Saturday, September 14, 2013

Attorney Marin announces the successful reduction of Rhode Island DUI charges pending against a Client

Attorney Matthew Marin announces the reduction of DUI charges pending against a client in the Providence District Court.  On Friday September 13th, the charges were reduced from driving under the influence (DUI) to reckless driving.  In exchange, the client agreed to stay out of trouble for one year and surrender his drivers license for 60 days.  In this case, the client had failed all three standardized field sobriety tests, submitted to the breathalyzer which rendered a reading of 0.09, and was subsequently charged with driving under the influence.

A Rhode Island DUI charge is an extremely serious matter that requires a serious defense.  Attorney Marin knows Rhode Island DUI law and can use his experience to put the best defense forward against any Rhode Island DUI or chemical test refusal charge.  For more information on Rhode Island DUI charges, visit our website HERE.  If you have been charged with refusal submit to a chemical test, you can learn more about what you are facing HERE.

We are available 24/7, 7 days a week to discuss your RI DUI charges.  Contact Attorney Matthew Marin via telephone at 401-228-8271 or email at marin.matthew@gmail.com.  To learn more about Attorney Marin and our experience, visit www.matthewtmarin.com.

RHODE ISLAND DUI ATTORNEY 
MATTHEW MARIN
PHONE: 401-228-8271 

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Breath Test Results Suppressed in Rhode Island State Police DUI Case

Attorney Matthew Marin announces the successful suppression of breath test results in a case pending in the Providence District Court.  In a hearing on Friday the 16th, a District Court Judge ruled that the arresting officer had failed to comply with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations regarding the administration of the chemical breath test.  Based on this failure to comply with the regulations, the Judge ruled that the breath test results were inadmissible at trial against the Client.

A Rhode Island DUI charge is an extremely serious matter that requires a serious defense.  Attorney Marin knows Rhode Island DUI law and can use his experience to put the best defense forward against any Rhode Island DUI or chemical test refusal charge.  For more information on Rhode Island DUI charges, visit our website HERE.  If you have been charged with refusal submit to a chemical test, you can learn more about what you are facing HERE.

We are available 24/7, 7 days a week to discuss your RI DUI charges.  Contact Attorney Matthew Marin via telephone at 401-228-8271 or email at marin.matthew@gmail.com.  To learn more about Attorney Marin and our experience, visit www.matthewtmarin.com.

RHODE ISLAND DUI ATTORNEY 
MATTHEW MARIN
PHONE: 401-228-8271 

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rhode Island DUI Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one is facing a Rhode Island DUI Charge or a Rhode Island Breathalyzer Refusal Charge, contact Attorney Matthew Marin today for a free, confidential consultation regarding your case.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.  For more information, visit our Website.






Saturday, May 11, 2013

Updated Rhode Island Marijuana Penalties (as of April 1st, 2013)

As of April 1st, 2013, the State of Rhode Island significantly altered the penalties for marijuana possession.  The largest alteration involves the decriminilization of the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.  The penalties for marijuana possession can be seen below:

First (and Second) Offense Simple Possession 
of Less than  One Ounce of Marijuana
- Civil Violation (not a criminal offense)
- Fine of $150 to $600

Third Offense (within 18 months) Simple Possession
of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana
- Criminal Offense (petty misdemeanor)
- Up to 30 days in Jail
- Fine of $200 to $500

Simple Possession of More than
One Ounce of Marijuana
- Criminal Offense (full misdemeanor)
- Up to One Year in Jail
- Fine of $200 to $500          

Attorney Matthew T. Marin is an experienced Rhode Island marijuana defense lawyer.  If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island Marijuana Charge, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

For more detailed information, visit our website at: http://www.matthewtmarin.com/

Sunday, March 3, 2013

RI DUI Attorney Matthew Marin Announces a NOT GUILTY VERDICT on Behalf of a Client Facing a Charge of Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces a NOT GUILTY verdict for a client facing the charge of refusal to submit to a chemical breath test. If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island Drunk Driving or Breathalyzer Refusal Charges, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

CHARGE: REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST (First Offense)
POLICE REPORT:
A local Police Officer was on routine patrol on Route 95 North in the City of Warwick at 1:45 a.m.  The Officer observed a vehicle traveling in the high speed travel lane swerve multiple times over the yellow fog line.  As the suspect vehicle approached Exit 14 and the Route 37 overpass the Officer initiated a motor vehicle stop.  Upon speaking with the operator, the Client, the Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath and her eyes appeared to be bloodshot and watery.  As they spoke, the Officer observed the Client to have slurred speech.  The Client was asked to step from the vehicle and submit to a battery of field sobriety tests.  Three tests were conducted: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the Walk and Turn, and the One-Leg Stand.  According to the Officer, the Client failed all three phases of the field sobriety tests.  She was arrested and transported to the Police Station.  At the Police Station, the Officer requested the Client to submit to a chemical breath test to determine whether if she was intoxicated.  The Client refused to submit to the chemical test at the Officer’s direction and was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test in violation of R.I.G.L. Section 31-27-2.1.
RESULT: NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL on February 25th, 2013 based upon the fact that the arresting officer, a Warwick Police Officer, conducted his DUI investigation and arrest in the City of Cranston which is outside of his lawful jurisdiction (See Map for location of pursuit and arrest)
For More Information About Our Rhode Island Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers Visit Our Website at: www.matthewtmarin.com/Rhode_Island_DUI_Defense_Lawyer.html