Attorney Calcagni Teams Up with Attorney John R. Grasso to Assist Alleged Drug Dealer Avoid Criminal Conviction and Deportation from the United States
Attorneys Calcagni and Grasso have a proven track record of success for teaming up to defend individuals charged with the most serious crimes under the most difficult circumstances. Here, the super defense duo represented a non-U.S. citizen, female who was alleged to have conspired with her boyfriend to conduct a drug dealing operation. Police conducted a long term investigation, that led to the discovery of this operation with the use of confidential informants, surveillance, and controlled drug purchases. Evidence suggested to police that the couple’s operation involved the sale of Crack Cocaine, Seroquel and Marijuana. Police ultimately executed a search warrant upon the couple’s apartment where they discovered the aforementioned drugs in various quantities, multiple cell phones, drug trafficking paraphernalia and a large sum of U.S. currency. As a result, the female and her boyfriend were both arrested and charged with two counts of Possessing a Class B Controlled Substance (Crack and Seroquel); Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance; Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance; and Conspiracy. Attorneys Calcagni and Grasso thoroughly investigated the legitimacy of the police investigation, search warrants and discovered evidence. They also worked with the female Defendant to obtain a full biographical history, to include her immigration status, education and employment background, family history, and character references. Following these efforts, Criminal Drug Attorney Calcagni and Grasso successfully negotiated for the dismissal of nearly all charges, with the exception of marijuana possession. Calcagni and Grasso further negotiated to have this particular charge Continued Without a Finding (CWOF) for 18 months during which time Defendant shall remain on probation. Providing she successfully completes this probationary term, this final charge will also be dismissed in 18 months and the female Defendant will not incur a criminal conviction from this incident. Most importantly, because of the charge (marijuana possession) and limited drug quantity she admitted to, the Defendant also avoids probable immigration consequences of deportation she would have faced had she been convicted of any of the other five drugs offenses with which she was originally charged.