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Reckless Driving Charge Dismissed in the Washington County District Court on 11.6.2020

November 2020

(1) RECKLESS DRIVING (R.I.G.L. 31-27-4)

The attorneys at Marin & Barrett, Inc. are once again pleased to announce a great outcome for a client of ours facing reckless driving charge and disorderly conduct charges and potentially significant criminal and driving sanctions.  The police were called to the scene of a road rage incident after reports that our client had been driving erratically to the point of nearly causing an accident and was then engaged in an altercation with another motorist.  The police came, conducted their investigation, and our our client was arrested and charged hm with reckless driving and disorderly conduct.

After unsuccessfully attempting to resolve the matter alone, our client called us for representation.  This was not an easy case to resolve; the prosecuting police department seemed hellbent on a conviction and revoking our client's license after numerous previous driving issues.  But the prosecution had several problems with their case against our client and, with the insistence of defense counsel and the judge, were convinced that they would not prevail and agreed to dismiss the reckless driving charges.  This allows our client to stay on the road, avoid any driving sanctions or insurance points, and preserve a clean criminal record in the future.  Ultimately, we were able to negotiate a plea to the disorderly conduct charge in exchange for the dismissal of the reckless driving charge.  If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE DISMISSED IN EXCHANGE FOR A PLEA TO A DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGE resulting in a one-year filing, court costs, and no loss of license on November 6th, 2020

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Washington County District Court

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