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DUI Charges Dismissed in Rhode Island District Court

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rhode Island DUI charges pending against a Client were dismissed today in the Fourth Division District Court in Wakefield, Rhode Island.  The charge, DUI with blood alcohol content between 0.10 and 0.15, was completely dismissed after the Defense successfully argued that the breath test was improperly administered.  Utilizing video footage obtained from the police department of the events that took place at the police station prior to the administration of the Intoxilyzer 5000, the Defense was able to show that the arresting officer failed to comply with the Department of Health Rules and Regulations pertaining to the administration of the Intoxilyzer 5000 chemical breath test.  As a result, the State determined that they had insufficient evidence with which to proceed against the Client and dismissed the Rhode Island DUI charge outright.

At the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc., we have successfully argued in prior cases that the Intoxilyzer 5000 was improperly administered.  Proper administration of a chemical breath test, like most defenses in Rhode Island DUI cases, require specialized knowledge and experience to recognize.  Attorney Marin has handled a multitude of Rhode Island DUI cases, and we have probably seen a DUI case just like yours.  Our specialized knowledge and experience can be put to work for you to get you the absolute best result possible, and to potentially defeat your Rhode Island DUI case.

If you are facing a Drunk Driving Charge in Rhode Island, contact Attorney Matthew Marin today for a free, confidential consultation.  Attorney Marin is an experienced, aggressive, and skilled Rhode Island DUI Defense Attorney who knows Rhode Island DUI Law and the defenses that may be available to you in your case.  As a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense, Attorney Marin keeps constantly apprised all of the latest DUI related defenses that he can put to work for you.  Contact us 24/7 at 401-228-8271, visit our website at, or email us at [email protected].

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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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