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DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Providence District Court

November 2015


At the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc., we are pleased report that a charge of DUI (Between 0.10 and 0.15) has been reduced to Reckless Driving as part of a negotiated plea agreement in the Providence District Court.  Our Client had been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.  After his arrest, he had submitted to a chemical breath test at the Police Station which purported his blood alcohol content to be between 0.10 and 0.15.  After a thorough examination of the case and the evidence brought forth by the Police Department, we were able to negotiate a resolution of the charge that avoided a DUI conviction and minimized our Client's loss of license.  This negotiated agreement was due, in large part, to procedural and other errors committed by the arresting officer and highlighted by our aggressive representation.  After extensive pre-trial negotiations, we were able to secure a reduction of the DUI charge to reckless driving.  The reckless driving charge was Filed for one year.  As part of the plea agreement, our Client was required to surrender his license for 30 days.  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.

RESULT: DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING and the case Filed for One Year with a 30 day loss of license on November 23rd, 2015.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Providence 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.