LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Conesus man has folded in the face of two trials on two separate indictments, and took a plea deal Monday morning for both sets of charges, regarding violating orders of protection against his girlfriend, with whom he has a daughter in common.
Adam Bucci, 28, pled guilty to Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, an E felony, in indictment number 2014-221, and Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, an A Misdemeanor, in the Second Degree in indictment 2014-158. Until Monday, Bucci was prepared to take his two cases to trial, represented by two different attorneys, Ray Scarrino for the felony indictment and Ann Connor for the Misdemeanor.
Scarrino indicated in court that part of Bucci’s motivation in taking this plea is that there is a high likelihood that he will be found guilty of Misdemeanor Criminal Contempt.
Bucci admitted to repeatedly calling and texting his girlfriend, who had filed multiple no-contact orders of protection against him in July 2013 and December 2013. Bucci had to be brought to Livingston County from Florida following his indictment for Criminal Contempt, when he allegedly tried to purchase a firearm there without a license.
As part of this plea, three other justice court matters with multiple counts, in which Bucci is represented by Scarrino, will be dismissed.
Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe is seeking 1 to 3 years in state prison for Bucci on the indictment 2014-221, and 1 year in Livingston County Jail, to be served concurrently, or included in, his prison sentence for indictment 2014-158. Bucci is also likely to be considered Shock camp eligible, so that he can reduce his time served by completing a military-style boot camp in prison.
Bucci is set to be sentenced on January 15.
PHOTO CAPTION: Adam Bucci mugshot. Photo Courtesy of LCSO.