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Felony Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed: A Resounding Legal Victory Secured by Kensley Barrett of Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm on May 10th, 2023

May 2023


Attorney Kensley Barrett of the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm secured a tremendous legal outcome in a case involving a client charged with domestic felony strangulation, domestic simple assault, and domestic disorderly conduct. The case stemmed from an incident with the client's then-girlfriend, resulting in the Coventry Police Department's involvement on June 11, 2022.

According to the complaining witness, our Client, who had been drinking, became enraged after an argument. The complaining witness alleged that the client threw her against the wall and placed his hands around her neck, threatening her life.

With an unwavering commitment to justice, Attorney Barrett with the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm swiftly implemented a defense strategy that focused on the client's rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society. The client was promptly enrolled in substance abuse treatment and anger management counseling, effectively addressing the underlying issues.

Upon completion of the treatment program, Attorney Barrett presented compelling evidence to the Attorney General's Office showcasing the client's dedication to personal growth and rehabilitation. As a result, Attorney Barrett was able to negotiated and secure a disposition in which the domestic felony strangulation and domestic disorderly conduct charges were dismissed. Ultimately, the client pleaded to a single count of non-domestic simple assault with counseling which was filed for one year.

The resolution of the case yielded outstanding results for the Client. By avoiding a domestic violence conviction and the mandatory domestic violence counseling of 20 classes, the Client can now focus on moving forward positively. Furthermore, the case will be dismissed and expunged at the end of one year, provided the client maintains a clean record during that time.

CASE RESULTS: ALL FELONY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES DISMISSED. The domestic simple assault charge was reduced to non-domestic simple assault, and the case was filed for one year. At the end of one year, with no further legal issues, the case will be dismissed and expunged.

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.