criminal defense lawyers in Westchester county with offices in White Plains our law firm
goes to great lengths to protect our client's rights and challenges
the District Attorney's office to prove their case. As
former assistant district attorneys we know the most important legal strategy is to determine if the prosecution
can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution can
not meet their burden the case should be dismissed.
The Village of Pleasantville Justice Court
Recently in the Village of Pleasantville Court, our criminal defense team
successfully argued to the Westchester County District Attorney's
office that the criminal charge against our client of Criminal Possession
of Stolen Property could not be sustained and should be withdrawn by the
District Attorney's office. This aggressive criminal defense strategy
resulted in all criminal charges being withdrawn.
What is Criminal Possession of Stolen Property?
In the most general sense, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (CPSP)
is where a person knowingly possesses stolen property, with intent to
benefit himself/herself or a person other than the owner thereof or to
impede the recovery by an owner thereof.
Depending on the individual facts of the case this charge can be a
felony charge or a
How did our lawyers convince the DA to withdraw the charge?
Our client was charged with possessing stolen license plates. After a review
of the evidence and paperwork related to the charge our criminal defense
attorneys argued that the arrest was improper and the charge could not
be sustained. The primary reason was that the elements of the crime of
criminal possession of stolen property could not be met. Every crime in
New York State has very specific elements that need to be proven. Without
one of the criminal elements the charge(s) should be withdrawn or dismissed.
Our criminal defense lawyers were able to negotiate with the District Attorney's
office and present information to exonerate our client resulting in the
District Attorney agreeing to withdraw the charge. After the withdrawal,
the Pleasantville Court then sealed the file and returned out client's
As criminal defense lawyers we were happy to have such a positive result
for our client as a forced plea bargain or conviction would have had a
negative impact on our client's entire future including employment.
Needless to say our client was thrilled with the result.
The Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP – Criminal Lawyers Team
Our criminal defense attorneys practice in all the courts of Westchester,
Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland counties and the Bronx. We always return our
client's phone calls, answer our client's questions and make sure
our clients are involved in the process to assist in the defense.
If you or a loved on is charged with a crime, felony or misdemeanor, it
can be a very stressful time and you deserve the best possible criminal
defense and best criminal defense lawyers on your side. Our criminal defense
attorneys are aggressive, through and work hard to protect your rights.
Call our office for a
free case consultation.