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NFL Star Charged with Domestic Assault of His Girlfriend

Posted by Matthew Marin | May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In what is surely now an obvious theme, a superstar NFL pro bowl defensive end was charged Tuesday with domestic assault and making threats against his girlfriend.  The NFL star continues to be held until his arraignment Wednesday morning on the two domestic violence charges.  Individuals from all walks of life can be charged and go to jail for domestic violence charges.  If you have been charged with a crime involving domestic violence, please review the information below as well as the information on our websites.  We are available 24/7 to take your call and schedule a consultation to explain your charges and how we can assist you in your defense.  Attorney Matthew Marin can be reached via phone at 401-228-8271 and via email at [email protected].
 
Domestic Violence Charges in Rhode Island Are Extremely Serious
 
Anyone charged with a domestic violence crime in Rhode Island is in serious jeopardy of going to jail.  As the story of the NFL player above indicates, anyone can go to jail on domestic violence charges even for a first offense.  The best way to keep yourself out of jail is to immediately contact a local Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney to provide you with guidance and a plan of attack.  In Rhode Island, misdemeanor domestic violence charges carry up to one year in jail while felony charges can carry five to ten to twenty years in prison.  It is vital that you immediately put a defense strategy in place to combat domestic violence allegations as evidence can go stale or be lost if you wait.
 
Types of RI Domestic Violence Charges and Their Penalties
 
 Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges (and maximum penalty)
- Disorderly Conduct - 6 months in jail
- Assault and Battery - 1 year in jail
- Vandalism - 1 year in jail
 
Felony Domestic Violence Charges (and maximum penalty)
- Domestic Strangulation - 10 years in jail
- Assault with a Dangerous Weapon - 20 years in jail
 
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. 

If you or a loved one has been charged with a domestic violence offense or any other criminal offense in Rhode Island, you need to immediately callAttorney Matthew Marin for skilled and aggressive domestic violence defense representation.  We will begin working immediately to ensure that your rights are protected and that you can put the best defense possible forward.  Attorney Marin is available 24/7 to discuss your case and to schedule a no fee, confidential consultation at one of our convenient office locations.  Contact us today by phone at 401-228-8271 or email at[email protected], or fill out the contact form on our Website.

About the Author

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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