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Drunk Driving Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in the Kent County District Court 12/7/16

December 2016

CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC 0.10 to 0.15)

Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to report that a charge of first offense DUI pending against a Client has been reduced to reckless driving in the Kent County District Court.  The Client had been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a local Police Department after his vehicle had been observed allegedly speeding.  After his arrest, the Client submitted to chemical breath testing at the Police Station resulting in breath test readings in excess of 0.10.

Through extensive pre-trial discovery we were able to uncover significant legal issues in the prosecutions case.  Those issues included improper "clocking" of the Client's vehicle to pull him over for speeding, failing to provide him with a secure and confidential phone call as required by statute, and failing to conduct a proper 15 minute observation period prior to administration of the chemical breath test.  The Prosecution acknowledged these deficiencies in their case against our Client, and agreed to reduce the charge from that of DUI to reckless driving.

The Client was sentenced to a one year filing (stay out of trouble, no arrests and automatic expungement after one year), no loss of license, a $250 charitable contribution, and court costs.  If you or a loved one is facing a first offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: FIRST OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in one year filing with no loss of license, a $250 charitable contribution, and court costs on December 7th, 2016

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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.

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 Marin and 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.