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Were You Charged With A Rhode Island DUI Over Memorial Day Weekend?

Posted by Matthew Marin | May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you were charged with a DUI in Rhode Island over the long Memorial Day weekend you have come to the right place for assistance.  We have assisted literally hundreds of people in exactly the same position you now find yourself, so let us help you.  In this post you will find some basic information that will help to preserve your rights and give your defense attorney the best chance to beat your case.  Read further, and then contact Attorney Matthew Marin at 401-228-8271 / [email protected] to set up a no-fee confidential consultation.
 
KEEP ALL OF YOUR PAPERWORK
 
The first thing that you should do is create a file or a large envelope that you will keep all of the paperwork related to your case in one location.  Some of this paperwork is critical to your case.  It is vitally important that you keep every document that was given or mailed to you.  This includes keeping the envelopes that mail was given or received in as it may contain critical information about when certain documents were mailed, which may become important later.  Once you sit down and speak with a skilled Rhode Island DUI Attorney, they will be able to quickly sift through the paperwork and let you know what parts are important and what parts are not.
 
DO NOT MAIL IN PAYMENTS FOR YOUR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
 
Many people, prior to meeting with an attorney, will mail in payment for minor traffic violations.  DO NOT DO THIS.  Payment of a traffic violation is an admission of guilt that can be used against you in your Rhode Island DUI case.  Even minor motor vehicle infractions, as minor an improper inspection sticker, can be used to form the basis of the police officer's reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle.  Paying the $85 fine by mail constitutes an admission that the prosecutor in your Rhode Island DUI case can use against you.
 
 
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY PROMPTLY
 
Whatever you do, seek the representation of an experienced Rhode Island DUI Attorney to assist you right away.  Unfortunately, I have met with many clients who waited literally weeks after their arrest to seek advice and representation on a DUI charge.  Many people think that because their court date is a few weeks or a month away, that there is no urgency to speak with and hire a defense attorney.  They may sometimes be right.  But, all too frequently I meet with clients who have waited weeks to seek assistance and in that intervening period critical evidence has been lost or destroyed that we could have been able to produce at trial if not for the delay.  Most importantly, oftentimes police surveillance video is kept for a very limited period of time after which it is destroyed and unavailable for your defense.
 
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc.
 
If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or any other criminal offense in Rhode Island, you need to immediately call Attorney Matthew Marin for skilled and aggressive criminal 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.  If you need help with a crime involving drugs or domestic violence or a car accident, visit our drug defense website, our domestic violence website, our car accident website.

About the Author

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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