Felony Possession of Fireworks Charges Dismissed and Expunged
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