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

If you have been accused of a crime in the Rhode Island, you need a highly experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer with a winning track record for success. Call Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer John L. Calcagni III today 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.

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.

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.

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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Latest Case Results From Our Firm

Sex Crimes

A middle-aged man was arrested and charged with multiple counts of First and Second-Degree Child Molestation in Rhode Island.   The charges stem from allegations that his mentally ill, teenage daughter made to mental health providers while admitted to a psychiatric…

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Motor Vehicle Offenses

 Seekonk Police arrested a young college female for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (2nd Offense).  Police first received a dispatch for an erratic driver who rear-ended another motorist while stopped at a red light on a busy, commercial roadway.  Police…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Police performing surveillance observed a suspected drug transaction in a commercial parking lot between two motorists.  As the motorists departed separately from the area, police stopped one of them.  The man admitted to police having just purchased some marijuana.  He…

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Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Police conducting random surveillance observed a known drug user engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction.  This prompted a stop of his motor vehicle where the drug user, a young man, was the operator and his girlfriend was the passenger.   Police…

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Domestic Violence Offenses

A young man, arguably too old to still be living at home with his parents, got into a verbal argument with his mother.   His father and sister rushed to the mother’s aid.   The argument escalated into a physical altercation resulting…

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Miscellaneous Offenses

Police charged an underage college female with disorderly conduct following her alleged behavior at a school social event.  She and her boyfriend had a verbal argument, which caught the attention of a police officer working a detail at the event. …

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