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
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 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
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.
Areas of Practice
State Courts of Massachusetts
District and Superior Courts
Federal Courts of Rhode Island
Learn About Our Recent Case Results
Sex Offender Probation Violator: Continued On Existing Probation Terms
A registered sex offender living in Rhode Island under the Interstate Compact Act was accused of violating the terms of his probation. The basis of the violation was that he communicated with family members and friends via the internet and Facebook in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation. His probation, which originated...Read More
Possession of a Class B Substance (i.e. Molly Pill): Pretrial Probation in Contemplation of Dismissal
Undercover police conducting surveillance in the parking lot of a nightclub observed three people sitting in a parked vehicle. Police were surveying the area for narcotics or drug activity due to recent overdoses in the area and/or the club with a new pill-form illegal drug called “Molly.” Officers approached the car and shone a flashlight...Read More
Breaking and Entering: Dismissal Contemplated by Adult Court Disposition
A repeat offender was arrested for Breaking and Entering into a residential dwelling during the daytime. The allegation was the man entered a residential home when no one was home and stole a variety of personal belongings to include electronics and jewelry valued in the thousands of dollars. No one saw or heard the incident....Read More
Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 100 Kilograms or More of Marijuana: Sentence Imposed of 26 Months
A young man who lived along the border of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico was arrested and charged by federal authorities with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 100 Kilograms or More of Marijuana. The man was caught or recorded on tape during the course of a multi-state, federal wiretap investigation of a large...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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August 11, 2014
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...
August 11, 2014
I once needed a lawyer to defend me against a felony drug charge. I was originally assigned to a public defender or court-appointed lawyer, but felt he didn’t provide me or my case with the level of time and attention needed. Through my search for an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I was referred to Attorney...
August 11, 2014
John Calcagni III has been my attorney for almost two years now. I cannot not express in words or actions how satisfied I am with his services and legal representation. John has gone above and beyond in every way possible to help me resolve criminal cases in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has worked...
August 11, 2014
I was arrested by federal agents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for participating in a drug conspiracy that involved more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in Massachusetts. I was incarcerated in Arizona for one month before released on bail of $10,000.00. I was free on bail for 4 months until I was rearrested...
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...
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...