Endangering the Welfare of a Child
ALL charges withdrawn by the District Attorney's Office
top criminal defense lawyers know that to successfully defend a
criminal case there must be a sound legal strategy to zealously represent the client
and keep pressure on the District Attorney's office. Recently, in
the Town of Fallsburgh, New York, the Westchester County Criminal Defense
attorneys from the law firm of
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP convinced the District Attorney's Office to withdraw three
class "A" misdemeanor charges pending against their client.
All the charges stemmed from a domestic dispute during a
custody battle in the New York State Family Court. The parties had an ongoing
custody dispute that resulted in our client's arrest on the criminal
Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Mischief. These are three
serious misdemeanor charges that can result in up to a year in jail on
each, three years of probation, CPS investigations, loss of professional
licenses and could be used against the accused (our client) in Family Court.
It was our legal strategy to quickly resolve the criminal matters as it
was clear to us and our client that the father filed criminal charges
against the mother to gain leverage in the custody litigation. Our client
had several professional licenses and could not risk a conviction for
any criminal offense.
After repeated conversations with the District Attorney's office, both
the criminal court lawyers and family court lawyers from our law office
were able to convince the District Attorney to withdraw all charges. This
opened the door for a more aggressive legal strategy in the custody litigation.
At the law office of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP our attorney's
main focus of practice includes the areas of
family law and
divorce. Our in depth knowledge of all three of these areas of law allows our
attorneys to effectively represent clients in every facet of these commonly
overlapping areas of law.
It is not unusual for a client to hire our office first with a family law
issues such as custody or a family offense petition and then find themselves
involved in a divorce action. Our goal is to always be prepared and anticipate
potential problems as our client's cases progress. In fact our client's
regularly request that we remain their attorneys after litigation is concluded
should they have additional questions or new legal problem with a former
spouse or parent of a child in common.
We are always available to speak with current clients and former clients
to help protect our clients during litigation or a complex parenting relationship
with the other party.
If you or a loved on has a legal issue in criminal law, divorce law or
family law hiring the right attorney is essential to your case. Call the
law office of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP for a
free legal consultation. After we speak, we are sure you will have a new found confidence in your
case and understand the legal process. We regularly make ourselves available
on nights and weekends as we know emergencies do not always happen between
9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Call today (914) 946-4808.