Jury Acquits Client of First Degree Assault
Following a jury trial, a Grafton County jury acquitted Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC's client of charges of First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. If convicted, the client faced a possible sentence of 7 1/2 - 15 years in state prison.
Attorney Richard Samdperil, who represented the client, successfully argued to the jury that his client, who broke the jaw of the alleged victim, had acted in defense of a third person. The jury returned not guilty verdicts after deliberating for approximately 1 hour.