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REMINDER: Beefed Up DUI Patrols In Southern Rhode Island This Weekend May 16 Thru May 19

Posted by Matthew Marin | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As reported earlier this week in the Providence Journal, the local and Rhode Island State Police will have increased patrols in Southern Rhode Island over the weekend from Friday May 16th through Monday May 19th. While the reason for the increased patrols was not reported in the paper, we can assume it is related to the University of Rhode Island Senior Week and graduation which is scheduled for this weekend.  More than 35 additional officers will be conducting DUI patrols, assisting both the local and State Police departments.
 
What should you do if you are charged with a DUI in Rhode Island?
 
First, relax.  You have taken the right first step already in seeking out assistance and information to assist you in making a knowledgeable and informed decision.  At the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc., we assist people everyday charged with driving under the influence (DUI),refusal to submit to a chemical test, and other motor vehicle offenses such as reckless driving.  Our track record of outstanding results and positive client testimonials stands apart from the pack.  Check out what our former clients are saying about us HERE.
 
Second, give us a call.  We will be able to answer any preliminary questions you may have regarding an arrest for DUI or refusal to submit to a chemical test over the phone without any difficulty.  If you like what you hear from us, then we can conveniently schedule a consultation that fits in your schedule at one of our two downtown law offices in either Providence or Newport.  We can be reached 24/7 at 401-228-8271, [email protected], or by submitting your information into our contact form on our website.
 
Am I going to Jail if I am convicted of my Rhode Island DUI charge?
 
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. is: "Am I going to jail if I am convicted of my DUI charge?"  For most people, the answer is an easy NO.  However, your Rhode Island DUI charge could result in a jail sentence IF any of the following apply to your case: (1) there was an accident and physical injuries resulted, (2) this is not your first offense (even if you were not previously convicted), (3) you were extremely intoxicated (high blood alcohol levels).  If you are charged with a first offense DUI without any of those extraordinary circumstances, then most likely your case will not result in a jail sentence.  Your best bet to stay out of jail is to contact Attorney Matthew Marin today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Rhode Island DUI Attorney.

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Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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