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Not Guilty Verdict - Assault Case

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 all counts.

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 Peekskill.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime call us today (914) 946-4808.

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