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

February 2020

CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DUI (BAC 0.08 to 0.10)

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

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.

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.