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Possession of Alcohol by a Minor Charge Dismissed and Expunged on 3/7/17

March 2017


Attorney Matthew Marin is happy to report that the charge of possession of alcohol by a minor was dismissed in the Newport County District Court on February 23rd, 2017.  Our Client was home from college on school break and had been stopped by a local police department for a traffic violation.  Once stopped, the Police discovered that our Client, who was not yet 21 years of age, was in possession of alcohol.  He was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and we appeared in Court with him on his behalf.  If convicted, our Client faced a mandatory 60 day license suspension.  We were able to negotiate a dismissal of the charges after our Client completed some community service work back at his college out of state.  After the charges were dropped by the Town, we were able to have the police report and records related to the case expunged from our Client's record.  If you, your son, or your daughter have been charged or cited for possession of alcohol by a minor, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.


Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Newport District Court

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 SuperLawyer for Eight Consecutive Years 2014-2021

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 9 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2022. 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 Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Marin and Barrett are both Rhode Island General Members 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.