Testimonials

Testimonial in Federal Marijuana and Butane Honey Oil Case

I was indicted in United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island with Possession with Intent to Distribute Butane Honey Oil and Marijuana. The total quantities of drugs attributed to me by the government was between 1000 and 2000 kilograms. Both federal law and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines recommended a lengthy jail sentence for my crimes.
Over a term of nearly two years, Attorney John L. Calcagni III and his team tirelessly worked on my case. After filing and losing a motion to suppress, John turned his attention to negotiating a plea agreement on my behalf with the government. I ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced, over the government’s objection, to a term of probation. This was a small miracle. John’s level of professionalism in second to none is unmatched. He left no stone untouched and did everything within his power to ensure that I received the very best possible outcome despite my unfortunate situation. This was not my first experience with the federal justice system of dealing with criminal defense attorneys, but it was by far the best of them all thanks to John. I could not be happier with the services he provided or the result that John obtained. To put it simply, John Calcagni and his firm are the best around.


Testimonial for Reckless Driving Case

Our family recently retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to represent our son in a Reckless Driving case in Rhode Island District Court. Our young son traveled from New Hampshire to Rhode Island one day with a group of buddies to go on a motor cycle ride. Apparently, there were more participants in the ride than our son was aware. The ride caused a disturbance to the public and peace. Police were contacted. As the motorcyclists gathered in a large parking area, police arrived to disperse the group. Many disrespectfully revved their engines and rode their bikes in a reckless manner in police presence. Many also evaded police who attempted to stop them. As our son sought to depart the area, police stopped and arrested him for Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Unfamiliar with Rhode Island and the state’s criminal justice system, we did not know where to turn. We eventually discovered Attorney John L. Calcagni III. After a lengthy phone consultation, we hired him immediately. John helped us navigate the court system and justice process. He explained the process thoroughly and after three visits to court, was successfully able to get my son’s case dismissed. John then went the extra steps to retrieve my son’s personal property from the arresting police department and sealed this matter from his record. I recommend him to anyone in need of legal help.


We cannot thank and commend John Calcagni highly enough his dedication to and accomplishment for our family

There are not enough stars to properly rate Attorney John L. Calcagni. We recently retained John for our son because we wanted a criminal defense lawyer with military experience. Our son, a senior cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, was arrested in Rhode Island while home on holiday leave. He was arrested days before Christmas. Because we do not know anyone in Rhode Island and do not have any experience with lawyers or courts there, we were in a total panic. To ease our concerns, John returned our call right away, discontinued his Christmas shopping and met with us right away on Christmas Eve. John’s experience with the military and total understanding of the potential consequences to our son following his recent arrest and criminal charge was a blessing. John literally worked magic for our family by successfully having the case and charge against our son dismissed on the day of arraignment. The case has since been sealed from public record. Because of John’s efforts, our son will go on to graduate the Air Force Academy, commission as an Air Force Officer and attend fighter pilot school. We cannot thank and commend John Calcagni highly enough his dedication to and accomplishment for our family. We shall forever remain so grateful for this excellent lawyer! – AK, JK and Family.


I am comforted to know John will always be there for me and my family

As a professional woman, wife and mother, I never in a million years thought I need a criminal defense attorney. When the occasion presented itself, I frantically searched online for the best criminal defense attorney. We found Attorney John L. Calcagni III and decided to call him because of his extensive experience, excellent reviews and military background. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. John returned my call right away, explained the criminal justice process, agreed to take the case and rushed off to meet me at the courthouse. My husband had been arrested for firearm charges and initially held without bail on dangerousness grounds. John successfully represented him at a dangerousness hearing and secured his release. From there, John and his team have worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case. John is always working, day and night, weekdays and weekends and even on holidays. He is always accessible, if not in person, then by phone, text or email. His office staff is also super supportive. John explained all legal procedures in a very clear manner. He was excellent in responding to our questions and I certainly appreciate his no-bullshit attitude. I am very thankful to have met John his team. They ultimately resolved my husband’s case on the day of trial in manner that involved no jail and no criminal conviction. If ever you find yourself unexpectedly in need of a criminal defense lawyer, call John! While I hope to never require his services again, I am comforted to know John will always be there for me and my family – SD.


Attorney Calcagni and his staff go the extra mile to make sure you feel welcomed and to ensure they obtain the best possible result on each client’s behalf

I was referred to Attorney John L. Calcagni III at an all-time low in my life and when no one else seemed like they could possibly help. My family and I consulted with him and decided to hire him immediately. John is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will travel anywhere to defend his clients. Attorney Calcagni and his staff go the extra mile to make sure you feel welcomed and to ensure they obtain the best possible result on each client’s behalf. John has a strong set of principles and a lot of experience from his time as an Army JAG Lawyer. He uses this experience to obtain the impossible in the courtroom. I was charged with Kidnapping and other serious offenses. John got my entire case dismissed. I would urge anyone who is facing a criminal charge to kindly consider hiring Attorney John L. Calcagni III – RR.


I could not be more pleased with the Attorney John L. Calcagni III taking on the stress and burden of my case and finally putting it to rest

After serving a total 20 years in the United States Army with four to go to become eligible for an active duty retirement, I faced administrative separation due to failing a urinalysis for benzodiazepine. The Army challenging the validity of my prescription, which I believed was a defense to a positive urinalysis. This issue dragged on for 2.5 years until I hired the Law Offices of John L. Calcagni III, Inc.  I was referred to Attorney Calcagni by an Officer in my unit who recommended him to me after having his own positive experience with John.   During my initial consultation with John, I immediately felt relief and security from the stress and agony experienced over the years.  John’s wide spectrum of knowledge on various topics became apparent to me in our first five minutes of conversation. That very day, he emailed me a homework list of what I needed to gather and we began preparing my defense in support of my request for retention.  John’s professionalism won me over as well.   Every email, text or phone call I made was returned immediately.  John returned my calls in between his court appearances, after work hours and even on weekends. His dedication to my case again was very assuring. I felt things were going to be ok from the time we agreed to work together.  John ended up writing a memorandum to my Command in the hopes of terminating my separation action without the need for a board.   Success in this regard was necessary for me to keep my full-time military employment.  John’s finished product was incredible.  As a result of his efforts, not only was I able to keep my full-time employment, by my entire separation case was dropped and thrown out.  All flags were removed and I reenlisted. I could not be more pleased with the Attorney John L. Calcagni III taking on the stress and burden of my case and finally putting it to rest. I fully support Attorney Calcagni and his team.  Without doubt, I would hire John again if needed and will be sure to recommend him to others. – SSG LC


Attorney John Calcagni came through for us and will for you too

Facing the possible denial of continued active duty service under the Army’s Quality Management Program for failing a PT test after a 16-year career; I was nervous and worried about my and my family’s future. After some research, I came across Attorney John L. Calcagni III.  After speaking with John, I knew he was the right fit for me.  His honesty, frankness and no nonsense approach to my case gave me more confidence than any other attorney with whom I spoke.  John was direct and confident on our first call and provided me with the information and tools necessary to draft a strong rebuttal.  Ultimately, because of his efforts, I was retained in the Army and will be allowed to continue my career until retirement.  I highly recommend John to other service members seeking to hire civilian counsel.  I believe that without John’s guidance, I would not have had a positive outcome of my QMP Board.  Knowing I will be able to continue with my career and have stability for my family is a great weight off my shoulders.  I am forever grateful. – SFC JB


God Sent! I don’t know what I would have done without the help of the Attorney John L. Calcagni III and his law office.

After receiving notice under the Army QMP, I elected to submit a rebuttal in support of my request for retention.    I hired John to help my overcome this hurdle. There is no way I would have produced such a polished finished product that covered all the necessary information in such a short timeframe on my own.  The task was overwhelming and emotional for me and I honestly did not know where to start.   Attorney Calcagni relieved a huge portion of that emotional burden for me and helped me save my 16-year military career.  I cannot begin to measure the immense gratitude I have for his compassionate assistance throughout my ordeal and the exceptional results he obtained, allowing me to continue to serve my country and provide for my family.  – SSG VC


If anyone needs legal counsel I would, without reservation, I recommend John Calcagni

My son recently faced involuntary disenrollment from U.S. Army ROTC. After reading about Attorney John Calcagni online, I personally felt we were out of our league on our own and needed help. He is extremely experienced, educated in many areas, and has represented cases from military disenrollment to human trafficking. His website and resume of experience is overwhelming. After a lengthy phone conversation with John Calcagni, I felt completely different. He spoke with concern and provided insight. I knew that he was the legal representation my family was seeking. In a personal setting, John is a compassionate person and there is no intimidation. He is easy to converse with and provides solid counsel. I wanted to witness the process and John arranged for my presence at my son’s disenrollment hearing. I was impressed with my son’s presentation. I knew we did well in hiring John to counsel our son. John prepared our son in all possible lines of questioning that could arise in the disenrollment hearing. John Calcagni’s knowledge of military law and procedures is impressive. John is in his element in a legal setting – he knows what to say and how to say it – he is passionate yet calm and concise. If anyone needs legal counsel I would, without reservation, I recommend John Calcagni.


John pulled through for my son and our family by helping to keep my son’s dreams and future alive

When my son first informed me that his Professor of Military Science (PMS) was processing disenrollment papers for him and that he was completely caught off guard by her decision, I knew right away he needed legal representation. He had already completed 3-1/2 years of college and Army ROTC. His goal to graduate as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army was only six months away. The PMS was preparing to disenrollment him for not graduating on time in accordance with his contractual date. He failed a class and needed another semester to complete it in order to graduate. My son changed his academic major and the Army approved the change, but did not grant him the additional time needed to complete college. Knowing my son, the grades he earned, and how much he wanted to become an Officer, I researched legal counsel and after researching and speaking with several attorneys, I found Attorney John L. Calcagni III.

Our family lives on the West coast and John resides on the East coast, but I knew I had to call him. I first spoke with someone on his staff. She was informative, supportive, and gathered a lot of information from me. This was my first indication this his team was the one we needed. John called us the next day and we had a three-way telephone conversation with my son. John gave his background, explained military disenrollment and a potential strategy going forward. There is nothing to unmask about John. He is forthright in his guidance to you and assistance to achieve the best outcome. If you are a Cadet or hold any position in the military and you find yourself in a legal situation and feel there is no way out, I recommend that you call John Calcagni. He will be there for you from beginning to end. You will not feel alone. John will do everything to make sure justice is done in your case and tell your side of the story. John pulled through for my son and our family by helping to keep my son’s dreams and future alive. I will always be grateful that I followed through and called John Calcagni and encourage others to do the same.