Alexei Schacht Wins Dismissal in Assault Case
Throughout his varying roles as a partner, associate, and sole practitioner of law in the New York City area, Alexei Schacht has won numerous trials in many court jurisdictions. Alexei Schacht has represented a wide range of defendants in such areas as civil litigation, serious crimes, and white collar crimes.
One such victory occurred with the dismissal of a case involving a man who allegedly ordered two people to attack his ex-girlfriend. The state had charged him with aggravated harassment, attempted coercion, and felony coercion.
The dismissal was the result of the victim’s retraction on the witness stand of statements she had made against the accused. The woman said that her retraction was her own decision and claimed protection under the Fifth Amendment, which states that individuals have the right to refrain from testifying against themselves in criminal cases.
The defense was prepared to reveal that the woman had a history of stalking and dealing drugs and had threatened the accused in an earlier case.