Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew T. Marin is pleased to announce the dismissal of charges brought by a local Police Department, clearing his Client of the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
In a pre-trial motion to dismiss the DUI charge, the Defense argued that by delaying one week in bringing forward charges the Police Department had deprived his Client of his right to an independent medical examination.
The right to an independent medical examination is an essential right in every DUI case under Rhode Island law. "The denial of the right to an independent medical examination in this case deprived my Client of the ability to defend himself against this charge and therefore dismissal of the charge is the only fair and just resolution to this case,” said Attorney Matthew Marin.
After a hearing and argument on the motion to dismiss on April 2nd, 2012, the Court granted the Defense motion to dismiss finding that Attorney Marin's Client had been deprived of his right to an independent medical examination in violation of Rhode Island law and that, under the circumstances of this case, the denial of that right mandated dismissal of the charge. The Court's ruling dismissing the charge drew strenuous objection from the prosecution during the hearing.
About The Law Firm of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc. is a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Law Firm dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of Rhode Island residents who have been charged with criminal offenses. We are prepared to defend individuals against all state and federal felonies and misdemeanors, including drunk driving charges (DUI), drug charges, and domestic violence charges. We represent clients statewide, including Providence, Kent, Washington, and Newport Counties as well as the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
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