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Felony Domestic Violence Charges Reduced to Non-Domestic Misdemeanor Charge in November 2021

November 2021


Attorney Ken Barrett with Marin and Barrett, Inc. is pleased to report the dismissal of a charge of felony domestic assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic simple assault and battery in exchange for a plea to a reduced non-domestic disorderly conduct charge in the Rhode Island Superior Court. disorderly conduct charges that had been brought against a Client in the Kent County District Court.  Police officers responded to a complaint made by our Clients husband that lead to her being charged with felony assault with a knife and domestic simple assault after an incident.

After being hired to handle the matter we promptly got to work securing a good outcome.  Marin & Barrett, Inc., was able to successfully argue that the Client acted in self-defense, resulting in the Client pleading to non-domestic disorderly conduct and was given a one-year filing with no counseling or conditions.  The one-year filing does not constitute a conviction and it allows the Client to have the case removed from her record upon successful completion of the one-year filing.

RESULTS: FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE DISMISSED and Client plead to reduced charge of non-domestic disorderly conduct and placed on one-year filing in November 2021

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Court: 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.