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Attorney Matthew Marin Anounces the DISMISSAL of Chemical Test Refusal Charges Pending Against A Client

Posted by Matthew Marin | Feb 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to announce the DISMISSAL of chemical test refusal charges pending against a client at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.  In the case, the Client had been followed by individuals who called 911 and reported her vehicle's purported erratic driving.  Once parked safely at a local store, the Police stopped the Client and ultimately arrested her for suspicion of driving under the influence.  At the Police Station, the Client refused to submit to a chemical test at the Police Officer's request and she was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test (also known as breathalyzer refusal).  At trial, it was learned that paperwork pertaining to the investigation, charging of the case, and preliminary suspension of the Client's drivers license was mishandled.  Particularly, the Affidavit submitted by the Police Department as part of the preliminary license suspension process was defective.  After discussion and review of the recent relevant case law (RITT Appellate Panel Decision Town of Smithfield v. Sleiman), the Attorney General's Office was left with no choice but to DISMISS the charge of refusal to submit to a chemical test.

A Rhode Island chemical test refusal charge is an extremely serious matter that requires a serious defense.  Attorney Marin knows the Rhode Island law's regarding DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test and can use his experience to put your best defense forward against any Rhode Island drunk driving charge.  For more information on Rhode Island DUI andbreathalyzer refusal charges, visit our website.  If you have been charged with a criminal offense, seek experienced and skilled representation immediately.

We are available 24/7, 7 days a week to discuss your RI criminal DUI charges.  Contact Attorney Matthew Marin via telephone at 401-228-8271 or email at [email protected].  To learn more about RI Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Marin and our experience,

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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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