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First Offense DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in the Kent County District Court

October 2016

CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC 0.08 to 0.10)

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 Kent County District Court.  The Client had been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by the State Police Department after his vehicle had been observed speeding and operating in an erratic manner.  After his arrest, the Client submitted to chemical breath testing at the State Police Barracks resulting in an allegation that his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of 0.08.

After the DUI trial had begun, we were able to successfully object to the introduction of evidence presented by the Prosecution.  The evidence that was excluded from the trial was necessary for the Prosecution to be able to introduce our Client's alleged chemical breath test results.  Based on the Prosecution's inability to introduce this breath test evidence, we were able to 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), a ninety day license suspension, a $500 fine, substance abuse counseling and 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 a ninety day loss of license, a $500 fine, and substance abuse counseling on October 4th, 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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