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Celebrating Justice: Not Guilty Verdict in a Complex Self-Defense Case

September 2023

On May 5, 2019, our Client was wrapping up his evening in Providence when an altercation erupted. While our firm unequivocally discourages involvement in fights, it's essential to note that our unarmed Client found himself facing a life-threatening situation as a knife was brandished against him during the confrontation. In the heat of the moment, our Client defended himself, resulting in injuries to the armed aggressor.

In situations like these, where the police strive to maintain order in Providence's establishments, the complexities of such incidents can sometimes lead to ambiguities which result in unjustified criminal charges. This is where our role becomes crucial — to step in and ensure that justice prevails. Our aim is to ensure that our clients are not wrongfully convicted of charges that do not align with the circumstances they confront, like the ones that our client faced that night.

 Therefore, we're thrilled to announce today that Attorney Kensley Barrett, one of our most experienced trial lawyers, was able to secure a a not guilty verdict on behalf of his Client in this matter. Our Client was facing a serious felony assault charge with a deadly weapon. The State of Rhode Island was alleging that he was the aggressor and violently stabbed so-called victim.  With these charges now behind him, our Client can look to the future unburdened by this unfortunate incident.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our client for trusting us with their life in this matter. Together, we've made a meaningful impact in the pursuit of truth and justice.If you or someone you know is grappling with legal challenges, remember, you're not alone. Our experienced criminal defense team is here, prepared to offer skilled and knowledgeable legal representation.

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Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Providence Superior Court

Kensley Barrett

Attorney Kensley Barrett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases in Rhode Island. Known for his strong background in trial advocacy and negotiation, Barrett is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and with a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, he consistently achieves successful outcomes, including acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

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.