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Recent Criminal Case Victories

First Offense DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving

August 2016

CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC Greater Than 0.15)

Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to report that a charge of first offense DUI pending against a Client has been reduced to reckless driving in the Washington County District Court.  The Client had been charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a single car accident involving a tree in June '16.  After his arrest, the Client submitted to a breath test at the Police Station resulting in an allegation that his blood alcohol content was above 0.15.

We were able to fight the case and successfully negotiate a resolution of the case that involved a reduction of the charge from first offense DUI to reckless driving.  The Client was sentenced to a one year filing (stay out of trouble, no arrests and automatic expungement after one year), no loss of license, twenty hours of community service, and pay court costs.  If you or a loved one is facing a first offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: FIRST OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in one year filing with no loss of license on August 31st, 2016

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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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 Super Lawyers Rising Star Four Consecutive Years 2014-2017

Attorney Matthew Marin was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 4 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2017. 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 Member of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorney Marin is a Rhode Island General Member 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.

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