Rhode Island Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed
Providence Police received a call for a disturbance caused by an intoxicated bar patron who was calling the staff “garbage” and “assholes” when they refused to serve him any longer. When the man went outside to smoke a cigarette, the bouncer prevented him from re-entering inside. Police arrived and attempted to speak with the man. He refused to leave, despite multiple officers directing him to do so. He even got in one of the officer’s faces and poked his finger to the officer’s chest. Because the man both failed to comply with police direction to leave and escalated his conduct, he was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct in Rhode Island District Court. The man retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni advocated for the man with City of Providence Solicitors. Specifically, the man had no criminal history, was on faculty as a science professor with a local university and held a DEA license to possess certain chemicals needed for scientific research. Attorney Calcagni argued that a criminal conviction of any kind would ruin the man’s career. Based on his persistent efforts, Attorney Calcagni successfully persuaded the solicitor to dismiss this case against his client. The matter has since been sealed from the man’s record.