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Do you think this is a win for me?

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I was charged with aggravated harrassment in the second degree. My criminal defense lawyer negotiated with the prosecutor for a lesser charge. She ended up offering me something called a repleader and would downgrade the charge to second degree harrassment which is just a violation after one year, provided there are no new arrests.

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  1. It depends on what the facts were and how strong the case was and what your goals were. The harassment will not seal because it is a DV case so it will show up on a background check.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.

  2. If it keeps your record clean, doesn't force you to trial or to expend more legal fees, its a win.

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email -

  3. Are you a citizen? Here on a green card? Illegal? Those are important considerations.

    In general, you should rely on your attorney.

  4. There aren't enough facts to determine if this is a "win". It's not the best result that was legally permissible but it may be the best result that could be obtained without risking a trial. If you are happy with the result, then it is a win.

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