Attempted Murder/Battered Woman/Self Defense - New York County
A client, a woman, was charge with the attempted murder of her boyfriend after she was alleged to have stabbed him. As Sullivan & Brill, LLP investigated the case; it became clear that the client had been physically assaulted on previous occasions by the complaining witness. Also, the complaining witness had routinely mentally and emotionally abused the client causing her to live in fear for her safety. It was learned that the complaining witness would stalk the client as well. After a thorough investigation was conducted by Sullivan & Brill, LLP, they were able to uncover a letter that was written by the complaining witness where he wrote that the stabbing incident never occurred. Once Sullivan & Brill, LLP exchanged this letter with the New York County District Attorney, the client's case was completely dismissed and sealed.