Not Guilty Verdict - Westchester County Assault Case
At Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP our Westchester County
criminal defense attorneys fight for our clients to always get the best possible results. Sometimes
that result is a dismissal, plea bargain or a not guilty verdict after
trial. Recently, the firm obtained a not guilty verdict after a jury trial in
the Westchester County Court.
Our client had been charged in a domestic violence case with
assault in the third degree a misdemeanor in New York State. The case orginated in New Rochelle City
Court and our client was looking for a
New Rochelle criminal defense lawyer. From the beginning the firm arranged for our clients release from jail
and appeared by our client’s side at each and every Court appearance
in New Rochelle and after the case had been transferred to the Integrated
Domestic Violence (IDV) Court in White Plains.
Through extensive plea bargain negotiations with the Westchester County
District Attorney’s Office we were able to obtain a reduction plea
offer from the crime of assault to the non-criminal offense of harassment.
Our client rejected the plea bargain offer. We stressed to the judge our
client was innocent and the matter proceeded to a jury trial.
The allegations were that our client had hit his wife in the head with
a headboard while she was sleeping resulting in a concussion, partial
blindness and headaches. At trial the defense included that there was
no objective evidence of a concussion or any injury and that the wife
was motivated to lie as she had applied for a domestic violence green
using this incident to push through her citizenship application.
The jury deliberated for over a day and reached a not guilty verdict on
The criminal defense lawyers at Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP always
fight for each client turning over every stone in our investigation and
exploring every option to have all criminal charges dismissed. Sometimes
criminal cases have to go to trial and when they do you need to have an
experienced litigator by your side.
If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in New Rochelle or a criminal
lawyer in Westchester County to protect your rights call the criminal
defense lawyers at Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP. Our criminal defense
lawyers are former prosecutors and published authors in the areas of general
criminal defense, DWI Defense and the defense of drug arrests. We literally
wrote the book on criminal defense!
We offer a free initial consultation and have two offices in Westchester
County. Our main office is located in
White Plains and our Northern Westchester office is located in downtown
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime call us today (914) 946-4808.