You must hire an attorney if you can afford one. The facts of the case must be fleshed out and you must be given good advice before making a decision on whether to go to trial.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
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Garden City, NY 11530
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YES! You must have an attorney who has time to explain what is going on , and who has the time to investigate your case and prepare you properly for trial. For whatever reason, it sounds like you are not getting that at this point. Don't wait any longer! Penny wise, pound foolish.
It sounds like you need a lawyer who will fight for you and keep you in the loop.
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Assault in the 3rd degree is a misdemeanor, and if this is a first offense, it is likely to be pleaded down. If you can afford a private attorney, you should hire one.
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 - Jgold@goldbenes.com
Things tend to move slow out in Central Islip; nevertheless, your matter should've been resolved by now. There are only 2 ways to dispose of this matter: trial or a plea deal. Most people who can afford to hire an attorney do so because they want to choose who will be their legal mouthpiece (rather than getting the luck of the draw with Legal Aid). I've been helping people in your exact situation for 22 years and often handle cases in Suffolk County.