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MIDDLETOWN DUI LAWYER
DUI ATTORNEY MATTHEW MARIN

My name is Matt Marin and I am Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of Rhode Island residents who have been charged with DUI. Drunk driving in Middletown, RI is a serious offense. It can result in both immediate penalties and long-term consequences. You could lose your driver's license, be sent to jail and, because it is a criminal offense, even lose your job.

Because of the serious consequences of being found guilty of DUI, it is very important that you hire an aggressive and skilled trial lawyer to fight for your rights. Middletown DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin fights hard for the rights of his clients every day in courtrooms throughout the State. He knows the law and he knows the system. Give Attorney Matthew Marin a call today to see how he can put his knowledge and experience to work fighting for your rights. As an experienced Middletown DUI Lawyer, we can make a difference in the outcome of your Middletown drunk driving case.

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Middletown DUI Court Location

Newport County District Court
45 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840

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I take my job as Middletown DUI attorney very seriously, and work relentlessly to achieve the very best result for my clients in and out of court. I strongly believe that a well-planned defense strategy and the assistance of an experienced and skillful Middletown DUI attorney can make all the difference between a criminal conviction - and a verdict of “not guilty.”

RECENT RI DUI DEFENSE VICTORIES

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL - BAC OVER 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Police responded to a 911 call reporting a suspected drunk driver operating erratically. Upon arrival, the police observed the Client’s vehicle stopped along the side of the road turning its lights off. The Police, confirming that the Client’s vehicle matched the vehicle identified by the 911 caller, turned on their overhead lights and pulled behind the Client’s vehicle. The Police approached the Client’s vehicle and observed the Client to have severely bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath. They requested her to submit to standardized field sobriety testing which she failed. Based on those observations, the Police placed the Client under arrest and at the station requested her to submit to the breathalyzer. The Client submitted to the breath test resulting in readings of 0.154 and 0.160, twice the legal limit. The Client was then charged with DUI (driving under the influence with BAC over 0.150).
RESULT: REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING and placed on File for one year (not a criminal conviction) with a 45 day suspension of license on 7/9/12

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL - BAC BETWEEN 0.10 TO 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Police responded to a 911 call reporting a single car motor vehicle accident on a rural stretch of road. Upon arrival, the police observed the Client’s vehicle stuck in a ditch along the side of the road. The Police spoke with the Client who admitted operating and told the Police that a deer had run across the street causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle. The Police observed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the Client’s breath along with bloodshot, watery eyes. The Client consented to standardized field sobriety tests which, according to police, he failed. The Client consented further to a preliminary breath test with readings of 0.11. The Client was placed under arrest, taken to the station, and requested to submit to a full breathalyzer test to which he consented with readings of 0.104 and 0.11. The Client was then charged with DUI (driving under the influence with BAC between 0.10 and 0.150).
RESULT: REDUCED TO DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED (R.I.G.L. § 31-27-2.7) and which is a civil violation (not a criminal conviction) with a 90 day loss of license on 7/5/12

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL)
POLICE REPORT: The Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) by a local police department. During the course of his arrest and the subsequent investigation, prior to submitting to the breathalyzer, the Client was told by the investigating officers that he was not going to be charged based on the fact that they did not have any evidence that he was in-fact operating a vehicle. The Client was then released by the Police. According to the police, a subsequent investigation uncovered evidence establishing that the Client was operating a vehicle. Based on this evidence, the police charged our Client with DUI one week after the alleged incident.
RESULT: DISMISSED BY THE JUDGE AFTER HEARING ON A DEFENSE MOTION TO DISMISS on 4/2/2012

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL - BAC OVER 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Police responded to a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the police noted that the Client's motor vehicle had skidded off the road and struck a commercial building. While speaking with the Client, the police observed the Client to have bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the Client's breath. Based on the poor road conditions, the Client was transported to the police station where standardized field sobriety tests were conducted. The Client failed the SFST's and consented to a breath test for the presence of alcohol. Two readings were obtained from the Client with both readings registering 0.216 on the breathalyzer, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08. The Client was then charged with DUI (driving under the influence with BAC over 0.150).
RESULT: REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING and placed on File for one year (not a criminal conviction) with a 30 day suspension of license on 3/26/12

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (BAC 0.10 - 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: Client was seen by local police officers operating erratically in a store parking lot. As the Client’s vehicle exited the parking lot, his vehicle was seen striking another vehicle. After the accident, the Client’s vehicle accelerated back into the parking lot towards the police officers. The police halted the Client’s vehicle and began a DUI investigation. The Client failed all three standardized field sobriety tests and blew over 0.15 on a preliminary breath test on scene. The Client was then transported back to the police station where he submitted to the breathalyzer with results of 0.136. The Client was then charged with DUI (driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level between 0.10 and 0.15).
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL on 3/13/12

CHARGE: DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE - BAC UNKNOWN)
POLICE REPORT: Police received a 911 emergency call reporting white corvette with a Massachusetts registration traveling the wrong way on a one way street. Officers were dispatched and located the white corvette. Approximately one-half mile down the street the Client’s vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and attempted to wave the cruiser by. The Officer activated his lights and siren and stopped the Client’s vehicle. Upon speaking with the Client, the Officer observed the Client to have a flushed face, moderately bloodshot and watery eyes, slightly slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. The Client then attempted standardized field sobriety tests and failed each test. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI (driving under the influence - BAC unknown).
RESULT: CHARGE DISMISSED after the Client was found Not Guilty of the Refusal Charge on 11/23/11

CHARGE: REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST (Breathalyzer Refusal)
POLICE REPORT: Police received a 911 emergency call reporting white corvette with a Massachusetts registration traveling the wrong way on a one way street. Officers were dispatched and located the white corvette. Approximately one-half mile down the street the Client’s vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and attempted to wave the cruiser by. The Officer activated his lights and siren and stopped the Client’s vehicle. Upon speaking with the Client, the Officer observed the Client to have a flushed face, moderately bloodshot and watery eyes, slightly slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. The Client then attempted standardized field sobriety tests and failed each test. He was taken into custody and, at the police station, when asked to submit to a chemical test the Client refused to submit. The police then charged the Client with refusal to submit to a chemical test (breathalyzer refusal).
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL on 11/8/11

CHARGES:
- DUI - SECOND OFFENSE (B.A.C. OVER 0.15) - Mandatory Min. 6 Month Jail Sentence
- DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE (CERTAIN VIOLATIONS) - Min. 10 Day Jail Sentence

POLICE REPORT: Police stopped and approached a motor vehicle on the side of the road with its lights on. Upon approaching the vehicle, they Police observed the Client passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle running. The Police turned the vehicle off and woke up the Client. The Client was incoherent and a rescue was called. The Client was taken to the hospital where field sobriety tests were conducted. After failing the tests, a blood draw was conducted that returned blood alcohol content readings of 222 mg/Dl. The Client was then charged with DUI - Second Offense with B.A.C. readings over 0.15 and driving with a suspended license (suspended as a result of the prior DUI). RESULTS:
- REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING WITH ONE YEAR PROBATION (no loss of license) - DISMISSED on 10/21/11

CHARGE: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE - DUI (BAC OVER 0.15)
POLICE REPORT: The Police on routine patrol observed the Client make an abrupt u-turn without using a turn signal. The Police, after observing the u-turn, began following the vehicle. The Police observed the vehicle cross over the double yellow lines while traveling. At this point, the Police initiated a motor vehicle stop. Upon speaking with the Client, the Police immediately detected an odor of alcohol emanating from the Client's breath and observed his eyes to be bloodshot, watery, and droopy. The Client then performed three standardized field sobriety tests, failing each test. The Police then requested that the Client submit to a preliminary breath test, to which he consented. The Client blood alcohol content was estimated at 0.158 on the preliminary breath test. The Client was then placed under arrest and transported to the police station. At the station, the Police requested that he submit to a chemical test to which he consented. The Client's blood aclohol content at the station registered at 0.150 and 0.154. The Client was then charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with readings over 0.15.
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL on 9/6/11

CHARGES: DUI and BREATHALYZER REFUSAL
POLICE REPORT: Client was reported to 911 by an anonymous caller who informed police that the Client was "swerving all over the road" and "was driving half of the time into oncoming traffic." Police stopped the Client, administered standardized field sobriety tests which the Client failed. Client was asked to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test. Client submitted and the Preliminary Breath Test results showed a blood alcohol level of 0.14, well over the legal limit of 0.08. Client was arrested, taken to the Police Station, read his rights and asked to submit to a chemical test. Client refused to submit to a chemical test (Breathalyzer) and was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Breathalyzer Refusal.
RESULTS:
- DUI AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING (with no further loss of license)
- BREATHALYZER REFUSAL CHARGE DISMISSED

CHARGE: DUI DRUGS (MARIJUANA)
POLICE REPORT: Client, a 19 year old college student, attempted to enter college campus and campus Police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police investigated and located a bowl and marijuana in the vehicle. The client smelled of marijuana, had bloodshot, glassy eyes and admited to the police that he smoked the marijuana twenty minutes before arriving at campus. Client was arrested for DUI Drugs (Marijuana).
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL

CHARGE: BREATHALYZER REFUSAL
POLICE REPORT: Client was at a Warwick bar when a fight broke out. The aggressor threatened the Client and told him to get in his vehicle and leave. Client, in fear, did as instructed. Warwick Police stopped the Client less than one mile from the bar. Client was clearly intoxicated and refused to submit to a chemical test. Client was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test (Breathalyzer Refusal).
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL

CHARGE: DUI ALCOHOL
POLICE REPORT: Police respond to the report of a vehicle driving through a security gate. Police arrive on scene and request that the Client submit to a battery of field sobriety tests which the Client subsequently fails. Client is charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
RESULT: DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED

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Recent Client Testimonials


★★ ★ ★ ★ Matthew Marin did a great job handling my case. I would recommend his services.

★★ ★ ★ ★ I am located in Denver Colorado, driver with my company got a ticket driving over the Rhode Island bridge, the amount of the ticket was enormous, I talked to number of law firms to represent my company to have the amount of the ticket reduced, after talking to Matthew Marin I was convinced my case is in good hands, he not only represented my company in most professional manner and got the ticket dismissed. Had a wonderful experience working with Marin, he was prompt, courteous, updated us about the status of the case, I am very happy and pleased with the out come of the case, thanks Marin.

★★ ★ ★ ★ Matt is smart, efficient and professional. My issue proceeded exactly as he explained it would, and I felt well prepared. The matter was quashed at the first possible opportunity. I hope I don't have to, but certainly would do business with him again.

★★ ★ ★ ★ My wife and I hired Matt Marin to handle a legal situation for our teenaged daughter, an out of state URI student, and couldn't be more pleased with the results. Throughout the process Matt kept all of us fully informed about what to expect, he never over promised, and in the end his results were more than we had hoped for. He is an extremely capable professional, someone that I can enthusiastically recommend.

★★ ★ ★ ★ Flexible, patient, personable, and brilliant.


Penalties for Middletown DUI Charges

A first offense DUI in Middletown, Rhode Island is a serious misdemeanor. A conviction could lead to a jail sentence, fines and court fees, surcharges, and mandatory enrollment in a drunk driving course and/or a substance abuse treatment program.

A record of criminal conviction could result in loss of job or limits in future employment opportunities. It could keep you from opening a credit account, securing a mortgage and even renting a car.

It is important to fight the charges filed against you and try to keep your record clean.

Middletown First Offense DUI with Blood Alcohol Level Between 0.08-0.10

•Suspended License for 30-180 Days
•$100-300 Fine
•10-60 Hours of Community Service and/or Up to One Year in Jail
•Highway Safety Assessment ($500 fee)
•Possible Enrollment in a Driving School and/or Alcohol Treatment Program

Middletown First Offense DUI with Blood Alcohol Level Between 0.10-0.15 or Unknown BAC

•Suspended License for 3-12 Months
•$100-400 Fine
•10-60 Hours of Community Service and/or Up to One Year in Jail
•Highway Safety Assessment ($500 fee)
•Must Enroll in a Driving School and/or Alcohol Treatment Program

Middletown First Offense DUI with Blood Alcohol Level Over 0.15 or Charged with a Drug Based DUI

•Suspended License for 3-18 Months
•$500 Fine
•20-60 Hours of Community Service and/or Up to One Year in Jail
•Highway Safety Assessment ($500 fee)
•Must Enroll in a Driving School and/or Alcohol Treatment Program

To Read the Full Statute Click the Link Below:
RI Gen. Laws 31-27-2(d)

Middletown Breathalyzer Refusal Penalties

First Offense (Civil Charge)

•Suspended License for 6-12 Months
•$200-500 Fine
•10-60 Hours of Community Service
•Must Enroll in a Driving School and/or Alcohol Treatment Program

Second Offense (within 5 years)(criminal charge)

•Suspended License for 1 to 2 Years
•$600-1,000 Fine and Up to 6 Months in Jail
•60-100 Hours of Community Service
•Must Enroll in an Alcohol or Drug Treatment Program

To Read the Full Statute Click the Link Below:
RI Gen. Laws 31-27-2.1

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