Domestic Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Vandalism: Dismissed
Police responded to a 911 hang up after the 911 operator heard a female voice calling for help and screaming “let me go.” Upon arrival, police learned that a man and his girlfriend had an altercation after he accused her of cheating. She threatened to leave him and sought to leave the apartment. He physically grabbed her arm to prevent her from doing so. When she sought to call 911, he forcefully took her phone from her hands. She ran from the home and locked herself in her car to prevent her boyfriend from accessing her. He then began punching and kicked the car doors, jumped on the hood and banged on the windshield. Based on these actions, police in Burrillville, Rhode Island arrested and charged the man with domestic violence charges that included simple assault, disorderly conduct and vandalism. The man retained Rhode Island Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Given the man’s young age, his lack of criminal history and the girlfriend’s unwillingness to cooperate with the prosecution, Attorney Calcagni successfully persuaded the prosecution to dismiss this case. It has since been sealed from public record.