Case Result

Case Result

Possession of Firearm Without License

Possession of Firearm Without License

Possession of Firearm without License: Dismissed.

A young man and a neighbor got into a fight or physical altercation on the sidewalk in front of their respective homes. The two men wrestled and traded blows with each other. During the struggle, the young man’s pistol fell from his waistband and onto the ground without him realizing it. A bystander who witnessed the event contacted police after spotting the weapon. When police arrived to investigate, they stumbled across the handgun on the young man’s front lawn.

Though the man lawfully owned the firearm, he did not have a license to carry it, which is a different type of license than needed to simply own a firearm. Based on this discovery, the young man was arrested and criminally charged with the felony offense of possessing a pistol without a license. The man retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. After conducting discovery and preliminary investigation into this matter, Attorney Calcagni successfully filed a motion to dismiss this case on his client’s behalf. Attorney Calcagni then followed up by filing a motion to seal this matter from the young man’s criminal record.