Men charged in Rhode Island District Court (2nd Division), Newport, Rhode Island and Rhode Island Superior Court (Newport County), Newport, Rhode Island for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Cocaine).
Newport Police conducted an uncover narcotics investigation into a man they believed was selling cocaine in the city. After making a controlled drug purchase from the man using a confidential informant, police obtained a search warrant for his apartment. They executed the warrant and discovered large sums of money and cocaine inside. This led to the man’s arrest for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine. He initially appeared in Rhode Island District Court for his arraignment and was released on bail. He then contacted his lawyer, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in this matter.
Deferred Sentence. Attorney John L. Calcagni III has successfully defended the man against similar drug charges in the past. This time around was no different. Drug Defense Lawyer John L. Calcagni III aggressively lobbied prosecutors for months on his client’s behalf. As time passed, due to the man’s military history, otherwise clean record, parenthood, and gainful employment, Attorney John L. Calcagni III reached an agreement with the prosecutors that enabled the man to resolve this case with no punishment or criminal conviction. After pleading nolo contendere to the felony drug charge, the man was not sentenced. Instead, his sentencing was deferred for a period of time. Providing the man is not charged with a new offense during the deferment period, the matter will be dismissed and be eligible to be sealed from public record.
Rhode Island District Court (2nd Division) and Rhode Island Superior Court (Newport County), Newport, Rhode Island
Murray Judicial Complex
45 Washington Square
Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2913
Cities and Towns Prosecuted: Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.