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Felony Possession of Fireworks Charges Dismissed and Expunged

November 2015

CHARGE: FELONY SALE, USE OR POSSESSION OF AERIAL FIREWORKS

Our Client was arrested last July 4th by a local Police Department with a large quantity of what they considered illegal "aerial" fireworks in violation of Rhode Island General Law 11-13-1.  We are extremely pleased to report that these charges were completely dismissed on November 14th, 2015.  The case was heavily reported in both the Providence Journal and other local newspapers.  In addition to facing the possibility of a felony conviction, our Client also faced potential immigration consequences including the potential for deportation if convicted.  After investigating the case, the defense was able to raise significant legal challenges to the search and seizure of the fireworks.  The defense contends that they were seized without a warrant or probable cause, in violation of the Fourth Amendment.  After pre-trial negotiations, the State agreed to dismiss the felony fireworks charges.  This is a complex and intricate area of the law.  If you are facing Rhode Island Felony Fireworks Sale, Use, or Possession Charges, contact Attorney Matthew Marin immediately for experienced and aggressive legal counsel and representation.

RESULT: FELONY SALE, USE OR POSSESSION OF AERIAL FIREWORKS CHARGE DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED on November 14th, 2015.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Kent County 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.