Family Law attorneys at Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP successfully had a Family
Offense Petition dismissed in the Westchester County Family Court - New
Rochelle. Family Offense petitions are brought by individuals who are
having or have had a family relationship or intimate relationship and
the allegations usually include threats, assault, stalking and/or harassment.
Our client was the Respondent in the family offenses case and had to defend
against allegations that she had threatened and harassed a former boyfriend.
Our client was adamant that the allegations were a lie and a ploy used
by her former boyfriend to gain leverage in a Violation of Probation case
where she had been the victim.
Since our lawyers are also criminal defense attorneys we understood her
arguments and our criminal defense experience helped us win her case in
Our legal strategy began with a review of the former boyfriend’s
Petition including his allegations followed by an interview of our client
and her witnesses. The trial strategy was to attack the truthfulness of
the former boyfriend’s statements and prove he had a motive to lie.
During cross examination the former boyfriend could not be specific with
any allegations and changed his testimony while under our cross examination.
Prior to our client testifying we met with our client to make sure she
was prepared for her testimony and the cross examination of the other
attorney. On the witness stand our client clearly denied the allegations
and further set forth the motive for the former boyfriend to lie. With
our help her testimony was focused and clear for the judge.
At the end of the trial the Judge made an immediate decision to dismiss
the former boyfriend’s family offense petition and vacate all pending
temporary orders of protection.
Our family court lawyers are experienced in handling all types of family
court cases from custody, child support, neglect, CPS and family offense
petitions. When a person exaggerates the truth in a petition or outright
lies it is important to have the best family law attorneys by your side
to fight the case.
Our family law attorneys are published authors and recognized for their
outstanding legal work in the New York State Family Courts. We offer a
free initial consultation to evaluate your case and how we can help.
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