocation violently began punching the individual in the face. After striking him five or more times in the face, blood began gushing out of the individuals nose. Other patrons pulled the Client off the individual and kicked the Client out of the bar. The individual needed ice and papertowels to treat his woulds which resulted in a swollen face and two black eyes. Police then spoke with other patrons and witnesses, including the bartneder, bar owner, and a former police officer who was present. Each of these witnesses corroborated the individual's recollection of the events and indicated that the Client had vicisiously assaulted the individual for no reason at all. Based on the statements of the witnesses, the police charged the Client with assault and battery.

RESULT: CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY AFTER JURY TRIAL on 1/23/14

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: Attorney Matt Marin did an excellent job working on my case and representing me in the court room! I had been charged with simple assault and with Matt's expertise I was found Not Guilty by a Jury Trial. I strongly advise this man to be your attorney selection. Great job Matt!

CHARGES:
(1) DOMESTIC VANDALISM
(2) DOMESTIC REFUSAL TO RELINQUISH A TELEPHONE
(3) DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT

POLICE REPORT: The local police were called to the home of the Client by his parents after an argument. The Police observed that a large vase had been smashed on the dining room table and were told that during a heated argument, the Client had left the room and smashed the vase. When the Client’s parents attempted to call the police, the Client ripped the phone from the wall disabling the phone. The parents were able to access a cell phone and call 911. After speaking with the Client’s parents, the Police charged the Client with domestic vandalism, domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone, and domestic disorderly conduct.

RESULTS: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 1/2/14

CHARGES:
(1) POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER MARIJUANA
(2) UNLAWFUL FELONY CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA
(3) POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

POLICE REPORT: The local police department received information that the Client was selling marijuana to multiple individuals. Based on this information, the police obtained and executed a search warrant on the Client's home. WIthin the residence the police located a sophisticated medical marijuana grow operation. In the opinion of the police, the Client did not have "active" Rhode Island Medical Marijuana patient and caregiver cards nor was he in compliance on the possession limits regarding the lawful number of plants. Moreover, in the Client's bedroom the police located suboxone for which the Client did not have a prescription. Based on this information, the police charged the Client with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, unlawful felony cultivation of marijuana, and simple possession of a controlled substance (suboxone).

RESULTS:
(1) AMENDED TO SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
and sentencing Deferred for five years of good behavior
(2+3) CHARGES DISMISSED on 12/17/13

View Our 2013 Rhode Island Criminal Case Victories

View Our 2012 Rhode Island Criminal Case Victories

View Our 2011 Rhode Island Criminal Case Victories


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 of Rhode Island. RI Criminal Defense 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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’

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Rhode Island DUI Charges | Experienced Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin

Like other criminal charges, a Rhode Island DUI charge is a serious offense. However, Rhode Island DUI charges require an experienced RI DUI Defense Attorney with knowledge of the specific legal requirements for the prosecution of Rhode Island DUI 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. Rhode Island DUI charges are extremely technical and to successfully prosecute a DUI case the prosecutor must prove that the police complied with literally dozens of statutory and regulatory provisions. Some helpful information and links:

• Read about Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin
• Read about Rhode Island DUI Laws
• Read about Rhode Island DUI Penalties
• Read about Rhode Island Refusal Laws

Some jurisdictions in Rhode Island investigate, arrest, and prosecute Rhode Island DUI 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 a RI DUI Lawyer so that your best possible defense can be prepared.

Warwick Drunk Driving Charges
Providence Drunk Driving Charges
Rhode Island State Police Drunk Driving Charges
Cranston Drunk Driving Charges
Coventry Drunk Driving Charges
North Kingstown Drunk Driving Charges
South Kingstown Drunk Driving Charges


Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin Client Testimonials

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Date: January 2014
Rating: Excellent
Client Testimonial: Matthew Marin is a great lawyer. He is very professional and committed to help his clients. Matt had a great communication with me regarding my case. He answered emails and phone calls in a very short period of time. He explained to me the process of my case step by step, and I am very happy with the outcome of it. I highly recommend him, he is well known in the courts.

Date: October 2013
Rating: Excellent
Client Testimonial: I had a DUI second offense. I went online and was concerned about the legal consequences, including possible jail time. After my first meeting with Matt, I was confident that I was in good hands. I was right. He explored all possibilities in my defense. All my calls were returned promptly. Matt's experience in this type of offense has brought him respect by his colleagues, which makes a favorable outcome easier to achieve. Matt is a friendly, courteous, and highly competent individual. I highly recommend him.

Date: March 2013
Rating: Excellent
Client Testimonial: IMatt is a very intelligent and concise attorney that you want on your side. His knowledge of the law and statutes is very impressive and his work ethic is stellar. In my particular situation, I knew my 4th amendment rights of probable cause was violated by law enforcement. I knew I had a very difficult case to defend and did not know who to turn to. That's when I read the positive reviews, not only from his clients, but from his fellow attorneys. During the plea process, Mr. Marin held his ground and did not relent to the prosecutions demands. The case eventually went to trial. During the trial he was well prepared to argue my case and get a dismissal of the charges. He's a wonderful advocate and defender for those whose rights may have been violated by law enforcement.

Date: February 2013
Rating: Excellent
Client Testimonial: I hired Matt to assist with a domestic simple assault charge that would stain my record forever potentially would have lost employment being that I work in law enforcement. He kept me informed of how the case was doing, his plans for the next meeting, and the options/penalties I potentially faced. He handled the entire case in a professional manner and I didn't even need to do anything other than show up for court. In the end, the matter was swiftly dismissed in less then 2 months. Thanks Matthew you are truly the best in your field. Highly recommend him!!


Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin in the News

RI DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin announces the dismissal of a RI DUI Charge
- Providence Journal Reporting: DUI Charge Dropped

Listen to RI Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin Discuss a Deadly Crash
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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Office Locations


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DISCLAIMER: By RI Criminal Defense Lawyer and RI DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin. This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter. Also, the Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.