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Child Pornography Charges Successfully Resolved in Washington County Superior Court on May 19th, 2023

May 2023


Attorney Kensley Barrett of Marin, Barrett & Murphy Law Firm successfully defended a case involving a client charged with possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography. The charges stemmed from a tip by the FBI that lead to an investigation by the local South Kingstown Police Department on 2018.

After a review of the police report and discovery materials, Marin Barrett & Murphy determined that there were issues with the evidence in the case and argued for an amendment to the charge. After extensive research by Marin Barrett & Murphy and negotiations with the Attorney Generals' Office, the State agreed to dismiss the charge of transferring child pornography and amended the charge of possession to accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes. Further, the State agreed to defer the case for three years, resulting in no community registration, no special conditions, and no conviction for the Client. The Client is eligible to have the amended charge sealed from his record at the conclusion of the three year period.

CASE RESULTS: POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AMENDED TO ACCESSING A COMPUTER FOR FRAUDULENT PURPOSES AND TRANSFER OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DISMISSED. Sentencing on the case was deferred for three years, providing an opportunity for a fresh start on May 19th, 2023

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Washington County 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.