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Domestic Assault Charges Reduced to Non-Domestic Assault in the Newport County District Court on 1.27.2021

January 2021


The attorneys at Marin & Barrett, Inc. are are again happy to report the reduction of a second offense domestic assault and battery charge in the Newport District Court and the dismissal of domestic disorderly conduct charges.  Police officers in Newport County received a call of a couple that had just left a bar involved in a physical altercation on the sidewalk.  Officers responded to find the street to find the alleged victim on the sidewalk injured.  After a brief investigation, the officers arrested our client on domestic assault and disorderly conduct charges. 

Fighting cases during Covid has been difficult on everyone and this case was no different.  Without consistent court dates it can be challenging to argue your case to a prosecutor or a judge.  Nevertheless, we were able to communicate with the prosecutor effectively, relay our defense, and make a case for a reduction of the domestic assault and battery charge and dismissal of the domestic disorderly conduct charge prior to trial.  If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: SECOND OFFENSE DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY Filed for one year on the condition the Defendant complete an anger management program on January 27th, 2021

Practice area(s): Domestic Violence

Court: Newport District Court

Matthew Marin

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.

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.