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The best option for the long term is the second one because the charges will eventually be dismissed after successfully completing her probation.
However, the bad thing about this option is that she must stay out of trouble for 12 months in order to get the benefit of the deal. If she were to get into some additional trouble during that time, the only thing she'd be giving up is the dismissal. Instead, she'd have the offense on her record.
With the second option, punishment is withheld assuming that she'll successfully complete probation. If she doesn't, the judge will sentence her, which will likely be the same penalty as they're offering in option number 1.
3rd degree assault is a minor offense, so it should not have a huge impact on her employment ability - but it is certainly better if she can keep this off of her record.
Similarly, the physical harassment charge should not have a significant impact on her employment.
Other terms open usually means that there are some undecided or un-settled issues, but they are largely immaterial.
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