REDUCED | FELONY UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT and ASSAULT REDUCED to MISDEMEANOR with ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. B. (DMC No. 7438) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2007-117987): Mr. B. had been having problems with his girlfriend, and was ordered by a Judge to stay away from her. He went to her house and they began arguing and a struggle broke out. He then would not let her leave the house. Ultimately, the police arrived and he was arrested. He was charged with Felony Unlawful Imprisonment and Assault. Although he had a prior assault conviction and was in violation of the Judge’s order, we were able to secure an offer to a misdemeanor with zero days in jail.
ASSAULT REDUCED to a MINOR in CONSUMPTION – State v. Ms. C. (DMC No. 10776) (Tempe City Court 12-029781): Ms. C. and her roommate were out at a bar, when they got into a fight. They subsequently went back to their apartment, and began fighting again. When police arrived, they found out both were intoxicated and possessed false ID’s. Because Ms. C.’s roommate was bleeding from her lip, Ms. C. was arrested. We were able to convince the Prosecutor’s to dismiss the assault in exchange for a simple “minor in consumption” ticket with no jail.
REDUCED | UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT and ASSUALT REDUCED to a MISDEMEANOR with PROBATION and 5 DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. L. (DMC No. 7432) (Mesa City Court 2006-038599): Mr. L. was having a mental breakdown was attempting to kill himself by slashing his wrists. When his girlfriend intervened, they became engaged in a struggle. He tried to tie her up with speaker wire, and eventually he let her go. When police arrived he was unconscious and was taken to the hospital. He was subsequently charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment. Due to the circumstances, and with the submission of mental records, we were able to have the case reduced to a simple misdemeanor with probation and 5 days in jail.
REDUCED/DISMISSED | ASSAULT REDUCED to DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DISORDERLY CONDUCT then DISMISSED with “diversion” – State v. Ms. Q. (DMC No.6120) (Peoria City Court CR2005-000976): Ms. Q. had gotten into an altercation with her ex-husband’s new wife. They were arguing and fighting over the 17 year old daughter who had split custody. She was subsequently charged with assault and we were able to show it was a mutual combat scenario. The charges were reduced from assault to disorderly conduct. We were then able to convince the Prosecutor to allow Ms. Q. to take classes in order to have the case dismissed per “diversion”. She had no conviction on her record.
ASSAULT REDUCED to DISORDERLY CONDUCT with ZERO DAYS JAIL – State v. Mr. N. (DMC No. 10141) (Scottsdale City Court CR2011-018300): Mr. N. was having a heated argument with his wife in a parking lot, when somebody walked up and punched him. Mr. N. was knocked out and the police were called. Because witnesses had said that Mr. N. had grabbed his wife, he was charged with assault. We were able to show that he was actually the victim of somebody else’s assault, and all he was doing was engaged in a loud argument. The State agreed to reduce the assault charge down to a mere “disorderly conduct” with zero day’s jail.
REDUCED | ASSAULT REDUCED to DISORDERLY CONDUCT with ZERO DAYS IN JAIL – State v. Mr. P. (DMC No. 10788) (Glendale City Court CR2012-006374): Mr. P. was engaged in a verbal altercation with his sister when she went to call 911. As he was trying to grab the phone, he accidentally struck her in the face and cut her lip. He was originally charged with assault, however, we were able to get the charge reduced to a simple “disorderly conduct” with zero day’s jail. He has no assault conviction on his record.
REDUCED | TRESPASS & ASSAULT – State v. Mr. A. (DMC No.7218) (Chandler Municipal Court No. 07-P-872720): Mr. A. had been consuming alcohol and had taken several Zanax when he got into an argument with his girlfriend. They began to scuffle, and he held her down on the ground. A neighbor (who was an off-duty police officer), came over and tackled him just as other police officers were arriving. Although Mr. A. was charged with Assault, Trespass and Disorderly Conduct, we were able to get the more serious charges of Assault and Trespass dismissed pursuant to plea.