Friday, December 23, 2011

Rhode Island Drug Case: Two sentenced to Prison for Marijuana Charges

Attorney Matthew T. Marin today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com. Attorney Matthew T. Marin has experience handling drug cases statewide involving charges including marijuana, cocaine, and prescription drugs.


VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

- U.S. District Judge William E. Smith has sentenced two men who admitted their roles in drug trafficking. Geraldo Alavez, 46, of San Diego, Calif., received a term of 5½ years in federal prison. Jose Luis Martinez-Garcia, 37, of Woodhaven, N.Y., got 2 years. They pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. A third defendant, Donato Rogelio Mayen-Munoz, 37, of San Diego, Calif., is awaiting trial on the same charges.


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Rhode Island Drunk Driving Case: Man Charged with DWI in Providence Wreck

Attorney Matthew T. Marin today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com. Attorney Matthew T. Marin has experience handling cases statewide involving charges including drunk driving, chemical test refusal, and leaving the scene of an accident.**


VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

- Providence police say a man was charged with drunk driving after rear-ending another car in a crash that injured a woman and her child. The 24-year-old man was driving a truck on Atwells Avenue when he allegedly struck the other car. WPRI-TV reports that the driver fled the scene of the crash and struck two other cars as he tried to get away before he was caught and arrested by Providence police. He was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. The mother and child were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rhode Island Drug Lawyer Matthew T. Marin Announces A Major Case Victory for a Medical Marijuana Client Facing Felony Drug Charges

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces a successful resolution for a Medical Marijuana client facing possession with intent to deliver marijuana charges. If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island marijuana charges or other Rhode Island drug charges, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

CHARGES:
(1) Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana (felony)
(2) Driving in Possession of Marijuana
POLICE REPORT:
The Client was driving with his brother and a friend when he took a right hand turn through a green light without using a turn signal. A local police officer on patrol behind the Client’s vehicle activated his lights and sirens and halted the Client’s vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, the Officer detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and asked the Client to exit the vehicle. Once outside, the Client explained to the Officer that the odor was his medicinal marijuana and showed the Officer his medical marijuana card. Inside the Client’s trunk the Officer noticed a glass jar containing marijuana, a digital scale, and a large stack of cash. The Officer then requested consent to search the Client’s vehicle which the Client provided. Upon searching the vehicle, the Officer discovered over seven ounces of marijuana, well above the two and one-half ounce limit provided by Rhode Island’s Medical Marijuana laws. Based on what the Officer discovered, the Client was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and driving in possession of a controlled substance.
RESULTS: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED after prevailing on the Client's Motion to Suppress Evidence on November 18th, 2011

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rhode Island Drugs and Weapons case: Providence police seize guns, drugs and money in raid

**If the police have charged you or a loved one with a drug or weapons charge, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and a no non-sense opinion regarding your case at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com. Attorney Matthew T. Marin has experience handling cases statewide involving charges stemming from the possession of weapons and possession, distribution and cultivation of illegal drugs.**

VIA The Providence Journal online

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence police said they seized three loaded guns, drugs, and more than $20,000 cash from a man suspected of dealing drugs from his Washington Park apartment.

Juan D. Colon, 31, was charged with seven felonies after police searched his apartment at 28 Homer St. Monday evening.

Narcotics detectives Joe Black and Charles Vieira had been investigating Colon for a month. He was holding a gun when police forced their way in and took him down at gunpoint, according to a police report.

Police seized packages of marijuana, crack cocaine, plus rolls of cash and guns stored in Colon's BMW and Chrysler, the police said.

The Providence police have now seized 126 guns this year, exceeding last year's total of 110 guns.

Rhode Island Drug Case: Two arrested in Tiverton on drug trafficking charges

**If the police have charged you or a loved one with a drug charge related to the possession, cultivation, or possession with intent to deliver marijuana, cocaine, or another illegal drug, call me today for a free consultation at 401-228-8271. I have handled cases statewide involving charges stemming from the possession, distribution and cultivation. Please feel free to visit my law firm's website for more information about us at www.matthewtmarin.com.


VIA The Providence Journal online



TIVERTON, R.I. - A local man and woman are being held on charges they trafficked drugs in Tiverton and Little Compton, the police said.

More than $10,000 in drugs, $5,802 in cash and several guns were seized from their residence.

Timothy Durfee, 24, and Sara Cantin, also 24, both of of 2423 Main Rd. were arrested Friday and charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, possession with intent to distribute suboxone, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of firearms while committing a crime of violence.

The charges are a result of a six-month investigation during which Tiverton and Little Compton police conducted several controlled purchases of oxycodone and marijuana.

A bail hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13.