Case Result

Case Result

Assault with Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery: Continued Without a Finding for Nine Months

Assault with Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery: Continued Without a Finding for Nine Months

Police responded to a residence in Mansfield, Massachusetts for a report of a domestic disturbance.  Following a verbal dispute between a man, his brother and their mother, the man grabbed a kitchen knife and ordered his brother out of the residence.  The brother then packed his belongings before leaving.  Their mother assisted him with packing.

The man, still hot-tempered, attacked his mother by striking her twice in the left side of her head causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head on a chair.  She also sustained a laceration from a box cutter she was holding just before being struck by her son.  The brother retreated to call 911.  Police arrived, entered the home and observed the mother at the top of the stairs with a box cutter in her hand and blood on her clothing and neck.

The man was placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on his brother, and Assault and Battery on his mother.  The man hired Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in this case.  Following ongoing negotiations with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Attorney Calcagni successfully persuaded prosecutors to continue this case without a finding for nine months with the sole condition that the man complete 24 hours of community service.  If the man satisfies this condition and is not charged with a new offense during the CWOF period, the matter will be dismissed and eligible to be sealed.