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18 Year Old URI Student Charged with Felony DUI After Crash

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month an 18 Year Old URI Student was charged with driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury.  The Student, from Connecticut, had been drinking at a fraternity prior to the accident which occurred when his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Route 138 west.  A passenger in the Student's vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries.

The Student was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence, serious bodily injury resulting; driving to endanger resulting in bodily injury; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.  He was released on a $5,000 surety bail with a court date set for December 15th.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

The charges brought in this case are extremely serious: DUI resulting in serious bodily injury carries a mandatory one year jail sentence with a maximum of ten years in jail and a two year revocation of the individuals drivers license; driving to endanger (also known as reckless driving) resulting in bodily injury carries a jail sentence up to five years and up to a three year license suspension.

Contact Attorney Matthew Marin For Assistance

We assist clients facing a wide range of DUI charges.  In fact, we have likely handled a case just like yours.  With our significant experience we can answer your questions, calm your nerves, and provide you with a realistic and honest assessment of your case and your situation.  Contact us today to schedule a no obligation, free consultation.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271 or by email at [email protected].

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Matthew Marin

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.


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