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/)
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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.