Nothing at all wrong. In fact, quite common.
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There is nothing strange. Staten Island can afford to assign one prosecutor for the entire case. Seems to be domestic violence. Is that correct?
Nothing is wrong with her representation. She's a part of the prosecution. If she was a judge after knowing these facts and presiding over your case then there would be a problem. But no problem with what you described.
You are lucky to have one person going through the entire system as others may not act consistent to your attorney. Sometimes switching prosecutors may show the weaknesses in the case to a second fresh set of eyes, but this is rare. No misconduct here. Best of luck!
Talk to your attorney. It does happen that way in some counties.
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This is normal.
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This is totally normal. Some jurisdictions use "vertical prosecution" in which the same ADA handles the case from its inception (writes the case up in the early case assessment bureau) all the way until its conclusion (be it a trial or a plea bargain.) Other jurisdictions have different ADAs handle the case at the different phases. Regardless, there is nothing illegal about either method. In fact, one could argue, that it is beneficial to a defendant to have the same ADA handle the case from its inception. This ADA will be fully familiar with the facts of the case, and in a better position to identify if anything changes along the way.
There is nothing that prevents the same prosecutor from handling a case from arraignment through trial. If you believe the prosecutor is not being fair to you for a specific reason, you should ask your attorney to address that issue appropriately.