Case Results

Criminal Defense Cases

Commonwealth v. JF

  • Charge: Trafficking in Cocaine (+18/-36 grams)
  • Result: Nolle Prosequi (dismissed)
  • Wrentham District Court
  • May 7, 2018
  • Summary: The Defendant was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine after an investigation by the FBI and local police. The Defendant was able to avoid an indictment and the Commonwealth entered a Nolle Prosequi on the matter. The charge carried a minimum mandatory 2-year state prison sentence.

Commonwealth v. TC

  • Charge: Knowingly Being Present Where Heroin Kept
  • Result: Dismissed (Motion to Suppress allowed)
  • Attleboro District Court
  • April 24, 2018
  • Summary: Attorney Riccio filed a Motion to Suppress arguing the police conducted a warrantless entry and search of a residence without any legal justification. After an evidentiary hearing, the Judge found the warrantless entry and search of the residence were in violation of the 4th Amendment and Article 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. All evidence was suppressed and the case was subsequently dismissed.

Commonwealth v. WL (2 cases)

  • Charges: Indecent Assault & Battery (5 counts)
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Taunton District Court
  • April 13, 2018

Commonwealth v. MM

  • Charges: 1) Credit Card Fraud $250+; 2) Larceny $250+
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Quincy District Court
  • April 12, 2018
  • Summary: Attorney Riccio filed a Motion to Dismiss both counts which was allowed by the Judge.

Commonwealth v. WC

  • Charges: 1) Rape; 2) Witness Intimidation; 3) Sell/Deliver Alcohol to Minor
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Plymouth District Court
  • April 3, 2018

Commonwealth v. SA

  • Charges: 1) OUI- Liquor; 2) Negligent Operation
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Dedham District Court
  • April 2, 2018
  • Summary: The Defendant was arrested and charged with 1) OUI- Liquor and 2) Negligent Operation, after police responded to a report of a single-car accident. When the police arrived on scene, the Defendant told them he was driving down the street and struck the guardrail after trying to get around another car. The Defendant admitted to having 3 beers and the police located an empty bottle of Guinness in the center console cupholder. The charge of Negligent Operation was thrown out by the Judge at the close of evidence and the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on the OUI charge.

Commonwealth v. JS

  • Charge: OUI- Liquor, 2nd Offense
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Dedham District Court
  • March 1, 2018
  • Summary: The Defendant was pulled over after police observed him briefly cross over the center yellow line then overcorrect and cross the fog line at a curve in the road. Through cross-examination of the Commonwealth's witnesses, Attorney Riccio highlighted the fact the Defendant had no other issues driving which would indicate his ability to operate a motor vehicle safely was impaired. The Defendant was convicted of resisting arrest.

Commonwealth v. CR

  • Charge: Receiving Stolen Property + $250.00
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Attleboro District Court
  • February 14, 2018
  • Summary: The Defendant was alleged to have knowingly bought a stolen dirt bike. Through cross-examination of the Government's witnesses, Attorney Riccio was able to highlight the fact there was no evidence to show his client had any knowledge the bike was stolen, and a verdict of Not Guilty was returned.
Personal Injury Cases

2017

  • September 2017
    • Two-car accident: Settled for $230,000.00

2016

  • February 2016
    • Car v. Motorcycle accident: Settled for $72,500.00 (Attorney Riccio represented motorcyclist)

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