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Celebrate America's Birthday Too Hard This Year? Why You and 18 Others Should Hire an Experienced Local DUI Lawyer

Posted by Matthew Marin | Jul 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

America turned 245 this year. While the 4th of July is always a cause for celebration, the RI State Police were out in force and reported arresting 18 people for DUI this weekend alone (not counting town and local authorities). 

Have you found yourself facing a drunk driving charge? While we wish you had taken an Uber, it is important that you speak with an experienced DUI Lawyer to understand how this will impact your life and future right away. Why you ask? Read our top reasons below and contact us today to get started:

  1. Rhode Island law allows the Court to suspend your drivers license at your first court date under many circumstances, even for a first offense;
  2. Rhode Island law severely punishes those charged and convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  3. A second offense DUI in Rhode Island carries with it the possibility of a significant mandatory jail sentence as well as a mandatory license suspension measured in years, not months.

How can an experienced DUI lawyer help? As an experienced Rhode Island criminal defense attorney, we know how to navigate the legal process to resolve your criminal charges in a manner that is the best under the circumstances.  We can also put a plan in place to help you maintain your drivers license while your DUI case is pending.  Call us today at 401-228-8271.

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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Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Eight Consecutive Years 2014-2021

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 8 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2021. 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.