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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

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.

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.

Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Matthew Marin and Kensley 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.