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DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Providence County Superior Court 8/19/2020

August 2020


Attorney Nicholas Parrillo at Marin & Barrett, Inc. is pleased to report a stellar outcome for a client accused of Drunk Driving in Rhode Island.  In February, our Client was pulled over on Route 95 after a Rhode Island State Trooper observed him driving 78 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone.  The trooper smelled alcohol on his breath and our client admitted to drinking earlier that evening.  After failing a series of standardized field sobriety tests, the client was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.  Once at the station, the took a breathalyzer test and which registered results indicating that is blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit and he was subsequently charged with DUI.

After being retained by our Client, we began to formulate a defense strategy.  We started by piecing together a mitigation package for our client and identifying ways to poke holes in the State's case against him.  After several pretrial conferences, the State agreed to reduce the DUI charge to one of reckless driving.  Facing a DUI charge with a lengthy license suspension, hundreds of dollars of fines, mandatory community service, driver retraining, and heavy costs and fees, our Client managed to resolve the case while avoiding a DUI conviction and did not suffer any loss of his drivers license, which allowed him to stay on the road and keep his job.  If you or a loved one is facing a first offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Nicholas Parrillo 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 six months of unsupervised probation, no loss of license, and court costs on August 19th, 2020

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

Court: Providence Superior Court

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