NOT CHARGED | HARASSMENT – State v. Ms. S. (DMC No. 8615) (Bureau of Land Management Investigated): Ms. S.’s husband worked for the Bureau of Land Management, and she suspected him of having an affair with a co-worker. She ended up calling the co-worker approximately 50 times in order to dissuade the co-worker from having contact with her husband. Bureau of Land Management investigators then questioned her, and she then secured our services. We were able to work with investigators and grant assurances no further phone calls would be made to the co-worker. They had agreed to not bring any charges against Ms. S.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT REDUCED to class 6 open/Misdemeanor with ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. A. (DMC No. 7769) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2007-175166): Mr. A.’s ex-wife secured a valid Order of Protection against Mr. A. she called the police on him when he appeared in her back yard after he had been drinking. Once he was placed under arrest it was discovered that he had five previous arrests for violating that same Order. He was ultimately charged with Aggravated Harassment. Each and every time he had been drinking, he was trying to see his children. After he enrolled in some counseling and had stopped drinking, we convinced the Prosecutor to reduce the charge to a class 6 “open”, which allowed Mr. A. to earn a misdemeanor at the completion of probation. In addition, no jail time was imposed against Mr. A.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT REDUCED to class 6 open/(Misdemeanor at sentencing) with ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. M. (DMC No. 7744) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2007-101360): Mr. M. was a well known jazz artist in the City of Phoenix who had been going through fairly high profile divorce. An Order of Protection was issued from his ex-wife prohibiting him from contacting from her. He was accused of contacting her multiple times by text and by leaving voice mails. Due to prior misdemeanor Domestic Violence convictions, Mr. M. was charged with Aggravated Harassment. We were able to show the Prosecutor in court that his ex-wife was using these charges as a tactic to gain an advantage in their custody battle. He was offered a class 6 “open” felony which was reduced to a misdemeanor immediately at sentencing. He received zero days in jail.
FELONY AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT REDUCED to MISDEMEANOR with ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. C. (DMC No. 5186) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2005-031153): Mr. C. and his wife had been married for 13 years and had three children when they separated. Police were called regarding a minor misdemeanor assault, and Mr. C. was served with a restraining order. Over the next several days he left over 15 messages on her answering machine, and Mr. C. was charged with Aggravated Harassment (a felony). We were able to present medical records showing the Mr. C. was suffering from depression, and the State agreed to reduce his charges to a mere misdemeanor with zero days in jail. Mr. C. has no felony on his record.