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COVID-19 Update: Kent County Courthouse and Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Closed Indefinitely

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yesterday evening the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an executive order closing the Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County Courthouse) in Warwick, RI after a law enforcement office who entered the building on April 2nd tested positive for COVID-19.

Additionally, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court closed the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal after an employee of the courthouse tested positive for COVID-19.  The two complexes are being disinfected while closed and there is no word on when they will re-open.

Emergency and essential matters in all Rhode Island counties for the Family Court, District Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal will now be heard at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence.  Emergency and essential matters for Superior Court will now be heard at the Licht Judicial Complex on Benefit Street in Providence.

To read more about the recent Rhode Island Supreme Court Order follow this link to's Article on the update.

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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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