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Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Prior to Trial in the Kent County District Court on 9/14/2020

September 2020


The criminal defense attorneys at Marin & Barrett, Inc. are pleased to report the dismissal of domestic violence charges that had been brought against a Client prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The case arose when the local Police were called to a domestic disturbance by a 911 call from the complaining witness.  When the Police arrived, they conducted an investigation that lead them to charge our Client for allegedly yelling at the complaining witness and hitting him while our Client was driving.  Based on statements made by the complaining witness, the local police then arrested our Client and charged her with the misdemeanor charges of domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault.

After we were hired to defend our Client, we began by conducted our own defense investigation.  After speaking with all parties involved, we decided that the best course of action was to pass the case for trial and confront the complaining witness.  Due to the shutdown of the Court due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Client's trial date was significantly delayed.  As the Courts re-opened in September, we were able to expedite have our Client's trial date scheduled and on the day of trial the Prosecution, after speaking with the complaining witness, moved to dismiss all charges against our Client ensuring that she maintained his clean criminal record.  If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence crimes in Rhode Island, contact the experienced domestic violence defense attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today for a no obligation defense strategy session and case consultation.

RESULTS: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on September 14th, 2020

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Court: Kent County 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.

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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.

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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.