Criminal Defense Attorneys - Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP
criminal defense attorneys in the Town of Patterson Justice Court, it is our goal to aggressively
defend each of our clients to protect their rights. Part of this process
involves a comprehensive investigation of all the facts surrounding a
criminal charge and an investigation of the strength of the prosecution's case.
Recently, a client of the firm was charged with Harassment in the Town
of Patterson. The allegations were that our client repeatedly followed,
approached a minor (he had several previous incidents with) and communicated
with him in a threating manner. The Town of Patterson Court, at the request
of the District Attorney, issued an Order of Protection.
Our law office immediately investigated the charge and determined from
a legally sufficiency stand point that the charge should be dismissed.
In fact, the charge should never have been brought by the State Police
and the District Attorney.
The District Attorney refused to withdraw the charge therefore our office
immediately filed a written motion to dismiss with the Patterson Court.
Our argument in the motion to dismiss was that the allegations as stated
in the criminal complaint did not rise to the level of a crime and the
District Attorney could not cure that defect. In the District Attorney's
response to our motions papers they attempted to amend the criminal charge
(cure the defect) but the judge agreed that even if you took all the facts
in the charge as true, the charge could not be sustained as amended or
The Judge dismissed the case and vacated all Orders of Protection, the
District Attorney had requested against our client.
Are you charged with a crime?
If you are facing criminal charges in the Town of Patterson or any other
Court call our law firm for a
free initial consultation.
Our main office is located in Westchester County, White Plains and we appear
in all courts in all surrounding counties.
You will see our approach first hand and we are confident that after speaking
with our criminal defense attorneys you will have a new sense of relief
and understanding of the criminal process and the defense strategy.
We can be reached by
e-mail or telephone. Call today for your free consultation. (914) 946-4808.