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I am a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Rhode Island.  I handle all types of criminal cases, including, DUI, domestic violence cases, drug case, sex cases just to name a view. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Attorney Michael J. Zarrella Posts 3rd Not Guilty Jury Verdict of 2012

The Law Offices of Michael J. Zarrella is proud to announce Attorney Zarrella's third not-guilty jury verdict of 2012.


November 7, 2012 Attorney Michael Zarrella announces a NOT GUILTY verdict secured on behalf of a client facing breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny and felony conspiracy charges. 
CHARGES:
(1) Breaking and Entering
(2) Conspiracy to Break and Enter
POLICE REPORT: The Client was accused of Breaking and Entering a business and committing larceny.  The Client's ex-girlfriend accused the Client of stealing her pass code to the business and then breaking into the business and committing said larceny of cash.  The case proceeded to a jury trial in the Providence Superior Court beginning on November 5, 2012.  Jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY after the conclusion of the trial.  This is Attorney Zarrella's THIRD  NOT GUILTY VERDICT of 2012.


 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Attorney Michael Zarrella Announces Recent Superior Court Trial Victory

Attorney Michael Zarrella Announces a NOT GUILTY Verdict Secured on Behalf of a Client Facing Felony Larceny and Domestic Violence Charges
Attorney Michael Zarrella announces a NOT GUILTY verdict secured on behalf of a client facing felony larceny, domestic assault and battery, and domestic disorderly conduct charges.

CHARGES:
(1) Felony Larceny (Over $500)
(2) Domestic Assault and Battery
(3) Domestic Disorderly Conduct
POLICE REPORT: The complaining witness called a local police department alleging that the Client had assaulted her. The complaining witness told the police that during an argument in her condo the Client had pushed her over, punched her in the face, and put both his hands around her neck choking her. The complaining witness told the police to break free she was forced to bite the Client's finger and the Client released her. At this time, she told the police that the Client went upstairs and began packing his belongings and allegedly stole her diamond engagement ring that the Client had purchased for her. The Client then fled the residence and was later arrested by the police and charged with felony larceny (over $500), domestic assault and batter, and domestic disorderly conduct. The case proceeded to trial in the Providence Superior Court beginning on June 4th, 2012.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Attorney Michael Zarrella Announces Recent Superior Court Trial Victories




Charge: First Degree Robbery
Washington County, Superior Court
Charlestown police were dispatched to a liquor store where an alleged robbery had just taken place outside of the store. The police officers responded to the scene and the surrounding area to look for a vehicle fleeing from the scene.  Police spoke to the complaining witness who told them that the Defendant had confronted him outside of the store, began to beat him with a police baton and stole his beer.  Defendant was arrested at his residence and  charged by the Charlestown Police Department with First Degree Robbery .  At trial and after the Defense's cross-examination of the State's witnesses, the charges where reduced from the charge of First Degree Robbery to Disorderly Conduct.  The Defendant received a Filing.
Result: Disorderly Conduct, Filing 2/29/12


Charge: Assault With a Deadly Weapon to wit, Golf Club
Newport County, Superior Court
Newport Police were dispatched to a house for report of an assault involving golf clubs.  Officers found the complaining witness on the street in front of the house.  Complaining witness reported that a group of men came to the house as a result of a dispute between himself and his girlfriend over money. Complaining witness stated that the Defendant was one of the men who came to the house and that the Defendant assaulted him with a golf club in the back. Complaining witness stated that the men left the house in their cars. Newport Police found a broken golf club on the street near the alleged assault.  Defendant was later arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, to wit, Golf Club.  After closing arguments at trial, the jury rendered a Not Guilty Verdict for the Defendant.
Result: Jury Verdict Not Guilty 3/7/12