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Second Offense Domestic Violence Charge Reduced to Non-Domestic Simple Assault Filing on 7/21/2020

July 2020


Marin and Barrett, Inc. is extremely pleased to report that a second offense domestic assault and battery charge pending against a Client in the Kent County District Court has been have been reduced to a non-domestic simple assault and battery.  Our Client had been charged with domestic assault and battery on his adult step-daughter after having been previously convicted of a domestic assault and batter over 20 years prior.  Based on the nature of the charge (2nd offense domestic assault and battery), if convicted he faced a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 days in jail (ACI).

We were able to fight the case and argue our Client's contention that his step-daughter was the primary aggressor and had instigated the altercation.  Based on our arguments, we were able to successfully negotiate a resolution of the case that involved a reduction of the charge from second offense domestic assault and battery to a non-domestic simple assault and batter.  The Client was sentenced to a one year filing (stay out of trouble, no arrests and automatic expungement after one year), a no contact order with his step-daughter, completion of a substance abuse program and court costs.  If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: SECOND OFFENSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE REDUCED TO NON-DOMESTIC SIMPLE ASSAULT AND BATTERY resulting in one year filing with a no contact order, completion of a substance abuse program, and court costs on July 21st, 2020

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Kent County 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.