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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 Defense Attorney Matthew Marin for a confidential, no-cost consultation.


Rhode Island DUI Charges

We focus a major portion of our practice defending those individuals facing driving under the influence charges in Rhode Island (also referred to as DUI, DWI, or OUI charges). We have spent nearly a decade defending the accused and we have NEVER prosecuted DUI cases. Our DUI defense strategies have been featured in the Providence Journal (May 2015 & June 2015) and Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly (August 2017) numerous times.

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. Follow the links below to learn more about Rhode Island DUI charges, penalties, and possible defenses.

Experienced DUI DefenseDUI PenaltiesChemical Test RefusalDUI FAQ’s

RI DUI FAQ: Is my license immediately suspended after my DUI arrest?

Review by Rhode Island DUI Client Mark Z. on Avvo.com

Hiring Matthew Marin to represent me was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was arrested for DUI and feared the worst. But Matthew Marin truly saved me. He was successful in having the breathalyzer results thrown out, then took my case all the way to trial, where he was able to convince a judge that without said results, the prosecution could not meet the burden of proof necessary to convict. I was found NOT GUILTY, and I couldn’t be more relieved. I would recommend Matthew Marin to anyone charged with a DUI in the state of Rhode Island. (One of 139 Five Star Reviews of Attorney Marin on Avvo.com. See them all HERE)


Rhode Island Domestic Violence Charges

Having assisted hundreds of individuals facing domestic violence charges in Rhode Island, we know that having your life torn apart by a Rhode Island domestic simple assault arrest can be a traumatic experience. We can help. We have seen clients in nearly identical situations dozens if not hundreds of times. Call us for experienced, calm, and rational legal advice and representation.

Domestic Assault and BatteryDomestic StrangulationDomestic VandalismDomestic Disorderly Conduct


Rhode Island Drug Charges

Drug offenses in Rhode Island are handled extremely severely by the Police, Prosecutors and the Courts. Even minor possession of any controlled substance (other than marijuana) is a felony criminal offense punishable by over a year in state prison. Distribution, intent to distribute, and manufacturing charges can be non-bailable offenses which means if you are arrested on these charges you go straight to prison. Call us immediately if you have been arrested or are under investigation for drug related charges in Rhode Island.


Expungement of Rhode Island Criminal Records

One of the most rewarding areas of our practice involves assisting individuals to clean up their criminal record. Each and every time someone is charged with a criminal offense in Rhode Island a black mark is placed on his or her criminal record (known as a BCI and maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General). By Rhode Island law, you may be able to have that record sealed or expunged and thereby removed from your permanent criminal record. In fact, a new law passed in 2017 allows certain eligible individuals to expunged up to 5 misdemeanor criminal convictions. Contact us today so that we can conduct a free expungement evaluation for you.

Free Expungement EvaluationRhode Island Expungement LawDUI Expungement


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Former Client Reviews and Testimonials

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The Rhode Island Criminal Case Process

The Process of Setting and Release on Bail
The Arraignment Process and the Pre-Arraignment Conference (Providence Felonies only)
• 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 case, visit the Rhode Island Judiciary Website.

Contact Defense Attorney Matthew Marin Now
For a Free, Confidential Consultation:
Call Us 24/7: 401-228-8271
Email: [email protected]


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

To Begin Building Your Best Possible Defense, Contact Defense Attorney Matthew Marin Now
Call Us 24/7: 401-228-8271
Email: [email protected]

Attorney Marin Named A Super Lawyers Rising Star Four Consecutive Years 2014-2017

Attorney Matthew Marin was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 4 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2017. 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.


Rhode Island Member of the National College for DUI Defense

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.

NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Matthew Marin