Man charged in Dudley District Court, Worcester County, Massachusetts for:
- Assault and Battery on a Family / Household Member, in violation of M.G.L. c. 265, § 13M(a)
- Civil Rights Violation, in violation of M.G.L. c. 265, § 37
Police were dispatched to a private residence for a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman. When police spoke to the man, who had a lengthy criminal history of domestic violence, he got upset because he thought he was going to get arrested, got into a fighting stance, and moved as if he was going to lunge at police. Police immediately drew their tasers and placed the man under arrest. Upon speaking with the woman, she informed police that that she and her husband got into an argument, during which time he grabbed her, and threw her onto the floor and into a glass table. The man was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Family / Household Member and retained Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni III to represent him in his case.
Case Result: 18-Month Continuation Without a Finding (No Batterer’s Program).
During the pendency of his case, police were again dispatched to the man’s residence. This time, his neighbor called the police because he was yelling racial epithets at her. The man was ultimately charged with a Civil Rights Violation and retained Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni III to represent him in this case too. Following ongoing negotiations with the Commonwealth, Attorney Calcagni successfully negotiated a pretrial resolution of these cases with a continuation without a finding (CWOF) for 18 months. At the end of the CWOF period, providing the man remains out of trouble, both cases will be dismissed and thereafter, shall become eligible to be sealed from public record.