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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

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.