Obstruction and Hit & Run Charges Dismissed in the Providence District Court on September 14th, 2022
(1) OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICER IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
(2) LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
Attorney Kensley Barrett with the Marin and Barrett law firm is pleased to announce a positive disposition for our client who was charged with failure to report an accident resulting in vehicle damage (also known as a hit and run) and obstruction of an officer in execution of duty. The state police responded to a report of a hit and run and through their investigation they determined that our Client was the driver responsible for the hit and run.
After reviewing the report, we instructed our client to engage in mental health and substance abuse treatment and to provide proof of insurance for restitution for the damaged vehicle. Once we explained the circumstances surrounding the accident and highlighting that the obstruction charge was not based in provable facts, the judge agreed to “not-guilty file” the case over the prosecutor's objection. The “not-guilty” filing means that the case is closed without admission of guilt or liability for our client and that the client avoids a conviction.
RESULT: OBSTRUCTION AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT CHARGES DISMISSED on September 14th, 2022
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense
Court: Providence District Court