Facing criminal charges in Providence County, Rhode Island
If you’re facing criminal charges in Providence County, it’s important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Criminal Defense Services
John L. Calcagni, III is a former federal prosecutor that brings years of trial and investigation experience into his criminal defense cases. He has a long history list of successful criminal defense results, including not guilty verdicts and acquittals. Providence County Defense lawyer John L. Calcagni III also utilizes his experience negotiating with prosecutors to lessen the severity of a sentence, even for the most serious felonies. Here is a list of the crimes and criminal charges the Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III has experience defending in Providence County, RI:
- Providence County Federal Crimes
- Providence County Drug Crimes
- Providence County Sex Crimes
- Providence County Domestic Violence
- Providence County Gun Charges
- Providence County Expungements
- Providence County Appeals
- Providence County Arson Charges
- Providence County Assault Charges
- Providence County Violation Hearings
- Providence County Warrants
- Providence County White Collar Crimes
- Providence County Bail Hearings
- Providence County Conspiracy Crimes
- Providence County Disorderly Conduct Charges
- Providence County Homicide Crimes
- Providence County Kidnapping Charges
- Providence County DUI Defense
- Providence County Theft Charges
Providence County Cities Our Law Firm Serves
The Law Offices of John L. Calcagni, III provides powerful and effective criminal defense services to those living in:
- Central Falls
- East Providence
Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Charges
Why should I hire a Providence County criminal defense lawyer?
There are a lot of benefits that come along with hiring a Providence County criminal defense lawyer. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you have the choice of hiring a criminal defense attorney or working with a public defender who will be assigned to you. Working with a public defender can present a lot of risks. Generally, public defenders do not have the resources or the time to provide a strong defense. By hiring a Providence County criminal lawyer, you can get the support you need to overcome this legal challenge. Your attorney can conduct a full investigation into your case, identify errors made by law enforcement, interview witnesses, and design a unique and aggressive defense plan. If you’re hoping to have your charges dropped or your penalties minimized, it’s highly advised to work with an experienced Providence County criminal defense attorney.
What can you expect once you have been charged with a crime in Rhode Island?
After you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime in Rhode Island, you’ll need to appear at the District Court for an arraignment hearing. This is when a defendant stands before a judge and pleads guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere. It is never advisable to attend an arraignment hearing without speaking to a Providence County criminal defense lawyer first. Your attorney can guide you through each step of the criminal justice process and negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf. Your criminal defense lawyer will be by your side in court and can address any concerns you have along the way. To learn more about what happens after an arrest in Rhode Island, contact our law firm today.
What are the levels of offenses in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island has two main levels of offenses: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are considered lower-level crimes and felonies are considered the most serious crimes. Regardless if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you need to contact a Providence County criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
Examples of misdemeanors are disorderly conduct, vandalism, and shoplifting. Penalties for misdemeanors can lead to up to one year in jail and up to $1000 in fines. Examples of felonies include sex crimes, murder, arson, and drug crimes. Penalties for felony charges can lead to at least one year in jail and over $1000 in fines. For some felony convictions, you can face up to a lifetime in prison. Consequences for criminal acts can also include things like a suspended license, community service, and participation in a treatment program. No matter what your charges are, contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options.
When would your case go to Superior Court?
A Rhode Island Superior Court handles felony proceedings for both jury and non-jury trials. Once a defendant has had an arraignment hearing and enters a plea for a felony charge at a District Court, the pretrial conference stage is when a felony criminal case moves to the Superior Court. This is when a defense attorney reviews the evidence and information supplied by the prosecution. If a plea deal cannot be reached at this stage, the criminal case will go to trial, which takes place at a Rhode Island Superior Court. To learn more about the court system and how your criminal case will carry out, contact our law firm today to speak with a Providence County criminal defense attorney.
Do prosecutors make good defense lawyers?
Absolutely. It could be argued that former prosecutors make better defense lawyers than lawyers that only hold experience in the area of criminal defense. In order to build a strong defense, it’s highly advantageous to be able to get into the mind of the prosecution. A former prosecutor who practices criminal defense law can often predict the prosecution’s legal strategy and use that to their benefit in trials and negotiations. To learn more about John L. Calcagni’s experience as a prosecutor and how it helps him successfully defend his clients, contact our law firm today.
Providence County Criminal Lawyer John L. Calcagni
John L. Calcagni, III is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that provides strong criminal defense for residents in Providence County. As a former prosecutor, John L. Calcagni, III brings a powerful perspective to those who have been accused of a crime. He’s familiar with legal tactics used by the prosecution, which allows him to design an effective and aggressive defense strategy for your criminal case. Call The Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III at (401) 351-5100 to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Providence RI today.