Rhode Island Criminal Defense Law Firm

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

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RI Lawyer Wins Landmark Marijuana Case in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

On September 22, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed down a landmark decision in the matter of Commonwealth v. Elivette Rodriguez, holding that the odor of marijuana alone is not a sufficient basis for police to conduct a motor vehicle stop.

RI Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial for Federal and State Crimes. We are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts. If you are in need of a Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, call our office for a free consultation.

MA Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you need a skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer who understands the complexities and levels of the Massachusetts Court System. Call Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer John L. Calcagni III today for a free consultation.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

When you need the assistance of a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, it is highly advisable that you hire someone who has extensive experience within the federal system. There are certain areas of the practice of law that require more experience and exposure than others, and Federal Criminal Defense is high on this list.

Military Criminal Defense Attorney

As a former prosecutor with the US Army JAG Corps and the US Attorney's Office, Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of military criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial in Military Court for all types of crimes.

About Our Rhode Island Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our firm provides personalized, experienced, and successful representation for clients in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney to represent them in matters before the Rhode Island Federal Court and Massachusetts Federal and District Courts. Our practice focuses on Criminal Defense for Misdemeanors and Felonies, Military Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, and Violent Crime matters. We are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Florida.

As a former prosecutor with the US Army JAG Corps and a Special Assistant US Attorney, Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial for Federal and State Crimes. As a Military Defense Lawyer, Attorney Calcagni is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as the state and federal ourts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Florida.

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Local and state law enforcement authorities conducted a wide scale, wiretap drug investigation.   Their efforts centered on a Rhode Island-based drug trafficking organization that serviced a Massachusetts-based group of heroin clientele.   The clientele mainly consisted of mid and low-level dealers…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Federal authorities charged a civilian for entering a military base while in possession of marijuana.  All entrants onto the base are subject to a potential random search.  As the civilian approached the entrance gate, his vehicle was selected for a…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigated a Rhode Island man for crossing state lines with marijuana and then attempting to ship it using the mail system.  The man went on a trip to Colorado.  Marijuana can be legally purchased…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

A Massachusetts man was charged with Marijuana Trafficking after state police and other law enforcement officers discovered him in possession of several hundred pounds of marijuana. It all began when Homeland Security Investigators in Arizona notified the Massachusetts State Police…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Local police conducted an undercover sting and investigation at local beaches seeking to identify minors in possession of alcohol.   These seasonal law enforcement efforts in Rhode Island and other New England states usually increase with the arrival of spring and…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

A man was charged with Conspiracy and Distribution of Heroin.  These charges followed surveillance by New Bedford Police of what they suspected to be a drug transaction.   Undercover police officers were conducting roving surveillance.   They observed a bicyclist traveling on…

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