FURNISHING ALCOHOL to a MINOR and CONTRIBUTING to the DELINQUENCY of a MINOR NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. D (DMC No. 4688) (Skyline High School Resource Officer Investigated): Mr. D was a student at Skyline High School in Mesa. The principle and Security Guard had received information that Mr. D had purchased alcohol for other minors, placed the alcohol in backpacks and put it in his car. When they questioned Mr. D, he gave them permission to search his vehicle. No alcohol was found, but the Principle and the School Resource Officer had received information that other kids had gone to his car while he was in with the Principle and removed the Vodka.
We contacted the School Resource Officer and convinced him to not file charges regarding Furnishing Alcohol to Minors under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 4-244.9, nor to file charges regarding Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3616(A). Due to the lack of physical evidence, combined with the unreliability of the other student’s statements, he agreed. No charges were ever brought against Mr. D.