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Mr. C was 18 years old and dating his 16 year old girlfriend. They had gone out to dinner at a fast food restaurant, and Mr. C was pulled over for a Minor Traffic Violation. After the Officer left, Mr. C. sat on the curb because he wasn’t feeling well. His girlfriend went through his phone and saw a text message from another girl and she “flipped out”. She began attacking Mr. C., and Mr. C. tried to calm her down for about 20 minutes before driving her home.

The girlfriend then called Police and claimed that she was assaulted by Mr. C. and was not allowed to leave his vehicle. Mr. C. was ultimately charged with a Class 2 Felony Kidnapping. At Jury Trial, we were able to show that his girlfriend’s story did not match up with what she had originally told Detectives. She had claimed that a friend had come by and witnessed the assault, but could not identify the friend. At the close of all evidence. The Jury was to deliberate regarding the Felony Kidnapping under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-1304, as well as the “Lesser Included Offenses” of Felony Attempted Kidnapping and Felony Unlawful Imprisonment under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-1303.

After a short deliberation, they returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all 3 charges. If Mr. C had not received a Complete Acquittal, he would have been facing a Potential of over 10 years in Prison.

NOT CHARGED | VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER – In 2004, Mr. P passed out while behind the wheel of his car, subsequently jumping a curb, striking and killing a 15-year-old boy walking home from high-school. In this high-profile case we were able to show that Mr. P blood sugar-level was at dangerously low levels at the time of the accident. In addition, we demonstrated that he had lost 105 pounds in the previous 120 days on the Atkins diet and that he was not under the influence of an Ambien sleeping pill which he had taken the night before.

Court – Mesa Police Department

NOT CHARGED | CHILD ABUSE – Ms. W was accused of child abuse by a local day care center after she had dropped her daughter off one morning. Because Ms. W had a previous conviction for child abuse, the police immediately arrested her. We were able to point out that Ms. W had gotten into a dispute with the day care center owner regarding unpaid bills and that a yelling match had ensued the morning that the owner called the police. Not only did Ms. W pass a polygraph, we also presented the Prosecutor with interviews of some of the day care center staff. She was not charged by the Prosecutor or by a Grand Jury.

Court – Maricopa County Superior Court

Not Guilty | (DMC No. 3602) (Maricopa County Superior Court No. CR2002-097294): Mr. M had a history of psychological problems and post traumatic stress disorder. He had previously been convicted of aggravated burglary; aggravated assault with a weapon; and aggravated assault on a police officer in three different jurisdictions. He had spent over 4 years in jail prior to being charged in Arizona. In Arizona, he was undergoing a psychotic episode and had drunk 14 wine coolers. He had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and caused damage in a motel before moving on to a local convenient store. He then assaulted several patrons at the convenient store when the police arrived. It took three officers to arrest him and haul him with restraints. They claimed he was kicking, biting and spitting at them. He subsequently was charged with felony aggravated assault on a police officer, misdemeanor criminal damage and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. After a 3 day trial, the jury hung on the felony charge, and it was subsequently dismissed. As to the two misdemeanor charges, Mr. M. received minor jail time only. He was originally facing a possible 10 years in prison before we represented him.

Mr. R was undergoing Xanax withdrawals when he walked into an Old Chicago restaurant in Mesa, Arizona. Somebody called the Police claiming that Mr. R was acting erratically and when they arrived at the restaurant they saw Mr. R fleeing on foot. He was eventually chased down, thrown to the ground and taken into custody. While he was being arrested, he began to struggle and Officers charged him with Obstructing Governmental Operations under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-2402(A)(2) and Disorderly Conduct under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-2904.

We were able to provide Prosecutor with evidence that Mr. R was detoxing from Xanax which could cause paranoia. We also presented evidence that he was talking erratically on the night that he was arrested. We then showed them that it’s inappropriate to charge someone with Obstructing a Government Operation under the Statute. The Prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges against Mr. R. if he would remain law abiding for a short period of time and take some classes to deal with his Xanax addiction issues.

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