As 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the criminal charge against our client of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property could not be sustained and should be withdrawn by the District Attorney's office. This aggressive criminal defense strategy resulted in all criminal charges being withdrawn.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 misdemeanor charge.
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 Without one of the criminal elements the charge(s) should be withdrawn or dismissed.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 bail monies.
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 Proto, Sachs & Brown, 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.
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