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Plea Negotiations and Possible Dispositions in New York State Criminal Cases

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Produced on December 19, 2017

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Course Information

Time 53m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Criminal

Course Description

The vast majority of criminal cases are resolved through plea bargaining. In order to be an effective advocate for your clients, it is important to have a thorough understanding of all possible dispositions that are available to your clients and how to effectively advocate for dispositions that resolve your clients’ cases in the best way possible.

This course, presented by experienced criminal defense attorney Gary M. Kaufman, offers an overview of possible dispositions and the plea limitations facing criminal defendants. Mr. Kaufman will then discuss effective strategies to persuade prosecutors and judges to allow your clients to resolve their cases in the best possible way.

This course is intended to be helpful to any attorney who represents, or seeks to represent the accused in New York City Criminal Court and New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the possible dispositions available to criminal defendants
  2. Provide an in-depth overview of plea limitations
  3. Discuss the alternatives to incarceration and specialized treatment courts
  4. Appreciate the art of plea negotiation

Credit Information

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Gary Kaufman

The Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC

Gary Kaufman has been practicing in the area of Criminal Defense since graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2006. Gary spent his first seven years of practice working as a public defense attorney in Orlando, Florida, Staten Island, New York, and at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in Manhattan. In 2013, Gary began the Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC where he represents clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. Gary also represents students facing discipline at the high school and collegiate levels.

Gary has tried dozens of cases and is a skilled advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Gary has received training at the National Criminal Defense College and has taught Continuing Legal Education classes on New York Criminal Law Practice 101, Arraignment Advocacy, Drunk Driving Defense, Grand Jury Practice, and Judicial Diversion for Narcotics Felonies. Gary has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and a top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney in New York by the National Trial Lawyers. Gary is active in the New York City Bar Association serving as a member of the Criminal Courts Committee and as the Chair of the Small Law Firm Committee.


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David C.

Great presenter!!

Kathleen B.

Excellent presentation, very informative. Speaker provided "cheat sheets" for reminding you of what felonies get what penalties.

francis m.

One of the best I've heard

Celeste K.

Great course!

william n.

Written materials excellent

Kimberly R.


John H.

Great presentation


Very helpful and instructive. Thank you

daniel h.

Excellent presentation

Richard N.

This is really a great course. Real world information and advice. Wish more courses were like this.

benjamin a.

he was really good

Richard W.

Worth watching again. Very good.

Chris S.

Best lecture so far

Gerald C.


Thomas K.

this was an excellent refresher on plea and sentence negotiation for a gen. practice/family lawyer

Eve N.

very informative

Andrew E.

Excellent and engaging presentation

Kevin S.


Devin R.

Speaker was organized and communicated information clearly. Each topic logically followed to the next topic. Slides contained useful information.

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