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COVID-19 Update: Can You Face Charges if You Violate Quarantine or Stay At Home Orders?

Posted by Matthew Marin | Apr 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

The impact of COVID-19 has been massive on people all over the world and the impact on individuals here at home in Rhode Island has been no different.  Health and government officials are urging people to practice "social distancing" in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.  In many cities and states, there are "shelter in place," isolation, or quarantine orders in place to protect the health and safety of citizens.

It is important to be aware of these restrictions to avoid any criminal charges.  Earlier this week on April 2nd, three Massachusetts men were charged with violating the Governor's executive order requiring out-of-state visitors to quarantine after they crossed the Rhode Island border to go golfing according to Richmond Police.  According to the report, the men had "played a round of golf" at Meadowbrook Golf Course.

The Richmond Police said the men "knowingly circumvented" the State's quarantine order that required visitors coming into Rhode Island for "a non-work-related purpose" to quarantine for 14 days.  To read more about the Richmond, RI case follow the link here to WPRI.com (https://www.wpri.com/health/coronavirus/three-mass-men-charged-with-violating-governors-quarantine-order-after-golfing/)

Contact Our R.I. Criminal Defense Lawyers

With news updates regarding the spread of COVID-19 constant, it is normal for people to feel uneasy.  At Marin and Barrett, Inc., we understand your concerns about the virus and how it has impacted your life.  If you or someone you know is facing charges for violating a state at home or quarantine order, it is important to seek professional legal counsel.  Our highly experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorneys will build a sold defense on your behalf to avoid any further anxiety or stress during these trying times.  Call our legal team today at 401-228-8271 to schedule a no-obligation defense strategy session.

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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