Assault Case Resolved with Reduced Charges
Recently, a licensed securities industry executive was charged with assault after a fight with his girlfriend. Shortly after the charges were filed in New York County Criminal Court, he violated the order of protection that was issued upon his arrest and arraignment. Wanting to avoid the statutory and professional consequences that would stem from a conviction on either of those charges, and desperate to have the situation behind him, he reached out to a New York criminal defense attorney at Protass Law PLLC for help.
Harlan Protass immediately got to work on the client’s case, and was able to resolve it with a guilty plea to a charge of disorderly conduct – which is a violation, not a crime, under NY law. As such, neither the charge nor the conviction will impact on the client’s securities license and will be sealed entirely after a year.
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