Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest; and Obstructing a Police Officer: Case Dismissed
Police observed a young man and his girlfriend arguing outside of a bar. The officer intervened and determined that the man was intoxicated. As the officer attempted to detain the man, he pulled away. The officer then attempted to place the man in handcuffs, but he struggled. Despite the girlfriend telling the officer that her boyfriend did not strike or offend her in any way, the officer was determined to place him under arrest.
He finally took hold of the man, placed him in handcuffs and secured him in the back of his police cruiser. The man was then charged in Rhode Island District Court with the misdemeanor offenses of resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct. He hired Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni appeared with the man for several pretrial conferences and successfully persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss this case. The matter was then sealed from the man’s record.