Thursday, February 27, 2014

Proposed Bill Would Ban Guns from Domestic Violence Convicts

A bill pending in the Rhode Island Legislature would ban anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence from buying a gun.  The bill, if passed, would apply anyone convicted of domestic violence charges, including misdemeanor domestic violence charges.  Under Rhode Island law, those charges include (1) domestic assault and battery, (2) domestic vandalism, (3) domestic disorderly conduct, (4) domestic trespassing, (5) domestic stalking, and (6) domestic violation of a restraining order or no contact order.  To read more about the bill and it's introduction, visit Boston.com.

While the bill failed to pass in 2013, it has supporters in 2014.  Anyone who has a Rhode Island Domestic Violence case pending should pay particular attention to this legislation.  In most cases, this type of legislation would apply retro-actively to anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  Therefore, to protect your ability to purchase a firearm in the future you should take every step possible today to avoid a conviction for a Rhode Island Domestic Violence Charge.

Your first step should be to contact The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. for a confidential, no fee consultation.  We are available 24/7 at our offices via phone (401-228-8271) or email (mm@matthewtmarin.com).  Our lawyers have significant experience handling Rhode Island Domestic Violence cases and can assist you in preparing your best defense.  One former client had this to say about Attorney Matthew Marin:

"Matt's performance was top-notch. He was personable, respectful and knowledgable. 
I had been framed ( literally ) in a domestic case, and Matt guided me through the 
process. I had my doubts, but he was reassuring. He cut through the nonsense, 
so to speak. I would easily recommend him to anyone."

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Police Charge North Smithfield Employee with Larceny for Stolen Skis

Earlier this week the North Smithfield Police Department charged an employee of the Department of Public Works with misdemeanor larceny for stealing snow skis from a truck.  The skis were valued at approximately $1,200 and the employee is scheduled for an arraignment in the Kent County District Court in March.  To read more about the story, visit the Providence Journal.

Rhode Island larceny charges are a serious accusation.  Rhode Island law punishes the crime of larceny where the value of the items taken is less than $1,500, known as misdemeanor larceny, with up to one year in jail and up to a $500 fine.  When charged with felony larceny, where the value of the items take exceeds $1,500, an individual can be sentenced to serve up to ten years in jail and ordered to pay up to a $5,000 fine.

If you have been charged with misdemeanor larceny or felony larceny in Rhode Island, you need to speak with an experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately.  An experienced lawyer can help protect your rights, prepare legal defenses, and resolve your case in the best way possible.  Contact us at the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. 24/7 by phone (401-228-8271) or email (mm@matthewtmarin.com).  If you would like to learn more about Rhode Island larceny charges, visit our website: http://www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_larceny_defense_lawyer.html

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Woonsocket Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

On Wednesday February 19th, a Woonsocket man was sentenced to two years in Federal prison and ten years probation upon his release for possession of child pornography.  A U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation lead to an IP address in Woonsocket.  A search of the residence lead to the seizure of a the Defendant's laptop.  For more information on this case, click through to the Providence Journal.

Possession of Child Pornography and Manufacture of Child Pornography are serious offenses that are prosecuted harshly in both the Federal Court and State Court systems in Rhode Island.  If you are under investigation for child pornography charges or have charges pending, contact the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. for a confidential, no charge consultation.  We can be reached 24/7 by phone (401-228-8271) or email (mm@matthewtmarin.com).

To read more about Rhode Island Child Pornography Charges and how our experienced lawyers can assist you, visit our website.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Attorney Matthew Marin Anounces the DISMISSAL of Chemical Test Refusal Charges Pending Against A Client

Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to announce the DISMISSAL of chemical test refusal charges pending against a client at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.  In the case, the Client had been followed by individuals who called 911 and reported her vehicle's purported erratic driving.  Once parked safely at a local store, the Police stopped the Client and ultimately arrested her for suspicion of driving under the influence.  At the Police Station, the Client refused to submit to a chemical test at the Police Officer's request and she was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test (also known as breathalyzer refusal).  At trial, it was learned that paperwork pertaining to the investigation, charging of the case, and preliminary suspension of the Client's drivers license was mishandled.  Particularly, the Affidavit submitted by the Police Department as part of the preliminary license suspension process was defective.  After discussion and review of the recent relevant case law (RITT Appellate Panel Decision Town of Smithfield v. Sleiman), the Attorney General's Office was left with no choice but to DISMISS the charge of refusal to submit to a chemical test.

A Rhode Island chemical test refusal charge is an extremely serious matter that requires a serious defense.  Attorney Marin knows the Rhode Island law's regarding DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test and can use his experience to put your best defense forward against any Rhode Island drunk driving charge.  For more information on Rhode Island DUI and breathalyzer refusal charges, visit our website.  If you have been charged with a criminal offense, seek experienced and skilled representation immediately.

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

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