Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of RI v. Tavares (2007)
Category: Criminal Justice Due Process Rights of Ex-Offenders
Lawsuit challenging the legality of state regulations that authorize the denial or reduction of compensation to violent crime victims based solely on their having an unrelated drug-related criminal history or DUI conviction in their past. Settlement negotiations ensued, and the new General Treasurer agreed to repeal the challenged regulations.
Cooperating Attorney: Frederic Marzilli.
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