Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed

Assault Offenses

North Kingston, Rhode Island Police responded to a restaurant for a report of a disturbance.  Upon arrival, they encountered an intoxicated woman who allegedly caused a disruption inside by arguing with and using profanities toward another patron.  Police removed the woman from the restaurant.  She argued and struggled with police during this process.  She allegedly used profanities against them, to include racial slurs.  As one of the officers attempted to secure the woman in the back of the police cruiser, she kicked him repeatedly and began slamming her head against the window in an apparent effort to inflict self-harm.  Police had the woman taken to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation.  Once cleared by a physician, she was charged with both Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct.  The woman retained Rhode Island Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend her in this matter.  Attorney Calcagni obtained evidence to show that the woman’s behavior was the result of a problem with her prescription medication and not her true character.  She otherwise has no criminal history, is married with children and owns and operates a successful business.  Based on these collective factors, Attorney Calcagni successfully persuaded prosecutors to dismiss this case and its charges.  The matter was since been sealed from public record.