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Recent Criminal Case Victories

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

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.

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.