REDUCED | SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR (JV20010197CR): Mr. T. was a 14 year old juvenile who was engaged in sexual activity with his 2 younger half-siblings. This information came to light when he was sent to counseling. He was charged with multiple counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and the State was deciding whether to transfer his case to adult court (which would have put him at risk for life in prison). We were able to convince the prosecutors to leave the case in the juvenile system. Eventually a Psychosexual Risk Evaluation was conducted, which showed that Mr. T. was amenable to counseling. He plead to Attempted Sexual Abuse, and was given 1 year probation with zero days in jail.
REDUCED | DUI (.071 BAC) and DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED REDUCED to UNDERAGE DRINK and DRIVE/RECKLESS with ZERO DAYS JAIL – State v. Ms. C. (DMC No. 5527) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV164073): Ms. C. was pulled over for failing to stop completely at a red light. She was subsequently arrested for DUI and placed under arrest. Because there were issues with reading her, her Miranda rights, and possibly “no probable cause” for arrest, we were able to have the case reduced from DUI/ suspended license down to an underage drink and drive/reckless with zero days in jail. The case was also kept in Juvenile Court and did not appear on her adult record.
REDUCED | FRAUD SCHEMES REDUCED to THEFT of CREDIT CARD with ZERO DAYS JAIL – State v. Mr. M. (DMC No. 5295) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV536764): Mr. M. was accused of taking the identity of others and opening credit card accounts. He would then have Apple computers shipped to his house. Upon execution of a search warrant, various items were found implicating him to fraudulent schemes. He was subsequently charged with identify theft, theft of a credit card and fraud schemes. We were able to keep the case in juvenile court, and reduce his charges to a simple credit card theft, which involved probation and 40 hours of community service only.
REDUCED | DUI DRUGS (Cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana) REDUCED to DUI ALCOHOL – State v. Mr. E. (DMC No. 5045) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV538791): Mr. E. was stopped for allegedly rolling through a stop sign. Upon contact, the officers stated that he had smelled of alcohol. He admitted to drinking 1 beer, then they asked him about marijuana. When he admitted smoking, he was placed under arrest and a urine sample was taken, which showed cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Mr. E. was facing the loss of his license until he was 21, followed by another 1 year suspension due to the DUI drugs. We were able to keep the case in juvenile court, and he has no drug conviction on his record because we had the case reduced to an “alcohol” charge.