There are no words to express the gratitude our family feels for Law Office of John L. Calcagni III and his wonderful staff. We will be forever grateful to have what we consider the best Criminal Defense Attorney in the Rhode Island area who is also barred in the State of Florida which was exactly what we needed. John is also a wonderful human being a great professional a fighter and the most caring person we have ever known. We could not ask for anyone better to represent my fiancé and our entire family during the worst moments of our life.
My fiancé who is on probation in Florida was accused of being a violator for allegedly using the internet and social media to communicate with his family. As a result he faced extradition from Rhode Island back to Florida. I am currently pregnant with his child and his father is sick. He had already spent more than thirty (30) days incarcerated at the ACI Intake Center with no counsel. We were running out of time and the lawyer we initially hired was limited because he did not have a license to practice law in Florida. We were at our wits end. I continually researched and spoke with different attorneys in Florida to see what I could do to prevent extradition. The last lawyer I spoke with down there put the fear of God into me. He gave me worst case scenario and told me that my fiancé’ was looking at life in prison due to his being on probation for a capital sex offense and now being an alleged probation violator.
At that point it dawned on me to look for attorney who could personally handle cases in both Florida and Rhode Island. That is when I asked God to help me and I came across John. When I called he was out of the office and in Florida working another case. His staff took down all my information and not even ten minutes later I received a personal call back from John. He explained that he was busy but spared the time to listen to me my experiences and our family’s ordeal. His exact words to me were “whether you decide to retain me or not promise to do me one favor don’t listen to those other attorneys who scared you as they are playing off of that your fears and emotions.” Right there and then I knew he was the one attorney for my fiancé and our family. As soon as John returned from Florida we met with him in his office. He explained how he would try to prevent the extradition resolve the pending probation violation and protect my fiancé’s Interstate Compact agreement that allowed him to live in Rhode Island from being voided.
The entire time that John and his staff worked on the case they kept us in the loop every step of the way. John ultimately made a deal on my fiancé’s behalf which prevented him from both having his probation revoked and being incarcerated. John was not able to prevent my fiancé from going back to Florida to resolve the matter. However once my fiancé was extradited to Florida John reassured us that he would not give up or close out the case until he ensured that the Florida State Attorney kept her word about the negotiated deal. John even contacted my fiancé’s assigned Public Defender in Florida to bring her up to speed and to direct her how to resolve the matter once my fiancé went to court. Everything worked out as planned. John got my Fiancé’ back home to me and our family within a couple of weeks.
I thank God every day for sending John Calcagni to us. He made it possible to bring my fiancé back home and for him to be here for the birth of our first child together. I speak wholeheartedly when I say this man is not only an Attorney…..he is an Angel sent from heaven!!!!!! I know my fiancé and his family as well as mine all feel the same way. We highly recommend John and plan on utilizing him further. It gives me great pleasure to say that I would refer Attorney John Calcagni and his staff to my family friends and others without any hesitation. –T.C. and A.M.