Assault and Battery of a Child: Continued Without a Finding
An adult man attended a children’s party at Chuck-E-Cheese. While there, he dropped a handful of tokens used to play the various games offered at the establishment. As he went to pick the tokens up, a young child began to retrieve them for herself. The man bumped into the child as he knelt down on one knee. Her mother who was standing nearby accused the man of kicking and tripping the child to prevent her from retrieving his tokens.
Police responded and arrested the man. The news media publicized the incident and ostracized the man. He turned to Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Over time, Attorney Calcagni and his team successfully persuaded prosecutors to continue this matter without a finding for six months. This means the man was not required to admit guilt to the charged offense. So long as he is not charged with a new offense during this short period, the matter will be dismissed and become eligible for removal from the man’s criminal history.