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Felony Assault & Battery Charges Dismissed

September 17, 2020: Attleboro District Court

Charges: 1) Assault & Battery on Family / Household Member; 2) Assault & Battery w/ Dangerous Weapon; 3) Witness Intimidation

Result: All charges dismissed.

No Criminal Charges

July 22, 2020: Wrentham District Court

Charges: 1) Indecent Exposure

Result: No Criminal Complaint issued after Clerk-Magistrate's Hearing.

No Criminal Complaint Issued: Violation of "No-Fix" Statute

June 18, 2020: Wrentham District Court

Charges: 1) OUI-Liquor; 2) Negligent Operation

Result: No Criminal Complaint issued after Clerk-Magistrate's Hearing due to violation of "No-Fix" statute.

Gun & Drug Charges Dismissed After Motion to Suppress Allowed

June 10, 2020: Taunton District Court

Charges: 1) Carrying Loaded Firearm Without License; 2) Possession of Large Capacity Firearm; 3) Possession of Ammunition Without FID Card; 4) Carrying Firearm Without License; 5) Receiving Stolen Property; 6) Carrying Firearm Without License; 7) Conspiracy; 8) Possession of Class D Drug With Intent to Distribute; and 9) Possession of Burglarious Instrument.

Result: Case Dismissed after Motion to Suppress Evidence allowed due to illegal K-9 search.

OUI- Liquor, 4th Offense: Not Guilty

January 8, 2020 Jury Trial: Fall River District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Liquor, 4th offense; 2) Negligent Operation

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Required Finding of Not Guilty

Sexual Assault Investigation: No Charges Filed

October 2019

Charges: Sexual Assault Investigation

Summary: Attorney Riccio was retained by the family of a juvenile being investigated for sexual assault after the police contacted the juvenile's mother requesting the juvenile come in for an interview. Attorney Riccio met with the juvenile the same day he was contacted by the family and immediately started investigating the allegation. During the course of the investigation, Attorney Riccio was in contact with the District Attorney's Office and detective leading the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, no criminal charges were filed.

Result: No charges filed.

OUI- Liquor: Not Guilty

September 25, 2019 Jury Trial: Wrentham District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Liquor

Summary: At approximately 1:45AM, Plainville Police responded to a 911 call for an erratic operator who was being followed by the civilian caller. The police responded to the scene and observed the operator of the suspect vehicle turning onto Rte. 152 near the Plainville / North Attleboro town line without its headlights on. At trial, the civilian testified that Attorney Riccio's client was tailgating him, then passed three cars and ran a red light at a four-way intersection. The officer testified that he could smell alcohol coming from the Defendant's vehicle as soon as he stepped out of his cruiser. The officer further testified that the Defendant admitted to having three drinks, was unsteady on his feet, and failed the Field Sobriety Tests. Attorney Riccio's client blew a .21% on the breathalyzer which was excluded from evidence at trial. After only 20 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.

Result: Not Guilty

Armed Robbery & Assault Case: No Jail Time

September 9, 2019: Norfolk County Superior Court

Charges: 1) Armed Robbery (x3); 2) Armed Assault in Dwelling (x3)

Summary: The Defendant was indicted on 3 counts of Armed Robbery and 3 Counts of Armed Assault in a Dwelling on a case originating out of Quincy District Court. Armed Assault in a Dwelling carries a minimum sentence of 10 years state prison and both charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. Attorney Riccio negotiated a plea deal where his client avoided prison time and was placed on probation.

Result: Probation

Malicious Destruction of Property Investigation: No Felony Charges

August 13, 2019: Boston Municipal Court - Roxbury Division

Charges: Malicious Destruction of Property +$1200 (x2)

Summary: Attorney Riccio represented the Defendant at a Clerk Magistrate's Hearing at BMC- Roxbury on two felony counts of Malicious Destruction of Property after the Harvard Police applied for a Criminal Complaint. At the conclusion of the Clerk's Hearing, the Clerk Magistrate's Office agreed not to issue the Complaint and Attorney Riccio's client avoided being charged with two felonies.

Result: No Criminal Complaint Issued

Open & Gross Lewdness and 2 Other Charges Dismissed

June 27, 2019: Attleboro District Court

Charges: 1) Open & Gross Lewdness; 2) Disturbing the Peace; 3) Disorderly Conduct

Result: All Charges Dismissed

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