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Providence Man Charged with DUI After Sideswiping a State Police Cruiser in Downtown Providence

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

Last week the Rhode Island State Police charged a Providence man with DUI and driving without a license after he sideswiped a State Police Cruiser in downtown Providence.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.  Back at the State Police barracks the Providence man submitted to a breathalzyer test which rendered readings of 0.205 and 0.200, two and one-half times the legal limit of 0.08.  You can read more about this case at the Providence Journal.

DUI charges brought under any circumstances are extremely serious.  Under similar circumstances, an individual who is charged with drunk driving in Rhode Island can face serious consequences including potential incarceration, probation, extended loss of license (up to one year even for a minor first offense), and hefty fines.  Even if you think that the case against you is open and shut, it is always in your best interest to speak with anexperienced Rhode Island DUI Lawyer about your case.  There are literally dozens of potential defenses to Rhode Island DUI charges.  Many times, it takes the skilled eye and experience of a knowledgeable RI DUI Lawyer to uncover these defenses.  Don't unknowingly plead guilty to a case that cannot be proven or has significant problems.  Even if we cannot defeat your RI drunk driving case, we can help advocate for you to mitigate the extent of the penalties and sanctions you will face.

Contact the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. today for a confidential, no fee consultation.  You can reach us 24/7 at 401-228-8271, email us at [email protected], or visit our Website.

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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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