March 2012 Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed
Intoxicated college student was involved in a melee on campus with a group of other students. Campus security or public safety officers arrived on scene and dispersed the crowd. A campus security officer attempting to investigate the assault approached an intoxicated college student and requested the studentӳ identification card. The student refused to produce his ID. In response the public safety officer snatched from the studentӳ hand his cellular phone. The officer then offered to trade back the studentӳ phone for his ID. The student verbally agreed to the trade but instead tried to retrieve his phone without producing his ID. A struggled ensued between the officer and student at which time the student struck the officer in the face with a closed fist and attempted to flee. Several officers pursued the student and tackled him to the ground. The student continued to physically struggle until he was ultimately subdued by both public safety officers and local police officers who were called to the scene. For this series of events the student was charged with both Simply Assault on the public safety officer and Disorderly Conduct for his fighting behavior. The student and his family retained Attorney Calcagni to defend against these criminal charges. Attorney Calcagni advocated on behalf of this first-time offender who was intoxicated at the time of the offense and had ambitions of enlisting into the military. At a pretrial conference Attorney Calcagni successfully negotiated for the dismissal of these charges. Congratulations to this client.