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Category Archives: 2000 Juvenile Court Victories

REDUCED | 2 COUNTS of SEXUAL CONDUCT with a MINOR/1 COUNT of CHILD MOLEST REDUCED to INDECENT EXPOSURE a CLASS 6 OPEN/MISDEMEANOR with 60 DAYS of DEFERRED JAIL – State v. Mr. M. (DMC No. 6317) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV-541104): Mr. M. was an 11 year old juvenile who attended a local daycare center after school.  He was accused of engaging in sex acts with other young boys at the school.  We were able to convince the Prosecutor to keep the offense at Juvenile Court (rather than Adult Court), and to reduce the charge down to an “indecent exposure” with deferred jail that would be deleted upon completion of counseling.

NOT CHARGED | POSSESSION of MARIJUANA FOR SALE (1 pound) NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. H. (DMC No. 10335) (Chandler Police Department Investigated): Ms. H. was parked with several friends in an apartment complex, when an officer pulled up and made contact with him.  The officer immediately smelled the odor of marijuana, and removed everyone from the vehicle.  Mr. H. was found to have over a pound of marijuana in his possession which had been individually wrapped in baggies for sale.  He was a juvenile at the time, and the police were going to transfer his case to adult court in order to charge him with a class 2 “possession for sale”.  We were able to work out a cooperation deal, and no charges were ever brought against Mr. H.  He has no convictions on his record.

 

INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT QUASHED after HEARING – State v. Mr. A.  (DMC No. 6776) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JP278): Mr. A. (a juvenile) and his sister were being harassed by other kids in the neighborhood.  After multiple incidents of bullying, fights broke out.  The other kid’s parent’s filed an Injunction Against Harassment against Mr. A.   We were able to conduct a full Hearing and have the Injunctions Against Harassment quashed in full.

DISMISSED | DISORDERLY CONDUCT with a KNIFE (dangerous)/CRIMINAL DAMAGE DISMISSED – State v. Mr. M. (DMC No. 10163) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV556331): Mr. M. was prescribed medications for depression, and when he was told his mother would not take him to the pet store to buy him a snake, he went into a rage.  He broke tiles on the kitchen counter, and grabbed a knife and threatened those in his household.  We were able to produce medical records showing that Mr. M. had multiple mental health issues, and we put together a management plan regarding his strategies for managing anger.  Because of that, we convinced the Prosecutor to dismiss all charges. If Mr. M. were charged as an adult, he would have faced up to 3 years in prison.

NOT CHARGED | ARMED ROBBERY with a GUN (dangerous) NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. G. (DMC No. 5213) (Mesa Police Department DR2003-1530876): Mr. G. was a 15 year old juvenile who was accused with a group of males of going into a convenience mart and stealing beer at gunpoint.  The owner of the convenience mart, a Vietnamese gentleman, ran outside and began firing his weapon at the vehicle as it was leaving.  Through our investigation, we were able to convince the cops that there was no weapon displayed by any of the young males, and the owner was the only one that possessed a weapon.  Mr. G. was not charged with any crimes and the owner of the convenience store was investigated for excessive use of force and potential aggravated assault dangerous.

DISMISSED | DISORDERLY CONDUCT DISMISSED – State v. Mr. T. (DMC No. 4919) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV538918): Mr. T. had gotten into an argument with relatives when a fight broke out.  Police were called, and he was charged with disorderly conduct.  Because he was a juvenile, he was charged in the juvenile court.  We were able to convince the Prosecutor to dismiss all charges in exchange for Mr. T. conducting 16 hours of community service before the next court date.  This occurred, and all charges were dismissed.

REDUCED | VEHICULAR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/FELONY CRIMINAL DAMAGE REDUCED to PROBATION with ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Mr. G. (DMC No. 5083) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV-162395): Mr. G. had gotten into a vehicular altercation with a motorcycle (i.e. “road rage”), when Mr. G. took his vehicle and struck the motorcycle.  The motorcycle went down and was damaged, and then Mr. G. and the driver of the motorcycle became engaged in a physical fight.  Other drivers broke up the fight, and Mr. G. drove off.  We were able to have the case reduced to a misdemeanor criminal damage with probation and zero day’s jail.  Originally, Mr. G. was facing felony charges in adult court, which would have exposed him to 5 to 15 years in prison under the vehicular aggravated assault charge alone.

 

DISMISSED | THREATS – State v. Mr. B. (DMC No. 10890) (Pinal County Juvenile Court JV201200190):  Mr. B. was in middle school and had been bullied by a fellow classmate.  He finally became tired of this, and had brought a knife to school for self-defense.  When he was being bullied again, he threatened to “shank” the bully.  He was then reported to police, and was charged with threats in Juvenile Court.   We were able to have all charges dismissed when we presented a Doctor’s letter indicating that Mr. B. had anxiety disorders, depression and possible Asperger’s syndrome.

REDUCED | SEX ABUSE REDUCED to MISDEMEANOR with ZERO DAYS JAIL – U.S. v. Mr. R. (DMC No. 4799) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV537449): Ms. R. was a 14 year old junior high student who was with some other boys when he grabbed another student’s breast.  The police were called and he was charged with felony sex abuse.  We were able to keep the case in Juvenile Court, and have it reduced to a simple misdemeanor with probation and no jail.  There is no adult conviction on Mr. R.’s record.

REDUCED | FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT with a DEADLY WEAPON REDUCED to a MISDEMEANOR with ZERO DAYS JAIL – State v. Mr. J. (DMC No. 5658) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV540548): Mr. J. had been being verbally bullied by another high school student.  He eventually tracked down the other student and had landscape stakes in his hand, when he began swinging them at the other student and they engaged in a fight.  Because he had the two metal stakes in his hand, these were considered to be “dangerous weapons”.  We were able to keep the case down to the Juvenile Court level (thereby preventing Mr. J. facing 5 to 15 years in prison), and we ultimately secured a misdemeanor offer with zero days in jail.

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