Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Pretrial Probation
A motorist made an abrupt right hand turn onto a sidewalk striking and destroying two residential mailboxes. The man continued driving in the wrong direction on an adjacent roadway and damaged the curbing as he proceeded onto another sidewalk. The vehicle then continued onto the lawn of a nearby residence and came to an abrupt stop after striking and damaging a telephone pole. Police received a 911 report from an eyewitness and immediately arrived on scene. The motorist was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and his totaled vehicle was towed from the scene. Police successfully sought a criminal complaint against the man in Attleboro District Court for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He hired Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni’s team prepared a comprehensive mitigation packet on the man’s behalf for consideration by both the Court and District Attorney’s Office. Following negotiations, the Defense successfully secured the man’s placement on pretrial probation for six months. This favorable disposition did not involve an admission of guilt or criminal responsibility and did not result in a criminal conviction. Providing the motorist remains of good behavior for the six-month term, the matter will be dismissed and be eligible to be sealed from the man’s record.