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Domestic Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charges Dismissed in the Washington County District Court on May 18th, 2023

May 2023


In a recent case handled by Marin, Barrett and Murphy, our client faced charges of Domestic Simple Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct brought by the South Kingstown Police Department. The charges stemmed from a report of a domestic disturbance, with the reporting party alleging that our client, his girlfriend, assaulted him following an argument.

Upon being retained, our dedicated legal team immediately took action. We met with the client and obtained a copy of the police report from the SKPD. Recognizing the potential for a positive resolution, we reached out to the complaining witness to gather more information. To our satisfaction, the complaining witness asserted that the incident was a misunderstanding and expressed his desire not to pursue prosecution against our client.

In collaboration with the complaining witness, we crafted an affidavit of non-prosecution. This document, signed and notarized by the complaining witness, stated that he had no fear of our client, did not wish to see her prosecuted, and willingly provided the affidavit of his own free will. We also recommended that the complaining witness appear at the arraignment date to further support our case.

During the arraignment/first court date, our experienced attorneys presented the signed affidavit of non-prosecution to the South Kingston Solicitor. Additionally, we facilitated a conversation between the solicitor and the complaining witness. As a result of our diligent efforts, the case was ultimately dismissed, and the no-contact order was lifted.

We are pleased to share that our client's record remains intact, as the case is eligible for immediate expungement/sealing. At Marin, Barrett and Murphy, we are committed to protecting our clients' rights and securing favorable outcomes. If you or someone you know is facing legal challenges, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team. We are here to provide expert guidance and exceptional legal representation.

CASE RESULTS: ALL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES DISMISSED in the Washington County District Court on May 18th, 2023

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Court: Washington County District 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.