White Plains, NY - A young man from Westchester County, NY walked out of the Westchester
County Criminal Court a free man after two counts of
felony Assault were dismissed.
The defendant, represented by
criminal defense attorney Stephen Riebling of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP, was charged with (1) Assault in the
First Degree and (2) Assault in the Second Degree arising from an alleged
altercation that took place in New Rochelle, NY. The defendant was accused
of stabbing the victim in the torso with a large folding knife, perforating
the small bowel and requiring emergency surgery.
Assault in the First Degree is classified as a B Felony under NY Penal
Law 120.10(1) and Assault in the Second Degree is a D Felony under section
120.05(2). Both are extremely serious charges with significant penalties,
including lengthy jail sentences.
The defendant, who stood with his defense attorney after court, was “extremely
pleased” with the dismissal and “thankful for the hard work
and services provided by Mr. Riebling.”