Rhode Island Criminal Lawyer
- My practice is devoted 100% to Criminal Defense
- I have a proven track record at trial
- Member; Rhode Island Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Member; National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
“The right to counsel, the presumption of innocence and due process of law are more than concepts, they are living, breathing principles necessary to a free society. As a defense attorney, I provide aggressive and effective representation to each and every one of my clients. My knowledge and understanding of this specialized area of the law evens the playing field for my clients who are up against the vast resources of the police and prosecutor’s office. As my clients have questions all the time regarding their case, I give access to my cell phone number, so you can contact me 24/7. My personal standard is to treat my clients as if I were representing a member of my family.”
– James P. Marin, Esq.
If you have been arrested you need an attorney who devotes his practice to Criminal Defense and will aggressively defend your rights!
A criminal conviction can have devastating consequences. Penalties can range from probation to incarceration. A qualified attorney can mean the difference between success and failure. While no lawyer can ever guarantee a satisfactory result regarding a criminal prosecution your chances of success are greatly enhanced once you engage the services of a highly qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney. The earlier a defense attorney is engaged in the process the more he can do to prepare your case for court. Early intervention can significantly enhance your chances of prevailing in a criminal prosecution. A timely investigation performed in the early stages of a criminal prosecution can be the difference between freedom and incarceration.
Drug charges cover a broad range of offenses, from the less severe, such as simple possession of a small amount of certain drugs, to the more serious, such as participation in an ongoing drug-related criminal enterprise or manufacturing and distributing drugs. Even minor charges can be terrifying, however, and carry the risk of serious penalties upon conviction; the more serious charges, of course, can give rise to even graver consequences. An experienced criminal defense attorney can take some of the terror out of drug charges by answering questions and guiding an accused offender through the complex legal maze that awaits.
There are several ways that our criminal defense attorneys assist our clients who are facing drug charges. We prepare excellent motions to suppress evidence due to illegal or improper searches. Additionally, we have experts who will analyze the cut of the drugs. Another problem that we frequently encounter is when the prosecution has overcharged the amount of narcotics in question. Because laws have guidelines that are based upon the quantity, this can influence the type of crime that can be charged and potential sentences. Our drug crimes lawyers have assisted clients who are dealing with the following types of drug crimes:
- Possession of drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Intent to distribute
- Distribution, trafficking, smuggling or importation of drugs
- Growing or manufacture of narcotics
- Illegal possession of chemicals used to make drugs
- Prescription drug crimes
Searches and Seizures in Drug Cases
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual against unreasonable searches and seizures of his or her person or property. A search may involve an inspection of the person or his or her surroundings or property, and seizure refers to taking the person or property into police custody. Usually, but not always, if a seizure is invalid, it is because the seizure was preceded by an invalid search. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual against unreasonable searches and seizures of his or her person or property. A search may involve an inspection of the person or his or her surroundings or property, and seizure refers to taking the person or property into police custody. Usually, but not always, if a seizure is invalid, it is because the seizure was preceded by an invalid search.