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Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Matthew T. Marin Announces Recent DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal Victory

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 06, 2009 | 0 Comments

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces a recent victory for a client facing the charges of First Offense DUI / BAC Unknown and Breathalyzer Refusal. If you need assistance or are facing a Rhode Island Drunk Driving or Breathalyzer Refusal Charge, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or [email protected].

CHARGES:Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Breathalyzer Refusal
POLICE REPORT: Client was driving home from the bar. On the ride home, a local Police Officer witnessed the Client's motor vehicle travel into the breakdown lane, cross over the double yellow line multiple times, and make a left-hand turn without signaling. The Officer initiated a motor vehicle stop. Immediately upon speaking with the Client the Officer detected a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot and watery eyes, and mumbled speech. The Officer requested the Client submit to standardized field sobriety tests, which the Client failed. The Officer placed the Client under arrest, transported her to the station, and requested that she submit to a breathalyzer test. The Client refused to submit to the breathalyzer test and was charged with Driving Under the Influence (BAC Unknown) and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test (Breathalyzer).
RESULTS:
- Breathalyzer Refusal Charge: DISMISSED
- Driving Under the Influence Charge: AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING with NO FURTHER LOSS OF LICENSE (not a criminal conviction)

For More Information About Our Rhode Island Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers Visit Our Website at:www.matthewtmarin.com/Rhode_Island_DUI_Defense_Lawyer.html

About the Author

Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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