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Recent Criminal Case Victories

DUI and Marijuana Possession Charges Dismissed in Kent County District Court in March 2022

March 2022

(1) FIRST OFFENSE DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs)

Attorney Nicholas Parrillo with Marin and Barrett is pleased to report that a client charged with Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and possession of marijuana had both of his charges dismissed in full.  After a traffic stop in Kent County, a Police Officer noticed the smell of marijuana as well as indications that our client had recently smoked.  After conducting field sobriety tests and searching the car, the Officer arrested our Client, charged him, and took a blood sample to determine intoxication.

Once the case was brought to Court, our attorneys were able not only to have the blood results thrown out but also able to have the drugs themselves thrown out, at which point the charges were dismissed in full.  Our client avoided any type of criminal ramifications, any license suspension, and has since had the charges fully sealed from his record.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED with no loss of license or criminal record in March 2022

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI

Court: Kent County District Court

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.