Accepting this offer requires pleading guilty to Disorderly Conduct which is a violation but not a crime. Given no record and no injuries I would fight for an ACD which results in dismissal. It is hard to say how long any case may take but I just got an ACD in Brooklyn on the same situation. It took 3 appearances and I had to fight to get it by going over the Assistant DA's head to the Bureau Chief.
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The defendant would be pleading guilty to Disorderly conduct, which is a violation and not crime. Therefore, it will not give him a criminal record. The sentence is 2 years order of protection and a fine. Without any more information i cannot tell you if that is the best possible plea for the defendant. Hire or at the very least consult with a private attorney regarding the case.
A disorderly conduct is a violation and not a crime. A violation is the lowest type of plea you can receive. Without more facts I cannot determine how long it will take for the case to finish. You should conult with a criminal defense attorney.
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Yes, to a violation of Disorderly Conduct with a 2 year order of protection. A reduction could only be to a dismissal, really, perhaps in the form of an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal.
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What's seems to have happened here is the DA has agreed to dismiss the criminal charge if the defendant agrees to plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct (a violation of law, not a crime) and abide by a 2 year order of protection and pay the $120 court fee. This is a generally good deal since it involves no criminal conviction and no anger management/community service/etc. However, it may be possible to get a deal that's even better, like an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. That would depend on the facts of the case and the skills of the defense attorney. Hire a good one.
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