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Recent Criminal Case Victories

Procurement of Sex for a Fee Charge Dismissed on 1/14/2020

January 2020


Marin and Barrett, Inc. is extremely pleased to report that charges of procurement of sex for a fee against two of our clients in Providence County Superior Court have been dismissed.  The police had done an extensive undercover operation into alleged brothels in Pawtucket in an effort to put a stop to sex trafficking and prostitution.  The police then raided several spas in Pawtucket and found each client in a rather compromised position with a different masseuse, each the target of the investigation.  They were both arrested on the spot.

Once we were hired to defend our clients, we were able to get to the bottom of what the State could and could not prove.  After a thorough vetting of the charges against each of them and the strength of the evidence, we were able to persuade prosecutors that the State could not meet its burden in either case. The charges were dismissed outright and ultimately sealed from our client's records.  If you or a loved one is facing a commercial sex activity or other sex offense charge in Rhode Island, give the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and criminal defense representation.


Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Providence Superior Court

Nicholas Parrillo

After graduating from Law School with Honors Attorney Nicholas J. Parrillo earned a prestigious clerkship with Chief Justice Paul Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Since then, he has spent virtually every day of his professional career in the courtroom fighting for his clients.

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

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