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Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed in Kent County District Court on March 20th, 2023

March 2023


Attorney Kensley Barrett of the Marin and Barrett Law Firm successfully defended a case involving a client charged with domestic assault and battery and domestic disorderly conduct. In March 2023, the Warwick Police Department charged the client following a reported incident at a Warwick residence.

Attorney Barrett promptly contacted the Warwick Police Department to obtain a copy of the police report and reached out to the complaining witness to ascertain what had happened during the incident. Marin & Barrett was able to obtain an affidavit of non-prosecution signed by the complaining witness. Simultaneously, they enrolled the client in a four-hour anger management class.

On the first court date, Marin & Barrett provided both the affidavit of non-prosecution and the anger management completion certification to the prosecution. The case was continued for one week and was subsequently dismissed. As a result, the client avoided a domestic violence conviction, mandatory domestic violence classes, and had the case sealed from their record.



Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Court: Kent 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.