My name is Michael J. Zarrella, Esq I have been a successful criminal defense attorney for sixteen years with a primary concentration in the area of DWI/DUI, felonies and misdemeanors. I have aggressively defended all varieties of criminal cases from minor traffic offenses to serious capital offenses. I started this blog to help keep people informed of the present state of criminal and DUI law in the State of Rhode Island.
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.