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2013 RI Criminal Defense Victories

2013 RI CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES
RI CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER MATTHEW MARIN

**Past Case Results do Not Represent or Guarantee a Particular Result in Your Case**

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

POLICE REPORT: The local police met with the Client's fiancé who told them that she had just been involved in an argument with her fiancé. She told the Police that during an argument the Client took her phone from her after pushing her down on the bed and held her down against the bed. During this time the Client's fiancé told police that he was slapping and hitting her. When the fight concluded, the Client's fiancé responded to the Police station to make a report. Based on this information, the Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

RESULT: CHARGES DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL on 6/7/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The local police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at a local apartment building by a female who indicated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Upon their arrival the Police identified a young female who indicated that her boyfriend, the Client, had engaged her in an argument and had thrown a glassful of jack and coke into her face leaving her covered in the drink. The Police proceeded to the apartment where they encountered the Client and identified a wet location on the sofa that appeared to be where the young female was sitting when she was purportedly assaulted. Based on this information, the Client was charged with domestic assault and battery.

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 4/24/13

CHARGE: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI with BAC over 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: The Police were on routine patrol when they identified the Client's vehicle traveling in the breakdown lane going 15 mph. The vehicle was observed to swerve back and forth in and out of the lane of travel. The vehicle was stopped and, upon speaking with the Client, the Police Officer observed a strong odor of alcohol, severely bloodshot and watery eyes, recent vomit on the Client and within the vehicle. The Client consented to standardized field sobriety testing which he failed. He was arrested and taken to the hospital where he consented to a blood test which revealed that his blood alcohol content was 0.199, nearly two and one-half times the legal limit. The Client was charged with driving under the influence (DUI with BAC over 0.15).

RESULT: CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING and filed for one year with a six month loss of the Client's drivers license on 4/9/13

CHARGE: SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (FIRST OFFENSE)
POLICE REPORT: The Client, a student at a local university, was in his dorm room when the Resident Assistant entered and detected an odor of marijuana within the room. The campus security was called and upon request, the Client turned over a small amount of marijuana from his belongings. The local police department was called and the Client was charged with simple possession of marijuana (first offense).

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 4/3/13

CHARGES:
(1) REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST (FIRST OFFENSE)
(2) DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI with BAC Unknown)

POLICE REPORT: A local Police Officer was on routine patrol on Route 95 North in the City of Warwick at 1:45 a.m. The Officer observed a vehicle traveling in the high speed travel lane swerve multiple times over the yellow fog line. As the suspect vehicle approached Exit 14 and the Route 37 overpass the Officer initiated a motor vehicle stop. Upon speaking with the operator, the Client, the Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath and her eyes appeared to be bloodshot and watery. As they spoke, the Officer observed the Client to have slurred speech. The Client was asked to step from the vehicle and submit to a battery of field sobriety tests. Three tests were conducted: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the Walk and Turn, and the One-Leg Stand. According to the Officer, the Client failed all three phases of the field sobriety tests. She was arrested and transported to the Police Station. At the Police Station, the Officer requested the Client to submit to a chemical breath test to determine whether if she was intoxicated. The Client refused to submit to the chemical test at the Officer's direction and was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test in violation of R.I.G.L. Section 31-27-2.1.
RESULTS:
(1) NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL on 2/25/13
(2) DISMISSED
based upon the fact that the arresting officer, a Warwick Police Officer, conducted his DUI investigation and arrest in the City of Cranston outside of his lawful jurisdiction (See Map for location of pursuit and arrest)

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The Police received a 911 call reporting a domestic incident at a local residence. Upon arriving, the Police spoke to the Client's roommate who informed them that she had attacked her. She told the Police that the Client had grabbed her by the neck, taken her to the ground, and punched her in the face with a close fist several times. The roommate had a black eye and severely swollen right side of her face. She was transported from the residence to a local hospital for treatment. Based on the roommates statements and the injuries observed by the Police, the Client was charged with domestic assault and battery.
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on the day of trial on 2/12/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: Police were called to respond to a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival the Police observed a large amount of blood on the steps leading down into the basement area. The Police were met by the Client's Girlfriend who had visible dried blood on her face, nose, arms, shirt, pants, and boots. The Girlfriend explained that she had been punched in the face and that the blood was from her nose. Based upon her statements, the Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 2/11/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The Police received a 911 call reporting a domestic incident at a local apartment building. The Client's Girlfriend told the Police that the Client had returned home late from work and had been drinking. The two began arguing regarding where the Client had been. The Client's Girlfriend then attempted to take the Client's keys and wallet. She reported to the Police that the Client had grabbed her hard by the arm and pushed her away from him and left. Based on the Girlfriend's statements and the bruises observed on the Girlfriend's arm the Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery.
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 2/4/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY (SECOND OFFENSE – MANDATORY JAIL)
POLICE REPORT: The Police received a 911 call reporting a domestic incident at a local residence. Upon arriving at the residence, the Police spoke with the Client's ex-Girlfriend who told them that the Client had arrived with his new Girlfriend to pick up his child. While there, the Client's new Girlfriend began yelling and instigating an argument with the Client's ex-Girlfriend. The new Girlfriend then started hitting the Client's ex-Girlfriend and took her to the ground. While the two were fighting on the ground, the Client allegedly kicked his ex-Girlfriend in the ribs and then the two ran off. Based on the statements obtained, the Police issued an arrest warrant for the Client charging him with Domestic Assault and Battery.
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 1/30/13

CHARGES:
(1) SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
(2) OBSTRUCTION OF A POLICE OFFICER

POLICE REPORT: The Police were on routine patrol in the early morning hours when they came upon a running vehicle pulled off to the side of the road. Upon approaching the vehicle, the Police identified the Client seated in the passenger seat as the only occupant of the vehicle. While speaking with the Client, the Police detected the strong odor of freshly burnt mariuana emanating from within the vehcile. The Police asked the Client if he had any illegal narcotics within the vehicle and the Client turned over a small baggie containing marijuana. In futher conversation with the Client, the Police inquired as to whom had driven the vehicle to this location and the Client told them that it was his friend. When the Police asked for the friends number, the Client provided the Police with a fake number. Based on their investigation, the Client was charged with simple possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice.

RESULTS: BOTH CHARGES DISMISSED on 1/28/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: The Police received a 911 call reporting a domestic incident at a local residence. Upon arriving at the residence, the Police spoke with the Client's Wife who reported to them that the Client had instigated an argument over money. The Client's Wife told the Police that during the argument the Client was yelling and screaming profanities at her. She reported that the Client had struck her several times and bit her on the arm during the ensuing struggle. Based on the statements obtained from the Client's Wife, the Client was handcuffed, arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery.
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 1/25/13

CHARGE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
POLICE REPORT: Police were called to respond to a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival they met with the Client's boyfriend who stated that the two had been involved in a verbal argument and that he had locked her out of the apartment to avoid a further confrontation. At that point, the Boyfriend explained to Police that the Client had grabbed a hammer and began hitting the door demanding to be let in. Once inside the residence, the Client began scratching the Boyfriend on the neck, chest area, and pulling his hair. At this time, the Boyfriend called for the Police. Based on the Client's Boyfriend's statements, the Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED on 1/7/13

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