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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

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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.

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Attorneys Marin and 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.