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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

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

OUI-Liquor, 3rd Offense: Not Guilty

October 16, 2018 Jury Trial: Quincy District Court

Charge: OUI - Liquor, 3rd Offense

Result: Not Guilty

OUI / Drunk Driving Case: Not Guilty

September 19, 2018 Jury Trial: Dedham District Court

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

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Not Guilty

OUI- Drugs, 2nd Offense: Dismissed — Negligent Operation: Not Guilty

June 19, 2018: Taunton District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Drugs, 2nd Offense; 2) Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

Result: 1) Dismissed; 2) Not Guilty

OUI- Liquor & Negligent Operation: Not Guilty

April 2, 2018 Jury Trial: Dedham District Court

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

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Dismissed

OUI- Liquor, 2nd Offense: Not Guilty

March 1, 2018 Jury Trial: Dedham District Court

Charge: 1) OUI - Liquor, 2nd Offense; 2) Resisting Arrest

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Guilty

OUI- Liquor: Not Guilty

September 7, 2017 Jury Trial: Attleboro District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Liquor, 1st Offense; 2) Negligent Operation

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Guilty

OUI- Drugs, 4th Offense: Not Guilty

May 8, 2017 Jury Trial: Taunton District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Drugs (marijuana), 4th offense; 2) Reckless Operation

Result: 1) Not Guilty; 2) Guilty

Summary: After receiving a 911 call from a civilian who reported following a car that was all over the road and struck a telephone pole, the police located the vehicle and observed it crossing the center line and nearly strike the curb. When the vehicle was pulled over, its two right tires ended up on the sidewalk. Police testified that the Defendant fell asleep three different times while speaking with them and admitted to smoking 5-6 joints only 30-45 minutes prior. Police testified that the Defendant had difficulty getting out of his vehicle and eventually fell back into his truck while speaking with them. The Government presented an expert witness who testified to the effects of marijuana. Attorney Riccio successfully argued that the Government failed to establish that the Defendant was under the influence of marijuana while he was driving. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on the charge of OUI- Drugs, 4th Offense, and a verdict of Guilty on the charge of Reckless Operation.

OUI / Drunk Driving Case: Not Guilty

March 7, 2017: Taunton District Court

Charges: 1) OUI - Liquor; 2) Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

Result: Not Guilty on both counts

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