Stephen Riebling successfully represented his client at trial in the City
Court of White Plains, New York in defense to the
misdemeanor crime of Menacing in the Third Degree.
In defending those criminal charges, criminal trial attorney Riebling focused
on demonstrating that his client did not engage in any actions which were
criminal under the law. All New York crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors
have specific elements which need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The crime of Menacing in the Third Degree states:
"A person is guilty of Menacing in the Third Degree when, by physical
menace, he or she intentionally places or attempts to place another person
in fear of death, imminent serious physical injury or physical injury."
(PL S 120.15.)
The single most important factor in defending his client in the White Plains,
New York Court was the lack of any "physical menace." In order
to satisfy the physical menace element of this crime, it must be alleged
that the defendant committed a physical act which, in and of itself, placed
another person in fear of imminent injury.Words or threats are not enough
to satisfy the requirement.A defendant may not be convicted of Menacing
without evidence of this important element.
At the time of trial, the case was successfully resolved in favor of Attorney
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime, misdemeanor or
felony and needs a
criminal defense lawyer in New York, please contact Stephen Riebling or any member of the firm for a free
consultation. The firm's
criminal defense lawyers regularly appear in the courts of Westchester, Bronx, Rockland,
Putman, Dutchess and Orange Counties.