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Reckless Driving/Eluding Charges Dismissed in the Providence District Court on February 27th, 2024

February 2024


In a recent legal victory, the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm effectively defended a client facing charges of Reckless Driving/Eluding in the Providence District Court. The case arose from an incident on January 2, 2024, when a City Police officer purportedly observed our client driving at a high speed. Upon activating his overhead lights to pull over the vehicle, the Officer alleged that our Client accelerated, disregarded a stop sign, and attempted to evade the police cruiser in pursuit.

Upon being pulled over, our Client allegedly admitted to attempting to flee, citing past negative encounters with law enforcement. However, upon being retained, our legal team immediately took action to protect our Client's rights and mount a strong defense.

Attorney Kensley Barrett of Marin, Barrett, and Murphy meticulously reviewed the evidence with the City prosecutor, arguing that the alleged speed of our Client's vehicle was not necessarily indicative of an attempt to elude. Moreover, it was emphasized that our Client ultimately complied with the Officer's directives, pulling over and submitting to the traffic stop.

Following extensive discussions, the City Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case under the condition of successful completion of community service. Our client promptly fulfilled this requirement within three weeks, demonstrating his commitment to resolving the matter.  Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Attorney Kensley Barrett, our client avoided a misdemeanor conviction. Furthermore, the dismissal of the charges ensures that the case can be expunged from our client's record immediately, safeguarding his reputation and future prospects.

RESULT: RECKLESS / ELUDING CHARGE DISMISSED in the Providence District Court on February 27th, 2024

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Speeding / Traffic Ticket

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.

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.