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Felony Assault and Vandalism Charges Dismissed in the Kent County Superior Court on December 18, 2023

December 2023


On December 18, 2023, our Client faced serious allegations of felony assault, marked as a subsequent 3rd offense, along with a vandalism charge in Town of West Warwick. The allegations stemmed from a situation where our Client was accused of violating a no-contact order involving the mother of his child, allegedly showing up at her residence and damaging her property.

When the Client retained the services of Marin, Barrett, and Murphy, our legal team sprang into action. We immediately reached out to the complaining witness to initiate an investigation. Through careful communication and fact-finding, we uncovered that the allegations were a result of a misunderstanding.

To further assist the complaining witness, we advised her of her rights to appear in court and request the removal of the no-contact order that had been issued during our client's arraignment. This pivotal step allowed both parties to communicate during the case proceedings.

With the no-contact order successfully removed, we engaged in discussions with the Prosecutor, advocating strongly for a complete dismissal of the charges. While the Prosecutor initially hesitated to dismiss the case outright, we prepared for trial as a means to resolve the matter.

In the weeks leading up to the trial, our diligent efforts paid off. We convinced the Prosecutor to dismiss the case entirely, resulting in our Client avoiding jail time and the mandatory domestic violence education classes.  Our client can now move forward without the burden of these charges, and we are proud to have achieved a favorable outcome on their behalf.

If you or someone you know is facing legal challenges, our experienced team at Marin, Barrett, and Murphy is here to provide dedicated legal representation. Contact us today at 401-228-8271 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you.


Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Court: Kent County 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.