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Second Offense DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving

August 2016


Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to report that a charge of second offense DUI pending against a Client has been reduced to reckless driving in the Kent County District Court.  The Client had been charged with driving under the influence for the second time within the past five years.  Additionally, the results of a breath test taken at the Police Station alleged that her blood alcohol content was above 0.15.  The case as charged carried with it a mandatory minimum six month jail (ACI) sentence.

We were able to fight the case and successfully negotiate a resolution of the case that involved a reduction of the charge from second offense DUI to reckless driving.  The Client was sentenced to a one year probation (stay out of trouble, no arrests), drive with an ignition interlock device for one year, engage in alcohol counseling, and pay court costs.  If you or a loved one is facing a second offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.

RESULT: SECOND OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in one year probation on August 24th, 2016

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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.

Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

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.