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Rhode Island DCYF Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin Announces the Dismissal of DCYF Neglect and Abandonment Charges

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces the DISMISSAL of charges filed against his Client by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families alleging the Neglect and Abandonment of her six (6) month old son. If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families Abuse, Neglect, and/or Dependency allegations contactAttorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or [email protected]to fight your charges.

ALLEGATIONS: The Department of Children, Youth, and Families filed an ex-parte petition to remove the Client's six (6) month old child from her care alleging: (1) Neglect, and (2) Abandonment.
FACTS: Client was charged with two (2) counts of Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by the Providence and Cranston, RI Police Departments. These charges were largely based on taped phone conversations of the Client/Mother and unfounded allegations by the Police Department that the Client/Mother was allegedly a member and leader of a local gang.
RESULT: When pressed to trial, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families determined that it had insufficient evidence to proceed to trial on the Neglect and/or Abandonment Petitions and voluntarily dismissed the charges. Client/Mother was reunified with her now one (1) year old son and DCYF involvement was terminated.

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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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