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.