A husband called Callaghan & Callaghan after being charged with simple assault – domestic in Washington County. By working closely with client Callaghan & Callaghan devised a thoughtful alternative strategy to defend the client. Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys secured a dismissal of all charges. Client reunited with his wife, preserved employment, and all records of the arrest were expunged.

Last fall Callaghan & Callaghan defended a client in a simple assault trial in Washington County. Based on the police reports and apparent lack of reliable evidence Callaghan & Callaghan requested a trial. At trial the testimony and the presentation of evidence resulted in a not guilty finding for our client.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client recently was charged by a local police department with an alcohol related DUI charge. The reports showed that the client did not take the field sobriety tests. The town sought harsh sanctions despite an apparent lack of evidence. At trial the case was dismissed.

Through extensive pre-trial negotiation with the Attorney General we were able to secure a dismissal of a felony larceny charge for a client. By identify weaknesses in the case, as well as emphasizing our client’s clean criminal history we were able to secure a dismissal of all felony charges as pre-trial.

A disagreement between two parties resulted in criminal charges filed against our client. After pre-trial the matter was dismissed. Callaghan & Callaghan successfully argued that the town could not proceed with the case based on a constitutional issue.

In 2013 Callaghan & Callaghan secured dismissals across Rhode Island for clients charged by the North Kingstown Police, West Warwick Police, Warwick Police, East Greenwich Police, Providence Police, Newport Police, Middletown Police, South Kingstown Police, and Rhode Island State Police. Dismissals included:

  • Disorderly Conduct: Washington County matter dismissed at pre-trial. Callaghan & Callaghan successfully argued to the court that the conduct cited as disorderly did not meet the “fighting words” threshold.
  • Vandalism: A young woman was accused of damaging vehicles on an urban street late at night. Callaghan & Callaghan showed that their client could not have committed the offense based on contradictory witness statements and gaps in time.  Matter was dismissed and expunged.
  • Simple Assault: In Kent County, Callaghan & Callaghan helped a client win a dismissal of a criminal simple assault charge. Callaghan & Callaghan showed that the alleged victim and the suspect had a long standing relationship. The alleged victim’s story regarding the assault was not supported by the evidence. Case dismissed.
  • Driving Under the Influence: In Washington County, Callaghan & Callaghan helped a client win a dismissal of criminal driving under the influence charges due to issues with the traffic stop. Client avoided penalties on all alcohol related driving charges and the DUI case was expunged.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance: In Newport County, a felony criminal charge of possession of a controlled substance was dismissed. Callaghan & Callaghan showed that client was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was arrested without probable cause.

As a prosecutor with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, James M. Callaghan, secured a conviction in a brutal day time beating in Central Falls. The assault ultimately lead to the death of an innocent person walking home from his job at a local factory. After trial, the Defendant was sentenced to life in prison.  The official press release can be found here: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/13637

Callaghan & Callaghan recently secured a trial verdict for a client in the Washington County Superior Court. A dispute over the contractual terms of the purchase and sale of a business began in 2003. After the seller could not secure an agreement with the buyer, she sought out representation from Callaghan & Callaghan. In September of 2013, a Superior Court justice found in favor of Callaghan & Callaghan’s clients and awarded damages plus interest since July 2008.