Domestic Vandalism and Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed

Miscellaneous Offenses

A man and his wife had a verbal altercation while attending a party. The wife left the event and returned home first. The husband left the party and returned home sometime later. Upon arrival, he discovered the door to his home was locked. The wife refused to let him in. As a result, he broke into the home by forcing the locked door open. He and his wife then engaged in a shouting match. Their teenage daughter intervened and threatened to phone police. In response, the man seized and destroyed her cellphone. The daughter still contacted police, who upon arrival arrested and charged the man with domestic violence offenses including malicious destruction of property or vandalism and disorderly conduct. He retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. After working with the man’s wife and daughter, Attorney Calcagni obtained their support in favor of dismissal for all charges against the man. Attorney Calcagni documented this support with written affidavits, which he provided to the prosecution. Based upon these efforts, Attorney Calcagni successfully convinced prosecutors to dismiss this case and its charges against his client.