ASSAULT CRIMINAL CHARGES DISMISSED
Client was not the attacker but the real victim
Recently, the criminal defense lawyers of our firm secured a dismissal
of an Assault in the Third Degree criminal charge that was pending against
our client in the Town of Pelham Justice Court.
While our client had been charged with assaulting and causing substantial
injuries to another individual after a brief verbal dispute, the reality
was that the client had been the victim and acted solely in self defense.
However, in the face of alleged eye witnesses who told the police that
the client was the attacker, and who also happened to be friends of the
attacker, our client was arrested and charged with Assault in the Third
Degree, a class "A" misdemeanor crime. If convicted of
Assault in the Third Degree, a person faces up to one year in jail or three years probation. Such
a conviction and sentence would have been devastating to our client who
was an accomplished professional and business owner in Westchester County.
The criminal defense lawyers of our firm quickly and aggressively pursued
vindication for our client and were ultimately successful in convincing
the Westchester County prosecutor that our client was the victim and not
the aggressor. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to a dismissal of the
Assault in the Third Degree criminal charges.
Unfortunately, in assault cases involving self defense, it is not uncommon
for a victim to be arrested and charged with Assault. This could be the
result of faulty or biased eye witnesses (such as friends of the attacker
trying to protect the attacker) or because of an incomplete or poor police
In situations such as these, it not only necessary, but extremely vital
for an individual erroneously charged with Assault to retain an aggressive
and thorough Westchester County criminal defense lawyer to protect their
rights and interests. As a continuing commitment to our clients we offer
free consultations. If you have been charged with Assault in the Third
Degree or any other crime, please call us at (914) 840-5104 or contact
us online at rpslawyers.com.