Profile

Cover photo
Matthew Marin
Works at Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc.
Attended Roger Williams University
2,600 followers|110,520 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1'sReviews

Stream

 
 
Have you been charged with DUI in Rhode Island?

Did you submit to chemical testing of your blood or breath?  If you did, contact us immediately as there are significant legal problems with the procedure established in 2015 to administer a chemical test in Rhode Island.

Attorney Matthew Marin has successfully argued to suppress and exclude from evidence the results of these chemical tests in 2015 Rhode Island DUI cases.

On January 1, 2015, new license suspension penalties went into effect for those individuals who refuse to submit to a chemical test.  We may be able to suppress and exclude from introduction into evidence the results of your DUI chemical test.

A copy of the Memorandum of Law in Support of our Motion to Suppress can be found below:

http://www.matthewtmarin.com/Rhode-Island-DUI-Motion-to-Suppress-Chemical-Test-Results.pdf

Contact us immediately for assistance in fighting your 2015 Rhode Island DUI charges.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.

#rhodeislandduilawyer   #rhodeislandduiattorney   #motiontosuppresschemicaltestresults  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_dui_defense_lawyer.html
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Matthew Marin

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?
Finding a job in these tough economic times in Rhode Island can be difficult enough. In speaking with my clients, securing employment with a felony criminal record is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many people wait years or even decades before explorin...
6
Add a comment...
 
Successful Result for College Student Facing a Rhode Island DUI Charge

With a large number of college students returning to school this fall, we typically end up defending a large number of college students facing various types of criminal accusations.  For anyone in college, the idea of graduating and achieving a good job and a successful career can be daunting.  The reality reaching those goals with a criminal record or criminal conviction is nearly impossible.  At the Law Offices of Matthew Marin, we are solely focused on defending you against your criminal accusation in a manner that will leave you in the best possible position to succeed in the future.

I am very pleased to announce the successful result we were able to achieve for a University of Rhode Island Senior yesterday.  Our Client was facing a criminal DUI charge in which the State possessed breathalyzer readings indicating that her blood alcohol content was more than two times the legal limit.  Ultimately, we were able to her avoid a criminal conviction and the mandatory penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Rhode Island ($1,000’s in fines & DUI School).  Our Client ultimately accepted a plea deal  in which the case will be removed from her record in one year with no trouble and she will be required to surrender her driver’s license for six months.

Case Facts

Our Client, according to the Police Reports, was driving home late one night when she was observed speeding and drifting over the center line by a local Police Officer.  The Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and observed the typical indicators in a DUI investigation (odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech).  Standardized field sobriety tests were conducted which lead the Officer to the conclusion that the Client was unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle.  The Client was arrested and taken to the Police Station where she consented to a chemical test (breathalyzer test).  The results of the breathalyzer indicated that her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit (0.18).

Legal Arguments

In reviewing the case against our Client, we were able to act quickly and obtain key evidence in the form of the Station and Booking Video.  A thorough review of the booking video indicated that the Police Officer who administered the chemical test did not follow proper procedure throughout the administration of the test.  The State conceded in conference that this improper procedure would likely render the breathalyzer results inadmissible into evidence against our Client if the case proceeded to trial.

A further review of the case showed that, contrary to RI State Law, our Client was held overnight for an arraignment in the District Court the following morning.  Proper Police procedure requires that Client’s be given the opportunity to call to arrange for bail so that they do not have to spend the night in jail and so that they can arrange for an additional chemical test if they so choose.  The legal argument, if successful, would have likely lead to the complete dismissal of all charges against the Client.  This issue, while hotly contested by the State, ultimately lead to a negotiated resolution of the case.

Outcome

Given that our Client was a college senior at the University of Rhode Island with no prior criminal record, we were able to persuade the State to amend (lower) the DUI charge to the misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving.  Our Client was sentenced to a one year filing (stay out of trouble for one year) which is not a criminal conviction.  As part of the plea, she had to surrender her license for six months and perform twenty hours of non-profit community service.  In the end, when she is applying for jobs and a career one year from now she will have a clean criminal record.

#rhodeislandduilawyer  
#rhodeislandduiattorney  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenseattorney  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
If you have been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island, contact Rhode Island DUI Attorney Matthew Marin for experienced and aggressive representation.
1 comment on original post
5
jack bamboo's profile photo
 
Ha cool looks/Hello there
Add a comment...
 
In this morning's post I explain the special rules that apply to expunging a Rhode Island Domestic Violence filing.

#rhodeislandexpungementlawyer  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
 
Special Rules for Expunging Rhode Island Domestic Violence Filings

Rhode Island Law allows for the expungement of criminal records relating to crimes involving domestic violence.  However, the standard expungement rules do not apply to Rhode Island Domestic Violence cases that were Filed.  These cases have an enhanced waiting period.  In this recent blog post, I explain how long an individual must wait and exactly when they will be eligible to expunge their Rhode Island Domestic Violence filing.

#rhodeislandexpungementlawyer  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.rhodeislanddomesticviolencelawyer.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
Attorney Matthew Marin explains the process of expunging Rhode Island Domestic Violence Filings and the special rules that apply to these cases.  Contact us for experienced advice.
View original post
3
Add a comment...

Matthew Marin

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Have a great weekend, everyone.  Here's a Friday lawyer joke from Stu.  http://www.stus.com/
#funny
#lawyerjokes  
2 comments on original post
10
1
Joseph Mas (work profile)'s profile photo
 
Humor is a virtue :)
Add a comment...
 
Great post +Tina Willis Law - Orlando!  I firmly believe this is the most important part of maintaining a positive and healthy Attorney-Client Relationship. 

Without a good mutual understanding of case expectations, it is typically only a matter of time before the relationship will deteriorate.

Thanks for sharing this great information +Tina Willis.
 
What Should A Personal Injury Client Expect From An Auto Accident Case?

My Latest Blog Post!

I think setting proper client expectations avoids future problems and is only fair to the potential client.  So here's what I think they should expect.

For my attorney friends: what did I miss?  

For consumers: did your personal injury attorney cover this information during your initial consultation?

I really appreciate your shares! +James Novak +Stephan Futeral +Law Office of Donald E Petersen +Jesse Reiter +Adam Stone +Christopher Hoffmann +Dave Gormley +Laurie Robbins  +Christopher Zachar +Jeffery Robinette +Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A. +The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. 

#PersonalInjuryAttorneyOrlando   #CarAccidentAttorneyOrlando  
As an Orlando personal injury and auto accident attorney, I believe it is very important that new clients have proper expectations about the range of possible outcomes in their cases.  Unfortunately, billboards touting high dollar value verdicts have done nothing to help consumers understand what really happens, and what they should fairly expect, following an auto or other accident involving insurance coverage or a corporate defendant. The Exte...
5 comments on original post
5
Tina Willis Law - Orlando's profile photo
 
Thank you very much for sharing +Matthew Marin !!
Add a comment...

Matthew Marin

Shared publicly  - 
 
Extremely pleased to announce!
 
Attorney Marin Selected as 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers

We are excited to announce that  #rhodeislandcriminaldefeseattorney  +Matthew Marin has been honored by +Super Lawyers as a #risingstar  for 2014 in the areas of criminal defense and DUI/DWI defense. If you need help with criminal charges in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matt Marin a call today at 401-228-8271.

#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
#rhodeislandduilawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.rhodeislanddomesticviolencelawyer.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
www.ridrugdefenselawyer.com
4 comments on original post
9
1
Mack & Associates's profile photoMatthew Marin's profile photoMm Ald's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks +Mack & Associates LLC !
Add a comment...
 
Explanation of How to Expunge Rhode Island Shoplifting Charges
 
Expunging Rhode Island Shoplifting Charges

One of the more common criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island involves shoplifting charges.  Many of these individuals have never been in trouble before and have a clean criminal record otherwise.  In our recent post, Attorney Matthew Marin explains the various impediments and hurdles that must be cleared to expunge a Rhode Island Shoplifting charge.  If you have any questions about your eligibility or how to expunge a Rhode Island Shoplifting case, contact Attorney Matthew Marin at 401-228-8271.

#rhodeislandexpungementlawyer  
#rhodeislandexpungementattorney  
#rhodeislandshopliftinglawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com/expungement.html
http://www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com/expunging-shoplifting-charges
Attorney Matthew Marin assists those seeking to expunge misdemeanor and felony shoplifting charges in Rhode Island.  Contact us today for a no obligation expungement consultation.
View original post
5
Add a comment...
 
Check out our latest infographic outlining the differences between Rhode Island DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal Penalties

#rhodeislandduilawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_dui_defense_lawyer.html
www.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com
 
Check out our new Infographic below.  Rhode Island DUI and Refusal Charges and Penalties can be confusing.  We point out some of the key differences between the two charges.  If you are facing a Rhode Island DUI & Refusal Charges, contact Attorney Matthew Marin for a no obligation consultation at 401-228-8271.

#rhodeislandduilawyer  
#rhodeislandduiattorney  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_dui_defense_lawyer.html
www.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
View original post
7
Add a comment...

Matthew Marin

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pool Party!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!
What's better than watching dozens of pups splish-splashing in one big pool? We're gonna go with nothing.
9
1
Christopher Regan's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Drive Safe This Weekend

Enhanced DUI Patrols will continue over the long weekend.  If you are arrested and charged with DUI in Rhode Island, contact Attorney Matthew Marin for experienced legal advice and representation.

#rhodeislandduilawyer  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
www.matthewtmarin.com
www.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com
www.rhodeislandexpungementlaws.com
6
Add a comment...

Matthew Marin

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very pleased to share the great result we secured for a Client this week!
 
DUI Victory in Rhode Island

Earlier this week, we were able to secure the reduction of a Rhode Island DUI charge for a Client facing heavy penalties if convicted.  We were able to help her avoid a criminal conviction, avoid the extended loss of her drivers license, and avoid the hefty fines and penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Rhode Island.

Case Facts
The Client was pulled over by a local police department after another driver called in and told dispatch that her vehicle was all over the road.  After the car was stopped, the Client submitted to standardized field sobriety tests which, in the Officer's opinion, she failed horribly.  She was arrested and taken to the police station where she submitted to a chemical breath test.  The results of that test indicated that her blood alcohol content was 0.25, over three times the legal limit.

Legal Arguments
After we were hired to represent our Client, we immediately began the discovery process and obtained both the police reports and the video of the events at the police station.  The video is often overlooked by inexperienced or lazy defense lawyers.  In reviewing the video, it became clear that the Officer, contrary to her assertions, had not properly administered the chemical breath test rendering the results inadmissible under Rhode Island law.

In further investigating the case, we discovered that the Client suffered from severe back problems due to a broken neck a few years ago which caused her significant problems even standing, let alone conducting standardized field sobriety tests.

Lastly, we were also able to uncover jurisdictional issues which, if pressed, may have rendered the arrest of our Client unlawful and outside of the arresting Officer's lawful jurisdiction.

Outcome
After extensive negotiations, the Prosecution agreed to reduce the charge from DUI (BAC Over 0.15) to misdemeanor Reckless Driving.  The Client was ordered to stay out of trouble for one year (a Filing), surrender her license for 30 days, and submit to a substance abuse assessment and counseling if necessary.

If you are facing a Rhode Island DUI Charge, contact Attorney Matthew Marin for experienced and aggressive legal representation.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.

#rhodeislandduilawyer  
#rhodeislandduiattoreny  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer  
#rhodeislandcriminaldefenseattorney  
www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_dui_defense_lawyer.html
www.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com
4 comments on original post
5
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
2,600 people
Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C.'s profile photo
Hullinger & Fabian, APC's profile photo
мария петрова's profile photo
Brian S. Mazar's profile photo
Kayla Halsall's profile photo
John Osborne's profile photo
Coleman Jackson, P.C.'s profile photo
Jessica Towne's profile photo
PJO Insurance Brokerage's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Criminal Defense Lawyer, DUI Defense, Domestic Violence Representation, Misdemeanor and Felony Trial Lawyer
Skills
Criminal Trial Lawyer: Experienced DUI, Domestic Violence, and Drug Defense Attorney
Employment
  • Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc.
    Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, 2008 - present
    Providing experienced and aggressive representation for individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout the State of Rhode Island. We have extensive experience defending those charged with DUI - drunk driving, domestic violence crimes, drug offenses, and other violent crimes.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Providing those facing criminal prosecution in Rhode Island with experienced and aggressive criminal defense representation.
Introduction
I am a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney representing clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the State of Rhode Island.  I appear regularly in nearly every Courthouse in the State of Rhode Island.  We provide particular focus to those individuals charged with DUI - drunk driving, domestic violence crimes, drug offenses, and other violent crimes.

I am available to speak with you 24/7 at 401-228-8271.  If you would like to learn more about me and my experience, please review the links below:
  • Charged with a DUI in Connecticut? Click HERE
  • If you are facing Rhode Island Domestic Violence Charges, visit our new Domestic Violence Defense Website and Click HERE for information on domestic assault charges
Bragging rights
Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney
Education
  • Roger Williams University
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Rhode Island
    Master of Business Administration
  • Clark University
    Management
Contact Information
Work
Phone
+1 401-228-8271
Email
Address
127 Dorrance Street Penthouse Suite Providence, RI 02903
Matthew Marin's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc.
www.bbb.org

BBB Business Review for The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. in Providence, RI

RI Drug Lawyer Matthew Marin in Providence, Rhode Island RI | Find the B...
uslawyersdb.com

RI Drug Lawyer Matthew Marin in Providence, Rhode Island RI @ US Lawyers Database | Attorneys Directory. Find the best lawyers, attorneys an

About The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. | Providence DU...
www.findaduiattorney.com

Representing drivers arrested for DUI throughout Providence, Rhode Island, The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc. is committed t

Rhode Island DUI Lawyer Matthew Marin
www.matthewtmarin.com

If you have been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island, contact Rhode Island DUI Attorney Matthew Marin for experienced and aggressive represen

Rhode Island Larceny Lawyer | Experienced RI Defense Attorney
www.matthewtmarin.com

Free consultation: Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Marin provides top-quality representation for larceny and theft cases thro

DUI charge against Woonsocket officer dismissed
www.boston.com

Woonsocket police say a drunken driving charge against a city police officer has been dismissed after a hearing in Providence District Court

Circloscope
chrome.google.com

Circloscope is the most powerful way to manage your Google+ Circles! (Not affiliated with Google)

Black Fin Media | Law Firm Marketing Company
plus.google.com

Black Fin Media is an Internet Marketing Company for Law Firms

RI Domestic Violence Lawyer | Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney
www.matthewtmarin.com

RI Domestic Violence Lawyer Matthew Marin provides top-quality representation in domestic violence cases throughout Rhode Island.

Parker Tax Publishing
plus.google.com

Tax Research Products - Affordable, Comprehensive and Easy to Use.

Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
5 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago