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Press Release - Sentencing of Briana Katzenstein

Release Date: April 05, 2019

April 5, 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Briana Katzenstein, who appeared before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 5, 2019.
     Katzenstein, age 29 of Newton, was sentenced to 2 years of probation with credit for time previously served in custody.  She was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and following any and all recommendations made from same, complete 40 hours of community service work, successfully complete an approved anger management program and pay fines and fees totaling $280.00.
     She pled guilty on December 17, 2018, to Resisting Arrest, a third degree crime, and Attempted Aggravated Assault, a fourth degree crime.
     The defendant attempted to cause injury to Patrolman Anthony Keiling of the Newton Police Department and used physical force against Patrolman Keiling to prevent arrest. 
     Katzenstein was represented by Steven Insley, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.