Spotlight: Massachusetts Law, Calcagni Law

criminal defenseIf you need a lawyer for anything from drug use to military justice, you need a competent criminal defense attorney. Look no further than Attorney John L. Calcagni III. A former military prosecutor in the U.S. Army, he is well-versed in both civilian and military litigation. He has prosecuted hundreds of crimes. As a federal prosecutor, he can use his extensive trial and civil litigation experiences to benefit you.

While other attorneys simply work with you in the courtroom, Calcagni works with you to make sure you fully understand the charges and implications of pleas. His litigation is focused on getting you what you deserve at any capacity, and his expansive knowledge of multiple legal systems is nothing short of beneficial to you.

Massachusetts Criminal Defense

Navigating state laws can be complex, but Calcagni makes it easy. There are trial courts with disputes that climax in a defendant’s guilt or innocence, and there are appellate courts which review these judgments. Massachusetts has 14 Superior Courts and 65 District Courts. These are divided up based on counties, as criminal cases are typically prosecuted in the county the crime was committed.

In Massachusetts, District Court juries have six people, but you can decide whether you’d rather a jury or judge alone try your case. The only time the Superior Court will try a defendant is if said defendant is indicted. If, after discussing with your attorney, you feel it’s appropriate to appeal a case, there are one of two appeals courts your case can go to. There is the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and the Supreme Judicial Court, both of which are located in the capital.

Federal Criminal Defense

Even if you live in Massachusetts, trying to get an attorney experienced in state law is not enough for federal issues. Calcagni is familiar and competent in defending those on trial for federal crimes.

The biggest difference between federal and state courts is resources. Federal courts usually have attorneys with better academics and experience. This is due in part because federal prosecutors are interstate and require more complex criminal defense.

Because of the intensity of these cases, you should always have an attorney present when approached by a federal investigator. If not, you could risk self-incrimination. The attorney is not there to lie for you, rather understand why the government is investigating you and help you provide answers in a way that protects you.

Calcagni doesn’t leave you in the dark with any of these processes, either. He helps you decide when the best moments to speak are in an interrogation and when to “plead the fifth.” He also works with prosecutors to offer plea deals that work in your favor. For example, he may recommend in an interrogation that investigators exchange immunity for your cooperation.

Because federal cases require so much in-depth analysis and critical thinking, prices can be sky high. As such, you should not be paying for a local lawyer with adequate experience. You can get someone proficient and well-versed in federal criminal defense — Attorney Calcagni.


Military Criminal Defense

Attorney Calcagni, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, is well-versed in the prosecution of military criminal cases. From ROTC disenrollment to administrative separation actions, Calcagni has experience with the unique processes associated with military trials.

When considering options for your attorney, you’ll want to find someone who understands and has participated in the multiple facets of military justice. Calcagni has dealt with the procedures, policies, and customs in the military system. Accordingly, he can provide the best legal representation of any civilian attorney.

The differentiation between the civilian justice and military justice systems are important to note, as they have little in common. Military justice uses the Uniform Code, which has an entirely separate set of procedures and conduct for trial. If the attorney you have chosen does not have experience as a former JAG attorney, they will not be able to achieve a feasible judgment for you. The reason is there is so much information to navigate through in the military justice system. When your attorney has to take the time to simply understand the processes, it will take away from the time that your attorney could be spending building you a competent criminal defense.

Attorney Calcagni has a long resume of successful trials, state, federal and military. With years of experience and hundreds of cases, his thorough knowledge of the justice systems will lead to the most comprehensive, efficient defense for you.

Posted on March 7, 2017 in Local Spotlight

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