My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York
Background: There was a cross-complaint between a male and female living together, where the DA's office declined to prosecute the female (how lovely sexism in the name of equality is) and the female has chosen to be an un-cooperating victim. Unfortunately, the male had unsoundly chosen to not listen to the (selected) wisdom of the Cosa Nostra ("keep your mouth shut") and opened his mouth. Going for him are the lack of an arrest record, no prior complaints, a long-term relationship, and very shoddy police work.
Q1. What is the situation of the male in terms of chances of a conviction?
Q1a. If there is a conviction, what are the expected sentencing results?
Q2. Is there significant value in retaining a private attorney over the public defender?
Q3. Assume the male is acquitted (or charges dismissed with/without prejudice), is there a significant chance of the female being prosecuted? (Assume the unwillingness of the male of cooperate.)
Q4. What exactly is involved in expunging a record?