DISMISSED | AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (broken hand/surgery) – State v. Mr. B. (DMC No. 10323) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2011-154342): Mr. B.’s girlfriend had depression issues and had also engaged in self mutilation. She was being professionally treated when she had an incident in which she carved the word “fat” into her thigh with a pair of scissors. One night, she began drinking and was going to leave, and Mr. B. stopped her by taking her car keys in a struggle. The next day, she went to the doctor and was told her hand was broken. She ultimately had surgery to set the bones for proper healing. After Mr. B. was arrested and charged, we became involved and had him take, and pass a polygraph test. In addition, we presented the Prosecutor mental health records of the alleged victim. All charges were dismissed, and Mr. B. has no criminal record.