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Rhode Island's DUI Legislation Tightens: What You Need to Know

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that increases penalties for DUI offenses, introducing stricter measures like extended lookback periods and potential permanent license revocations, underscoring the importance of experienced legal representation from firms like Marin, Barrett, and Murphy in navigating these changes.

Navigating DUI Charges: Top Questions Answered

Posted by Matthew Marin | Mar 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Did the luck of the Irish elude you this past weekend? Well, you're in luck now because you've just landed on one of the top DUI law firm's websites in Rhode Island. Our law firm has 60+ years of experience and has represented individuals on 1000's of DUI cases. Our diverse team of criminal defen...

The Crucial Importance of Legal Representation for Open Container Citations in Newport Municipal Court

Posted by Matthew Marin | Mar 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Following the issuance of 74 citations for open container violations during St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Newport, the necessity for individuals to seek experienced legal counsel is emphasized to navigate the consequences and potential long-term repercussions in Newport Municipal Court. The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy law firm highlights the importance of legal representation through their success in mitigating and dismissing charges, underscoring the potential for favorable outcomes with professional legal assistance.

Navigating the Holidays: How to Travel with a DUI and Other Common Questions Answered by the Marin, Barrett, & Murphy Law Firm (Part 1)

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

As we begin to fully embrace the festive spirit of the holiday season, Marin, Barrett, & Murphy extends warm wishes, hopes that everyone had a joyful Thanksgiving, and are now excited to gear up for the December holidays. While this time of year is meant for celebration, we understand that unfore...

The Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer: A Lesson from Marion Reyes' Case

Posted by Matthew Marin | May 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

This blog post explores the case of Marion Reyes, emphasizing the importance of hiring a criminal defense lawyer when facing investigations or criminal charges. It highlights the risks of self-representation, the tactics employed by law enforcement on social media, the value of intervention by a legal professional, the pitfalls of DIY plea deals, and the consequences of an extensive criminal history. Through Marion's experiences, readers gain insights into the benefits of professional legal representation and the need to protect their rights and interests when navigating the complexities of the legal system.

Refused a Breathalyzer Test in Rhode Island? Here's Why You Need the Help of Marin and Barrett Law Firm's DUI Defense Attorneys

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you're driving in Rhode Island and get pulled over under suspicion of DUI, the police officer may ask you to take a breathalyzer test. Refusing to do so can lead to serious consequences, including immediate license suspension at your first court appearance and long-term license suspension or ignition interlock requirements. You may also face hefty fines, costs, and assessments and mandatory community service. In this blog post, we discuss the potential penalties for refusing a breathalyzer test and emphasize the importance of seeking the guidance of experienced DUI defense attorneys like Attorney Kensley Barrett and Attorney Angelica Bovis of Marin and Barrett Law Firm. They can help you fight for your driving privileges and defend you against criminal charges. If you have been charged with refusing a breathalyzer test in Rhode Island, contact Marin and Barrett Law Firm today for a free consultation.

The Importance of Hiring a Skilled DUI Defense Lawyer in Rhode Island

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

This blog post highlights the importance of hiring an experienced drunk driving defense attorney when facing DUI charges in Rhode Island. It provides an overview of the state's DUI laws and the potential penalties for a conviction, including fines, license suspensions, community service, and mandatory alcohol treatment. The post emphasizes the need for legal expertise, strategic defense, plea negotiations, trial experience, and license restoration, all of which a skilled DUI defense attorney can provide. The conclusion urges anyone facing DUI charges to consult with an attorney and take action to protect their rights and secure the best possible outcome for their case.

Facing a Thanksgiving Eve DUI Charge? Here's What You Should Do

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

What to do after you have been arrested for a DUI? Many of our former clients have found themselves, on Thanksgiving Day, facing a DUI charge and an upcoming court date. Stressed? We know what you are going through and can explain to you in detail what to expect. And we have been able to help hundreds of individuals who found themselves in a similar situation.

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.

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Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Ten Consecutive Years 2014-2023

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 10 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2023. 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 Matthew Marin and Kensley 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.