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Warrant issued for ‘lucky’ NYC defendant who took big break from DA Bragg

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Warrant issued for ‘lucky’ NYC defendant who took big break from DA Bragg

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He royally rinsed off his good fortune.

The ex-con who was known as ‘lucky’ by a decision maker when a theft cost to him was dropped due to the New Manhattan District Attorney’s controversial and progressive insurance policies has been the subject of an arrest warrant on Friday after dropping a court appearance date. in an unrelated Brooklyn case.

William Rolon, 43, was very lucky to be freed without bail last year in a broomstick attack that left the victim’s tooth knocked out – despite prosecutors asking that he be held with 5,000 $.

Friday’s warrant was issued against Rolon — a beneficiary of the state’s much-maligned bail reform legal guidelines — by Judge Archana Rao, who previously reduced him to slack when he also failed to appeared on Tuesday.

A Post front-page story this week revealed how Rolon was arrested on Saturday for allegedly using a knife to threaten the supervisor of a Lower East Side drug retailer when she confronted him about the alleged robbery of over $2,000 worth of cold medicine and other items.

Cops charged Rolon with first-degree larceny, but when he received a ticket, that trust was reduced to petty larceny under the terms of the “Day One” memo that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg released January 3, his first full day in office.

During Rolon’s arraignment, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Jay Weiner told him, “Based on your record, you would have faced a lengthy jail term if convicted. ”

“I don’t know if anyone would ever feel lucky standing in front of me in a courtroom, but you could reasonably feel lucky today,” Weiner added.

Rolon served two prison terms for theft and attempted theft, and additionally has 16 misdemeanor convictions.

Weiner, who granted Rolon a supervised release under the terms of the state’s legal guidelines on bail reform, also warned him that “if you don’t go to [court in] Brooklyn… they’ll issue a warrant for your arrest.

DA Alvin Bragg has ordered his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals.
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Meanwhile, it emerged on Friday that an arrest warrant had also been quietly issued for Rolon in his Manhattan case the day before.

The ruling issued that warrant because Rolon failed to adapt to the unspecified phrases of his supervised launch, a spokesperson for the state court registry system said.

The Brooklyn Defender Service, which represents Rolon in the assault case, declined to comment.

The Legal Aid Society, which represents him in Manhattan, has repeatedly called Rolon “a prime example of someone in need of treatment and resources, not incarceration.”

“According to the city’s own data, the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers on probation return for hearings and comply with court warrants throughout a case,” the spokesperson said. Legal Aid Redmond Haskins in an email Friday.

Warrant issued for ‘lucky’ NYC defendant who took big break from DA Bragg

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