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DUI Charges Dismissed in the Providence Superior Court on January 16th, 2024

January 2024


Our client was facing a DUI charge following a car crash while driving a rental car in East Providence. The circumstances were challenging, but Attorney Kensley Barrett with the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm took immediate action to secure the best possible outcome.

Our legal team thoroughly reviewed the discovery and evidence in this case. We argued on behalf of our client, a US Military Veteran from out of state, highlighting his disabilities, which contributed to his disorientation while driving in an unfamiliar place. We presented a strong case to the prosecution.

Through skillful negotiations, we achieved a favorable resolution. The State of Rhode Island agreed to dismiss the DUI charge, sparing our client from mandatory sanctions associated with a DUI conviction, including the loss of a driver's license, mandatory alcohol education courses or treatment, community service, and costly fines. Instead, our client made a voluntary contribution of $1,000.00 to the Victims of Crime Indemnification Fund (VCIF). By securing this outcome, our client avoids not only the mandatory sanctions but also a DUI conviction and potential probation, ensuring a brighter future.

CASE RESULT: DUI CHARGE DISMISSED after a voluntary contribution of $1,000.00 to the Victims of Crime Indemnification Fund (VCIF), securing our client's future and freedom on January 16th, 2024.

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

Court: Providence Superior Court

Kensley Barrett

Attorney Kensley Barrett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases in Rhode Island. Known for his strong background in trial advocacy and negotiation, Barrett is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and with a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, he consistently achieves successful outcomes, including acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

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.