Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Law Offices of Michael J. Zarrella is proud to announce Attorney Zarrella's third not-guilty jury verdict of 2012.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
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.
(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
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