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If you have been accused of domestic assault and battery, you are facing an uphill battle. Rhode Island has strengthened their laws on domestic violence, in many cases making arrest and prosecution mandatory regardless of what the alleged victim wishes to do. If you are convicted of a Rhode Island Domestic Assault charge, you may spend up to one year in the jail and pay a fine up to $1,000 and must attend a mandatory batterers intervention program. In addition to that, convictions for domestic violence are public record. It could affect your present and future employment, choice of housing and even your right to purchase firearms. My goal as a RI Domestic Assault Attorney is to achieve the most positive outcome possible, one that will least disrupt your life, your family and your ability to make a living.

Rhode Island Domestic Assault Former Client Review

Review by Former Domestic Assault Client

Call for a consultation on your case today with a RI Domestic Assault Lawyer. I can offer defense suggestions, and let you know what I can do to beat the case, and keep your record clean. To discuss your criminal charges with an aggressive RI Domestic Assault Lawyer, call 401-228-8271 or email at [email protected].

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I take my job as a Rhode Island Domestic Assault Lawyer very seriously, and work relentlessly to achieve the very best results for my clients in and out of court.  I strongly believe that a well-planned domestic assault defense strategy and the assistance of an experienced and skillful RI Domestic Assault Attorney can make all the difference between a criminal conviction - and a verdict of "Not Guilty."

Full Text of Rhode Island's Domestic Simple Assault Law

§ 11-5-3 Simple assault or battery. –
(a) Except as otherwise provided in § 11-5-2, every person who shall make an assault or battery or both shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
(b) Where the provisions of "The Domestic Violence Prevention Act", chapter 29 of title 12, are applicable, the penalties for violation of this section shall also include the penalties as provided in § 12-29-5.

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.