Military & Criminal Defense Attorney - John L. Calcagni

Representing clients in RI, MA, CT, NY, and FL

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney

Free consultations offered in our offices, your home or detention facility. Call me at (401) 351-5100
Criminal Defense Lawyer

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial for Federal and State Crimes. We are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Florida. You can call me 24x7 for a FREE consultation.

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Rhode Island Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

When you need the assistance of a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, it is highly advisable that you hire someone who has extensive experience within the federal system. This fact would be important no matter what kind of lawyer you needed to hire. However, there are certain areas of the practice of law that require more experience and exposure than others, and Federal Criminal Defense is one of them.

RI Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Military Criminal Defense

Military Criminal Defense Attorney

As a former prosecutor with the US Army JAG Corps and the US Attorney's Office, Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of military criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial in Military Court for all types of crimes.

Military Criminal Defense Lawyer
Motor Vehicle Offenses

Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Offense Attorney

The law provides a general laundry of Motor Vehicle Offenses of which you must be wary.A Motor Vehicle Offense may be characterized as a traffic violation, misdemeanor or felony offense. Motor Vehicle Offenses, depending on type and severity, may have consequences ranging from license restrictions, fines and even jail. Such offenses may also impact your privilege to operate a vehicle or possess a driver’s license. I will provide you with the best defense possible. Call me to discuss the details of your criminal charges.

RI Motor Vehicle Offenses

About Our RI Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our firm provides personalized, experienced, and successful representation for clients in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney to represent them in matters before the Rhode Island Federal Court and Massachusetts Federal and District Courts. Our practice focuses on Criminal Defense for Misdemeanors and Felonies, Military Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, and Violent Crime matters. We are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Florida.

As a former prosecutor with the US Army JAG Corps and a Special Assistant US Attorney, Attorney Calcagni is well versed in the prosecution and defense of all types of criminal cases. This experience is invaluable in his ability to defend accused individuals on trial for Federal and State Crimes. As a Military Defense Lawyer, Attorney Calcagni is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as the state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Florida.

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Areas of Practice

Rhode Island Criminal Defense


Federal Courts of Rhode Island


Federal Criminal Defense

  • Narcotics Offenses
  • Conspiracies
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Sex Related Offenses
  • Child Pornography Offenses
  • Organized Crime
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Public Corruption
  • RICO Charges
  • Tax Fraud
  • Appeals

    Grand Jury Witness Representation


    Military Criminal Defense

  • Courts-Martial Defense
  • Administrative Separation Actions
  • Criminal and Administrative Appeals
  • Articles 15
  • Memoranda of Reprimands
  • Board of Corrections of Military Records (BCMR) Petitions
  • ROTC Disenrollment Hearings
  • Article 32 Pretrial Investigations
  • Post-Trial Clemency Petitions

    Personal Injury

  • Medical and Dental Negligence
  • Pharmaceutical Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites




    Learn About Our Recent Case Results

    Assault Charge Against Alleged Serial Rapist: Dismissed

    A male exotic dancer was accused in a neighboring state with several instances of rape. These allegations, half of which have been dismissed and the other half of which are pending trial, were covered extensively by the media. The day after the media aired its report, a female neighbor of the male dancer went to...

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    Habitual Traffic Offender Charged With Operating On Suspended Or Expired License: Dismissed

    Police stopped a motorist for a routine traffic infraction. At the time of the stop, the motorist advised the arresting officer that he did not have a valid license. The man was charged and placed under arrest for Operating on a Suspended or Expired License. This was not the motorist’s first offense. In fact, he...

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    Two Sisters Charged with Shoplifting on Military Base: Dismissed

    Two sisters were charged with Shoplifting various items from a store on a military installation. One sister was a military service member. The other sister was a civilian, but married to a service member. The second sister was also a foreign national with a pending application for naturalized U.S. Citizenship based upon her marriage to...

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    Army Officer Retained After Initiation of Elimination Proceedings

    An Army Officer deployed to Afghanistan was disciplined for alleged misconduct of threatening to stab a Non commissioned Officer and disrespecting the Command in the presence of junior Soldiers. He was then involuntarily removed from his position and redeployed home. Upon arrival, the Officer received a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) for his misconduct...

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    Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Dismissed

    A police detective in an unmarked car observed a two-door BMW sports coupe break traction by screeching its tires and taking off at a very high rate of speed. The driver nearly lost control of the vehicle due to the rapid acceleration. The driver regained control and ultimately accelerated to a speed of more than...

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    Federal Larceny or Theft of Government Property

    Report: A woman was charged with committing Larceny of Theft of U.S. government property on a military installation. The woman, a spouse of an active duty military service member, was observed committing the theft from a local post exchange. Loss prevention agents working in the exchange observed the woman via closed circuit television of the...

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    ROTC Disenrollment on Grounds of Failing to Disclose Disqualifying Medical Condition

    Report: A Cadet in the U.S. Army ROTC Program faced disenrollment based on an allegation that she failed to disclose a learning disability, which the Army views as a disqualifying medical condition. Though the Army ultimately concluded the Cadet suffered from a disqualifying condition, it ordered her disenrollment from ROTC, but without any military service...

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    Child Sex Assault Investigation

    Police Report: A father was recently accused of sexually assaulting his 4 year-old daughter. The allegations stemmed from alleged reports by the little girl to her mother that her father touched her vagina with his mouth and penis. The father and mother were not married. The two shared a romantic relationship years ago while in...

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    Army Officer Charged with Sexual Misconduct Involving Female ROTC Cadets

    Report: An Army Officer assigned to U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion at a reputable college was accused of engaging in sexual relations with multiple female cadets under his charge and supervision. He was specifically charged with both Fraternization for having sex with three cadets and Conduct Unbecoming An...

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    Rape and Indecent Assault and Battery

    Police Report: A female accused a male stripper of raping her during a consensual lap dance. The man was charged solely based on the woman’s allegations. He was arraigned and released on $15,000 cash bail. The male retained Attorney John L. Calcagni III to represent him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni initiated an investigation of...

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    General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR)

    Report: A U.S. Army Recruiter received a GOMOR for allegedly sexually assaulting the wife of a fellow recruiter. The allegations were that he touched the female against her will on her breasts and buttocks while pleading with her to have sex. There were no independent witnesses to this incident. The event was also believed to...

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    Two Sets of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Charges

    Police Report: A motorist was charged with both OUI and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle on two separate occasions within a few months of each other. The incidents occurred in different towns, but in the same state and county. In each case, the motorist was stopped by police for a traffic infraction. He then...

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    December 2013 - Heroin and Other Narcotics Trafficker

    Police Report: Heroin and Other Narcotics Trafficker: Probation for 24 Months. The Commonwealth indicted a known drug trafficker with charges of Heroin Trafficking; Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. These charges stemmed from discovery of illegal narcotics and drug trafficking paraphernalia in the man’s apartment upon execution of...

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    December 2013 - General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Report: A Field Grade Officer received a GOMOR for engaging in sexually harassing behavior by using inappropriate language and quid pro quo behavior in the work place. The Officer served as an Officer Manager for a military healthcare facility. The GOMOR specifically accused him of using sexually explicit jokes, text messages and photos with military...

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    November 2013 - Operating Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle

    Police Report: Police charged a motorist with operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle. The charges apparently followed a random registration check performed by a patrol officer. The motorist in this case was not even stopped by police. Instead, the officer who confirmed the vehicle was not registered or insured sent a court summons to...

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    Client Testimonials

    “Your search begins and stops with John Calcagni.”

    July 15, 2014

    Testimonial: I write this with great pleasure. I unfortunately found myself in a bad situation and the legal system began railroading me into an even worse position. I was beside myself and extremely confused. That’s where John came in. He started out by making sure I understood the process, what happened, and how we were...

    “It was by far the best decision to have him represent me.”

    July 15, 2014

    Testimonial: I recently hired attorney John L. Calcagni III to represent me as an alleged repeat offender for driving with a suspended license. It was by far the best decision to have him represent me. He walked me through the entire process and kept me informed each step along the way. He also encouraged and...

    “He is the kind of lawyer who you can trust, who really cares about his client, and who takes your case seriously.”

    July 15, 2014

    Testimonial by Sister One: John L. Calcagni III is an excellent lawyer. He kept his word to me from the very beginning to be honest, work hard, keep in touch, and get my case dismissed. John did everything he said he would and more. He always replied very quickly to my email, phone messages and...

    John Handled My Case As If I were Family

    June 25, 2014

    “My experience with John Calcagni was phenomenal, He made me feel at ease in the courtroom and all throughout my case. John knew exactly how to handle the case from day one by outlining a successful defense strategy at our first meeting. Communication with him was instant. He always returned my calls, texts and emails...

    Calcagni Brings Much More To The Table Than Any Other Attorney

    June 25, 2014

    “I’m an active duty Army Officer who recently faced a number of issues from an abrasive chain of command while deployed that resulted in a GOMOR and the initiation of elimination or administrative separation proceedings. This was the first negative issue ever experienced in my overall military career. I knew if the GOMOR was filed...

    John saved my future and career

    May 20, 2014

    John L. Calcagni III Reviewed by “Mrs. N” My experience with my lawyer, John Calcagni, and his office were extraordinary. There is not a better word, or words, to describe it! From my initial consultation until my court date, there was full and consistent communication with him to include in-person, by phone, email and text...