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Proposed Bill Would Ban Guns from Domestic Violence Convicts

Posted by Matthew Marin | Feb 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A bill pending in the Rhode Island Legislature would ban anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence from buying a gun.  The bill, if passed, would apply anyone convicted of domestic violence charges, including misdemeanor domestic violence charges.  Under Rhode Island law, those charges include (1) domestic assault and battery, (2) domestic vandalism, (3) domestic disorderly conduct, (4) domestic trespassing, (5) domestic stalking, and (6) domestic violation of a restraining order or no contact order.  To read more about the bill and it's introduction, visit

While the bill failed to pass in 2013, it has supporters in 2014.  Anyone who has a Rhode Island Domestic Violence case pending should pay particular attention to this legislation.  In most cases, this type of legislation would apply retro-actively to anyone previously convicted of amisdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  Therefore, to protect your ability to purchase a firearm in the future you should take every step possible today to avoid a conviction for a Rhode Island Domestic Violence Charge.

Your first step should be to contact The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. for a confidential, no fee consultation.  We are available 24/7 at our offices via phone (401-228-8271) or email ([email protected]).  Our lawyers have significant experience handling Rhode Island Domestic Violence cases and can assist you in preparing your best defense.  One former client had this to say about Attorney Matthew Marin:

"Matt's performance was top-notch. He was personable, respectful and knowledgable. 
I had been framed ( literally ) in a domestic case, and Matt guided me through the 
process. I had my doubts, but he was reassuring. He cut through the nonsense, 
so to speak. I would easily recommend him to anyone."
To read more about what former client's are saying about Attorney Matthew Marin, visit our Google Business Page. To read more about individualRhode Island Domestic Violence crimes, visit the following links:

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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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