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Felony Drug Possession Charges Dismissed in Newport Superior Court on 8/28/2020

August 2020


The criminal defense lawyers at Marin & Barrett, Inc. are happy to report the outright dismissal of the charge of felony possession of cocaine that had been brought against our Client in the Newport Superior Court.  In July of 2019 our Client was celebrating a friend's bachelor party at the Twin River Casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island.  Security was called to the room due to loud noise.  Inside the room, Twin River Security seized a small amount of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.  Our Client was the only suspect identified by Twin River Security so when the local police department was called, he was quickly arrested and the drugs were pinned on him.

Once we began working with the Client, he made it clear that getting the charges off of his record was of utmost importance.  To that end, we fast-tracked his case into the Rhode Island Superior Court Diversion Program.  After successfully entering and completing the program, we were able to have the charge pending against our Client dismissed and expunged from his record.  We were not only able to have him removed from bail and avoid probation, but also to now enjoy a fully cleared criminal record.


Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Newport Superior Court

Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Eight Consecutive Years 2014-2021

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 9 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2022. 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 Marin and 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.