Our Firm Successfully Obtains Modification of Client’s Sentence on Appeal

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In a recent Decision and Order from the Appellate Division, Third Department, our firm was successful in appealing his client's sentence of 75 days incarceration for contempt. At trial, the Family Court utilized an incorrect burden of proof to make its findings. Therefore, the client will not have to serve the remaining period of incarceration and a new precedent regarding burden of proof for similar cases been set in the Third Department as a result of the Decision.