Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed
Police charged an underage college female with disorderly conduct following her alleged behavior at a school social event. She and her boyfriend had a verbal argument, which caught the attention of a police officer working a detail at the event. The officer approached the female and noticed she was visibly intoxicated. He asked her to leave the premises and she refused. When he attempted to walk her off the property, she attempted to walk back into the ballroom where she left behind her cellphone and purse. The officer blocked her from doing so and a struggle ensued. The officer then aggressively removed the girl from the premises and placed her under arrest.
His actions damaged her jewelry, left bruises on her body, and caused her to sustain a concussion from striking her head on the doorframe of his police cruiser. The young woman and her family retained RI Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to represent her in RI District Court against the disorderly conduct charge. After attending several pretrial conferences and providing the prosecution with proof of the woman’s account of events, to include photos of her injuries, broken jewelry, and witness statements from her friends, Attorney Calcagni successfully negotiated for the dismissal of this case.