Charged with Multiple Offenses in Providence District Court
Man arrested by Providence Police and charged in the Providence District Court (6th Division) for:
- Simple Assault and Battery in violation of RIGL § 11-5-3(a);
- Disorderly Conduct in violation of RIGL § 11-45-1(a);
- Resisting Legal or Illegal Arrest in violation of RIGL § 12-7-10; and
- Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty in violation of RIGL § 11-32-1
Providence Police responded to a disturbance in front of one of the local clubs. Upon arrival, they observed a heavily tinted truck with out-of-state plates and several individuals inside. Police asked the passengers to exit the vehicle at which time the driver became argumentative and unwilling to comply. Eventually, the man exited, but as time passed, he became increasingly aggressive again. As police attempted to calm him down, the man became physical with one of the officers on the scene. He was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Legal or Illegal Arrest, and Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty.
1-Year Filing. He retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. After several pretrial conferences, Attorney Calcagni persuaded the prosecutor to resolve the case with a 1-year filing for the Disorderly Conduct charge and to dismiss the remaining charges. Under Rhode Island law, a “filing” calls for acceptance of responsibility to a charged offense but does not result in any punishment or criminal conviction. Instead, the case is filed for one (1) year and providing the man does not get in any trouble during this period, the matter will be eligible for expungement at its conclusion. He accepted the offer and closed his case.