Man arrested in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and charged in the Taunton District Court in Bristol County for:
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in violation of M.G.L. c. 90, § 24 (2)(a)
- Marked Lanes Violation in violation of M.G.L. c. 89, § 4A
- Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in violation of M.G.L. c. 90, § 10
- Leaving the Scene of Property Damage in violation of M.G.L. c. 90, § 24 (2)(a)
A Rehoboth Police Officer observed a vehicle that had crashed into and was sitting on top of a guard rail. He exited his cruiser to check if anyone was injured in or around the vehicle, but did not observe any people on the scene. He observed significant damage to both the guard rail and vehicle. A second officer arrived, checked further down the street, and noticed a minivan with the engine running pulled off to the side. The driver of the minivan informed the officer that she was in there to pick up the party who was involved in the crash. A tow truck arrived on the scene, at which time a man emerged from a wooded area covered in grass as if he had been laying down. The man identified himself and revealed he did not have a license. Police ultimately charged him in Taunton District Court with (1) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; (2) Marked Lanes Violation; (3) Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and, (4) Leaving the Scene of Property Damage. The man, who was not a United States Citizen, faced possible deportation because of these charges. He also had an open case in Fall River District Court for Operating under the Influence (OUI) of Liquor, 2nd Offense and other driving offenses, and had previously been charged with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle on two prior occasions. The man smartly hired Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, and his team to defend this new case.
Continuation Without a Finding for 3 Months. At arraignment, the Commonwealth moved to revoke the man’s bail on his OUI case for ninety (90) days. However, Attorney Calcagni and his team successfully persuaded the judge to deny the Commonwealth’s motion and release the man on personal recognizance. Following pretrial negotiations with the Commonwealth, Attorney Calcagni and his team successfully negotiated an immigration friendly disposition of this matter, which provided for a continuation without a finding (CWOF) for three months on the negligent operation charge, and all other charges were dismissed.