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DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Newport County District Court 2/6/2020

February 2020


Marin and Barrett, Inc. is extremely pleased to report that a drunk driving charge (DUI) pending against a Client in the Newport County District Court has been have been reduced to reckless driving.  Our Client had been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a local Police Department after her vehicle had been observed committing a laned roadway violation and a turn signal violation.  After her arrest, the Client submitted to chemical breath testing at the Police Station resulting in an allegation that her blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of 0.08.

We were able to fight the case and file Motions on behalf of our Client arguing that the results of the chemical breath tests were unreliable and therefore inadmissible at trial against our Client.  Based on the strength of our legal arguments, we were able to successfully negotiate a resolution of the case that involved a reduction of the charge from first offense 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 her drivers license, completion of 15 hours of public non-profit community service, a $150 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 at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in one year filing with a no loss of license, a $150 charitable contribution, and 15 hours of public non-profit community service on February 6th, 2020

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

Court: Newport 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.