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Criminal DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving on 1.14.2021

January 2021


Attorney Kensley Barrett at Marin & Barrett, Inc. is extremely pleased to report that a driving under the influence charge against a Client in Washington Superior Court has been resolved with a non-conviction disposition.  Our Client had been charged with driving under the influence after driving home from a restaurant in Narragansett, Rhode Island.  Based on the nature of the charge, if convicted he faced a maximum sentence of one year in jail (ACI) along with mandatory DUI School, mandatory loss of license, and fines/administrative costs.

Marin & Barrett, Inc. was able to review the evidence and successfully argued to the prosecutor and the judge that the blood alcohol readings taken by the arresting police department were at the legal limit (.08) and that given that the Field Sobriety Tests taken on scene were inconclusive, the appropriate resolution to the case was a plea to an amended charge of Reckless Driving with a one-year filing.  The prosecutor agreed and the charge was amended.  As a result, the Client was not required to complete DUI school, nor did she lose her privilege to drive.  At the completion of the one-year filing period, the Client is eligible to have the case completely expunged from her record.

RESULTS: DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING and the case Filed for One Year in the Washington County Superior Court on January 14th, 2021

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Washington County Superior Court

Ken Barrett

Attorney Kensley Barrett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases in Rhode Island. Known for his strong background in trial advocacy and negotiation, Barrett is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and with a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, he consistently achieves successful outcomes, including acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

Kensley Barrett

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