Donna Aldea, head of appellate and post-conviction litigation at Barket Epstein, recently secured the reversal of a criminal conviction and dismissal of the indictment against our client from a unanimous Appellate Division, Second Department. The client, Sasha Masri, had been accused of assaulting the mayor of Saddle Rock, NY, at Village Hall after a heated public meeting. Mr. Masri had been acquitted of felony charges after trial, but was found guilty of Attempted Assault in the Third Degree and sentenced to probation. The Appellate Division decision vacated that conviction and dismissed the indictment in its entirety.
Click on the links below to read the court’s decision, and a news article reporting the story.