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The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm is a law firm with extensive experience in defending individuals charged with DUI in Block Island and the surrounding areas. Our team of experienced Block Island DUI lawyers is dedicated to providing aggressive and effective representation to protect our clients' rights and minimize the consequences of a DUI conviction. At the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm, we understand the serious nature of DUI charges and the impact they can have on your life, which is why we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Don't face DUI charges alone.

Contact the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Block Island DUI lawyer who can protect your rights and fight for your future.

2024 Top Rated Rhode Island DUI Attorneys

Available 24/7 at 401-228-8271

Experienced and Trusted DUI Attorney in Block Island

The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm is fully qualified to provide superior legal representation on DUI cases in Block Island, Rhode Island. The Firm has extensive experience in criminal defense, including DUI cases, and has successfully represented many clients facing DUI charges in Block Island and throughout Rhode Island.

Rhode Island DUI Attorneys Marin and Barrett

The attorneys at the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm are well-versed in the Rhode Island DUI laws and legal process, and they have a deep understanding of the local court system, including the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. They are committed to providing effective legal representation to their clients and protecting their clients' rights.

The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm has a strong track record of achieving successful outcomes for their clients in DUI cases. They have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to provide clients with effective legal representation and guide them through the legal process.

Overall, if you are facing a DUI charge in Block Island, Rhode Island, the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm is fully qualified and equipped to handle your case and provide you with the legal representation you need.

Comprehensive DUI Defense Services

The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm offers a range of legal services to clients facing DUI charges in Block Island, Rhode Island. Those services include:

  1. DUI Defense Representation: We provide legal representation to clients facing DUI charges in Block Island. This includes defending clients in court and working to negotiate plea agreements or reduced charges.

  2. License Restoration: If a client's license has been suspended or revoked due to a DUI charge, we can help clients navigate the process of license restoration and potentially help them regain their driving privileges.

  3. Legal Advice: We can provide legal advice to clients facing DUI charges in Block Island. This can help clients understand their legal rights and obligations and offer guidance on how to proceed with their case.

  4. Case Evaluation: The attorneys at the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm can evaluate a client's case to determine the strength of the evidence against them and identify any potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

  5. Plea Negotiation: If a plea agreement is in a client's best interest, we can work with the prosecution to negotiate a favorable plea deal on their behalf.

Overall, the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients facing DUI charges in Block Island, Rhode Island.

Results Driven DUI Defense Strategies

As experienced DUI defense attorneys, we have a vast depth of knowledge when it comes to potential factual and legal defense to Block Island DUI charges. Potential legal defenses that might be used in a DUI case include:

  1. Challenging the traffic stop: If the police did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle, any evidence obtained after the stop may be suppressed. If the initial stop was illegal, we may be able to secure a dismissal of the entire case.

  2. Challenging the field sobriety tests: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) such as the walk-and-turn or the one-leg stand may be challenged if they were not administered properly, or if there were other factors that may have affected the results, such as poor lighting, uneven pavement, or the driver's physical condition.

  3. Challenging the breathalyzer test: Breathalyzer test results may be challenged if the machine was not properly calibrated, or if the officer who administered the test did not follow proper procedures.

  4. Challenging the blood test: Blood test results may be challenged if there were errors in the handling, storage, or analysis of the blood sample, or if there was a lack of proper consent or a warrant for the blood test.

  5. Involuntary Intoxication: If the defendant was unknowingly drugged or intoxicated without their knowledge, they may use the defense of involuntary intoxication.

  6. Rising Blood Alcohol Content: If the defendant consumed alcohol just prior to driving and their blood alcohol content was below the legal limit at the time of driving but increased while driving, they may argue that they were not under the influence at the time of driving.

It is essential to consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney who can assess the facts of your specific case and determine the most appropriate legal defenses to pursue.

The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm DUI Defense Testimonials

We are proud of the work we do at the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm and are honored to have helped many clients facing DUI charges in Block Island and throughout Rhode Island. But don't take our word for it. Here's what one of our former clients had to say about their experience working with us:

"I got myself into a DUI situation May 2022. I refused a breathalyzer test for reasons I don't want to get into. So I was charged with DUI. Kensley Barrett was highly recommend to me by a friend. It was a very stressful time for me and he put me at ease & he's very responsive, understanding, always kept me informed & definitely knows what to do when it came to a case like mine!
Ken went above and beyond my expectations to solve my matter, which he did. AND I was able to keep my license! I am 100% grateful for his help I would recommend him to anyone…someone like Ken. I definitely would not have any other lawyer beside me in court. He also went to court on my behalf a couple of times and I didn't have to go. Thank you Mr Kensley Barrett."
- Former Rhode Island DUI Client Lori S. in 2022

FAQ's About Block Island DUI Charges

Where are Block Island DUI Charges Prosecuted?

DUI cases in Block Island, RI are typically prosecuted in either the Washington County District Court or the Washington County Superior Court, depending on the severity of the offense.

The Rhode Island District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal offenses, such as DUI, disorderly conduct, and domestic violence. The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal, which is part of the Rhode Island Court system, handles cases related to traffic violations and ordinance violations that occur within the Town of Block Island.

Felony criminal offenses, such as felony DUI, robbery, murder, and drug trafficking, are prosecuted in the Rhode Island Superior Court. The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony criminal cases and hears cases that are appealed from the District Court.

If you are facing criminal charges in Block Island, RI, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights in court.

Where is the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal?

The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal is located at 670 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920, United States.

Where is the Block Island Police Department?

The Block Island Police Department is located at 16 Old Town Rd, Block Island, RI 02807, United States.

What is unique about Block Island, RI?

Block Island, located about 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is known for its natural beauty and stunning views. Some unique features of the island include:

  1. Mohegan Bluffs: These towering cliffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and provide spectacular views of the surrounding area.

  2. Southeast Lighthouse: Built in 1874, this lighthouse sits atop Mohegan Bluffs and is a popular destination for tourists.

  3. Beaches: Block Island has more than 17 miles of beaches, including Crescent Beach, Ballard's Beach, and Mansion Beach.

  4. Wildlife: The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including migratory birds, deer, and harbor seals.

  5. Outdoor Activities: Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the island, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and more.

Call our 24/7 hotline at 401-228-8271 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Block Island DUI lawyer.

Call Now to Speak with an Experienced Block Island DUI Attorney

If you are facing DUI charges in Block Island, Rhode Island, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. Criminal defense lawyers Kensley Barrett and Matthew T. Marin have the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you navigate the legal process and achieve the best and most favorable outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you. With our experienced legal team by your side, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. Don't wait, call us now and let us help you fight your Block Island DUI charge. We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.

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.