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Obstruction and Hit & Run Charges Dismissed in the Providence District Court on September 14th, 2022

September 2022

CHARGES: 
(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

Kensley Barrett

Attorney Kensley Barrett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases in Rhode Island. Known for his strong background in trial advocacy and negotiation, Barrett is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and with a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, he consistently achieves successful outcomes, including acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

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.


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