Arrested for Possession of a Schedule I to V Controlled Substance – 1st Offense
Man charged in Providence, Rhode Island Superior Court for:
- Possession of a Schedule I to V Controlled Substance – 1st Offense, in violation of RIGL § 21-28- 4.01(c)(2)(i)
The Burrillville Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding. Officers approached the vehicle and were met by the operator who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle for both questioning and participation in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Once outside the vehicle, the operator stated that he had a small amount of marijuana in the center console of the car. Due to the admitted presence of marijuana, officers deployed a K9 drug detection dog to search the remainder of the vehicle. The search yielded several small bags of suspected narcotics. Based on this discovery, police arrested the man and charged him with Possession of a Schedule I to V Controlled Substance – 1st Offense.
He retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni reviewed the facts of the case and referred the matter to the Rhode Island Superior Court’s Adult Diversion Program. After negotiating with the prosecutor and judge assigned to the Diversion Program, Attorney Calcagni successfully secured the man’s acceptance into program. Under Rhode Island Criminal law, participation in this program lasts for a period of up to one year. Upon successful completion of the participation period, a participant’s case is both dismissed and sealed from public record. In this instance, the man successfully completed the program after only six months. His case was dismissed and sealed, leaving him with a clean criminal history free from any convictions.
Case Dismissed and Expunged.