DUI Charge Reduced to Driving While Impaired
(1) DUI (FIRST OFFENSE - BAC OVER 0.15)
(2) TRANSPORTATION OF ALCOHOL BY A MINOR
At the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc., we are pleased to announce the outstanding resolution of charges pending against Client. The Client had been facing two criminal charges arising out of a motor vehicle stop (1) a first offense drunk driving charge with blood alcohol allegedly over 0.15 and (2) a charge of transportation of alcohol by a minor. Our Client, a local college student, had been stopped by University Police late at night for alleged erratic operation. He was arrested and submitted to a chemical test at the Police Station which render blood alcohol test results well above 0.15. After extensive pre-trial negotiations, the case was passed for trial. On the day of trial, we were able to secure a dismissal of the transportation of alcohol by a minor charge and we were able to negotiate a reduction of the drunk driving charge. Ultimately, the Client entered into a plea in which he admitted to driving while impaired, which is not a criminal offense and can be removed from the Client's record in a very short period of time. He was sentenced to the same penalties he would have otherwise received if convicted of a DUI, but was able to avoid a "criminal conviction" on his record. This will allow him to continue his studies and hopefully enable him to secure employment upon graduation. If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge or a Refusal to Submit to A Chemical Test charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.
(1) DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED (A NON-CRIMINAL OFFENSE) and the Client was sentenced to similar penalties to a first offense DUI charge;
(2) TRANSPORTATION OF ALCOHOL BY A MINOR DISMISSED.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
Court: Washington County District Court