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DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in the Rhode Island District Court on July 6th, 2022

July 2022


Attorney Nicholas Parrillo with the Marin and Barrett Law Firm is pleased to announce another successful DUI defense result for a Client. Our client was arrested after officers witnessed his driving the wrong way down a one-way street.  After speaking to our client during the traffic stop the officer suspected that he may be driving under the influence and had him submit to a breathalyzer test; once the test showed a blood alcohol content our client was charged and booked accordingly.

After meeting with our client and conducting a view of the scene our attorneys were able to determine that the “One Way” sign was not clearly marked and that client going the wrong way was an honest mistake.  After persuading the prosecutor that this was an outlying event and that he did not deserve DUI penalties, the prosecutor eventually agreed to reduce the charges to reckless driving.  Our Client's plea of nolo contendre to the amended charge of Reckless Driving resulted in a one year filing (stay out of trouble) no loss of license and twenty-five hours of community service. Most importantly, our Client was able to avoid a criminal conviction on his record.

RESULT: FIRST OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in a one year filing, no loss of license, twenty-five hours of community service and no criminal conviction on July 6th, 2022

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

Court: Rhode Island District Court

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