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Recent Criminal Case Victories

DUI Charge Reduced to Driving While Impaired

December 2015


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;

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Washington County District Court

Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Eight Consecutive Years 2014-2021

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 9 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2022. 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.