CONVICTIONS SET ASIDE | 3 COUNTS POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, 2 COUNTS AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT and 1 COUNT FRADULENT USE of a CREDIT CARD CONVICTIONS SET ASIDE – State v. Mr. R. (DMC No. 8726) (Coconino County Superior Court CR00-99; CR00-281; CR00-581; CR01-419; CR01-420): Mr. R. was a drug addict at the time he received all of these criminal charges in a 1 year time span. After satisfying his prison term in all conditions of his probation, he had remained drug free and employed for 5 full years. We were able to convince the court to set aside the convictions of all 6 criminal charges. Mr. R. was able to successfully move on with his life.
NOT CHARGED | FEDERAL RICO/MONEY LAUNDERING and PROMOTION of GAMBLING NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. H. (DMC No. 7850) (FBI Investigated): Mr. H. was involved in a running a company that served as a filter between internet users and an offshore gaming company. This was during the internet poker boom and internet poker gambling had not been legalized. FBI began investigating Mr. H.’s company for assisting 30 other companies in processing payment for various internet gamblers in the U.S. We were able to protect Mr. H.’s right, and prevented him from being charged with Federal RICO, Money Laundering and Promotion of Gambling charges.
REDUCED | ILLEGALLY CONDUCTING an ENTERPRISE/PROMOTION of GAMBLING REDUCED to misdemeanor and PROBATION with ZERO DAYS JAIL – State v. Mr. L. (DMC No. 8481) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2008-006017): Mr. L. and a group of gentleman had met at the local Indian casino, when they decided to begin having poker games (for profit) at a local condominium. There were also allegations of drugs being sold in that location. Although there were 38 co-defendants, we were able to show that Mr. L. was not the “kingpin” of the operation and we were successful in securing a misdemeanor plea of “benefiting from gambling”, which included probation and zero days in jail.
DISMISSED | BAD CHECKS CHARGE – State v. Mr. Z. (DMC No. 5452) (Downtown Justice Court CR03-00759): Mr. Z. was accused of writing checks which totaled $5,750. After he was arrested and posted bond, he hired us to fight the case. We were able to work with the original the payee and have the entire charge dismissed in full.
PERJURY and FALSE SWEARING NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. B (DMC No. 9560) (Mesa Police Department Investigated): Mr. B was a retired Mesa Police Detective who conducted fraud investigations regarding “securities” for the state of Arizona. During one of his cases, he testified to a Grand Jury regarding certain elements of his investigation into a Church Securities Fraud. It appears that he had inadvertently testified that a finance committee did not exist for the church, when it was later determined that it did. We were able to sit down with current Detectives in the Mesa Police Department and do a “free talk” with them and Mr. B. Based on this free talk, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office declined to file charges for Perjury under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-2702, nor did they file charges for False Swearing under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-2703.