MINOR in CONSUMPTION of ALCOHOL and DISORDERLY CONDUCT REDUCED to PUBLIC NUISANCE with ZERO DAYS in Jail – State v. Mr. S (DMC No. 8098) (University Lakes Justice Court No. JC2008-112277): Mr. S attended a fraternity party for the Sigma Chi fraternity at Arizona State University. As he was leaving the party, Police were outside and they immediately grabbed and cuffed Mr. S. When he asked why he was being arrested, they stated “for throwing ping pong balls”. He was then cited for Minor in Consumption under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 4-244.40 and for Disorderly Conduct. During the course of this case, I showed the Prosecutor that they never offered Mr. S a blood test, nor did they ever ask if he had been drinking. The Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the Minor in Consumption charge. As to the Disorderly Conduct charge, that was reduced to Public Nuisance with Zero days in 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.
ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING and FELONY DISORDERLY CONDUCT REDUCED to ENDANGERMENT (Class 6 Open/Misdemeanor) with PROBATION and 3 MONTHS in JAIL- State v. G (DMC No. 9038) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2008-149471): Mr. G had been married for approximately 5 years when he and his wife had separated. Earlier in the day he had been texting her telling her that if she was not going to be with him he was going to go “Columbine”. Later on that day, she saw her husband following her in the rear view mirror. He pulled in front of her and grabbed her to pull her out of her vehicle. He also had a gun in his hand and was making threats to shoot her. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Attempted Kidnap and Felony Disorderly Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon (a gun). He was facing a mandatory minimum of a year and a half in prison. We were able to secure an offer to Probation Endangerment with a Class 6 Open/ Misdemeanor and 3 months in jail. After Mr. G successfully completed with Probation, his case was designated as a Misdemeanor. He has no Felony conviction on his record.
THREATS/PROBATION VIOLATION REDUCED to DISORDERLY CONDUCT with 10 DAYS JAIL – State v. Ms. M. (DMC No. 4984) (Surprise City Court CR03-01164): Ms. M. was in court pleading guilty to an assault charge when she walked by the person she had gotten into a fight with (the alleged victim) and stated “are you happy”. Immediately the victim stated “good, you are going to get some more”, and told Deputies in the court that she had been threatened. Ms. M. was arrested and charged with threats, and a petition to violate probation was filed. We were able to interview all witnesses, and show that nobody actually heard any threats being made, and the Prosecutor agreed to amend the charge down to a simple “disorderly conduct”, and dismiss the petition to violate probation. Ms. M. was facing a possibility of up to 1 year in jail on both incidents.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT with BAT (dangerous) REDUCED to RESISTING ARREST with 9 MONTHS JAIL – State v. Mr. K. (DMC No. 5028) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2004-127702): Mr. K. was involved in a family argument when he was assaulted by his step son with a baseball bat. Police were called, and Mr. K. had subsequently retrieved the bat. When police arrived, he was distraught and would not put down the bat. Police felt threatened, they used a taser and arrested him. He was facing a disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon against police officers, and faced a minimum of 2.25 years in prison. We were able to have the case reduced to “resisting arrest” with 9 months of jail along with work release.