Tuesday, June 7, 2011

RI Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer Matthew T. Marin Announces the DISMISSAL of Domestic Assault Charges

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces a recent victory for a client facing a charge of Domestic Assault. If you need assistance or are facing a Rhode Island Domestic Assault or Domestic Violence charge, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

CHARGE: SIMPLE ASSAULT - DOMESTIC
POLICE REPORT:
Police responded to a 911 call with medical personnel to a local residence. Upon their arrival, they observed the alleged victim to have physical injuries including cuts, scrapes, and bruises. The alleged victim described an incident to the police in which the Client, while intoxicated, attacked the alleged victim during an argument. He indicated that the Client began kicking, punching, scratching, and hitting him. Based on the alleged victim's statements to the police and the observations of physical injuries the Client was charged with one count of simple assault of a domestic nature (domestic assault).
RESULT: DISMISSED AT TRIAL

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RHODE ISLAND DRUG CASE: Police Charge Medical Marijuana Patient with Felony Cultivation of Marijuana

In today's current legal environment, medical marijuana patients must take extra precaution to avoid being wrongfully charged by the police. Medical marijuana patients statewide are being targeted and charged with major drug felonies including possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cultivation of marijuana. These charges, as one can see from the story below, have been levied upon individuals in compliance with Rhode Island's Medical Marijuana Laws. The law can be difficult to discern and apply in real life scenarios. If the police have charged you or a loved one with a drug charged related to your possession, cultivation, or use of medical marijuana call me today for a free consultation. I have handled cases statewide involving charges stemming from the possession and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. Call me now for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case.**

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VIA THE EAST PROVIDENCE PATCH

By Scott Pickering

A 37-year-old Woonsocket man tried to keep officers out of his third-floor apartment by saying it was too messy, but they overlooked the mess to nail him with $900 worth of pot, a grinder, a scale and $1,512 in cash. Officers were originally called to the third-floor apartment after someone reported bottles being thrown from the roof. When the tenant answered the door, he told officers someone had thrown a rock through his attic window and broken it, and denied throwing bottles. Police asked to see the window and the man said he would rather not show them because the area was messy. Once they entered the apartment, officers noticed a small marijuana grow operation with several young plants.

He told officers he had a prescription for medical marijuana and produced a card from Colorado, saying that he had recently moved and was awaiting his Rhode Island card, which was in the mail. Instead of waiting for the card, police charged him with felony manufacture/delivery/possession of marijuana.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

RHODE ISLAND DRUG CASE: 15 Arrested in Large Scale Cocaine Sting

**If you or a loved one are facing Drug Charges, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, oxycontin, and other prescription drugs, call Attorney Matthew Marin for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case.**

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VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

By Donita Naylor

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. -- Thirteen customers of a suspected large-scale cocaine distributor were arrested Friday, bringing to 15 the number arrested in what the R.I. State Police have dubbed "Operation Under the Radar."

State Police Superintendent Steven G. O'Donnell announced Friday that an investigation was launched in December to find out more about a man known only as "Junior," thought to be distributing cocaine using two vehicles containing hidden, electronically operated compartments.

With court authorization from Superior Court Judge Alice Gibney, multiple law enforcement agencies "maintained continued electronic audio intercept surveillance" between April 29 and May 18, recording more than 1,100 cell phone calls, O'Donnell's release said.

On May 18, the task force arrested Franklin Then-Bello, aka "Junior," 116 Lenox Ave., 101 Miner St., and 64 Calla St., Providence, and seized 800 grams of cocaine, drug packaging paraphernalia and the two motor vehicles.

O'Donnell said in a press release that Then-Bello maintained two addresses in the city and often stayed overnight at other locations.

Then-Bello was charged with possession of more than an ounce of cocaine and possession with intent to deliver. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer was also placed on him for illegal re-entry after deportation, O'Donnell said.

An alleged accomplice of Then-Bello was arrested May 20. Kevin A. Bissel, 53, of 158 Main St. in Pennyan, N.Y. was charged with possession of more than an ounce of cocaine and possession with intent to deliver. O'Donnel's release said that Bissel was in possesssion about 150 grams of cocaine and drug packaging materials.

Then, Friday, customers identified in the cell phone calls were arrested on warrants. According to the press release, they are:

James L. Brown, 61, 231 Rhodes St., Providence, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Edward P. Medeiros, 45, 14 Cushman Ave., East Providence, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Marc LaForge, 49, of 6 Appian Way, East Providence, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Daniel S. Benevides, 37, 459 Child St., Warren, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Joao Pimental, 54, 325 Child St., Warren, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Stephen J. Restivo, 62, 20 Croade St., Warren, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Patricia A. Guido, 53, 118 Water St., Warren, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Norman M. Barnkowski, 47, 13 Parker Ave., Warren, on two counts of soliciting another to commit a crime.

William G. Destefano, 42, 1 Hezekiah Drive, Warren, on one count of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Robert P. Dellaire, 46, 833 Main St., Warren, on one count of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Ron J. Charves, 34, 24 Beach St., Warren, on one count of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Scott Circosta, 49, 11 Lucas Ave. Newport, on one count of soliciting another to commit a crime.

Richard M. Reyes, 22, 128 Canterbury St., Apt #1 F, Worcester, Mass., on one count of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.