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RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE BLOG

Not Guilty Verdict in Newport District Court Drunk Driving Trial on October 1st, 2020

Posted by Matthew Marin | Oct 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to report that a Client facing a misdemeanor DUI charge in the Newport District Court has been acquitted after a drunk driving trial that was substantially delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 1st, 2020, our Client was finally acquitted after almost a year of litigation and over six months from the commencement of the trial.

4/15/2020 COVID-19 UPDATE: RI Court Closed Through May 17th

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week the Rhode Island State Judiciary issued an Order continuing the closure of courts to non-emergency matters through May 17th. If you have an upcoming Court date and you are not sure if the Courts will be hearing your case, contact our team of Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers for advice and guidance during the Court's COVID-19 closures.

5 Star Client Reviews From January & February 2018

Posted by Matthew Marin | Feb 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Nick on February 3rd, 2018 I cannot say enough great things about Matt. He is so well liked by everyone and when he walks into the courtroom it opens up to him. As I was researching for a criminal defense attorney to represent myself, I had certain qualities in mind that I was looking fo...

10 Random & Entertaining Driving Facts

Posted by Matthew Marin | Dec 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

We hope you enjoy our collection of random driving facts from around the world and even near you! 1. The traffic where you live might be impacting your social skills.People who live on streets with more traffic spend less time outside and have fewer friends. From SafeAuto 2. Are you more likely to...

I was on private property when I was arrested for DUI. Can the police do that?

Posted by Matthew Marin | Oct 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yes, the Rhode Island DUI law allows the police to arrest you for DUI on private property (even while they cannot do the same in Massachusetts). But, if you are charged with DUI on private property you should seek the representation and guidance of an experienced Rhode Island DUI lawyer to explore and utilize any potential defenses that may be available to you.

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Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Seven Consecutive Years 2014-2020

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 7 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2020. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.


Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Marin and Barrett are both Rhode Island General Members of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.