REDUCED | 3 COUNTS of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT with a GUN, KNIFE and CAR (dangerous)/CRIMINAL DAMAGE REDUCED to PROBATION with 6 MONTHS in JAIL – State v. Mr. R. (DMC No. 5625) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2005-100113): Mr. R. came to a Circle K where he ran into the alleged victim that he had been having problems with for the past 8 years. As they got into the argument, Mr. R. pulled out a knife and threatened the alleged victim. He then got back into his car and the victim’s girlfriend got out and began banging on Mr. R.’s car. When Mr. R. left, he ended up sideswiping the alleged victim’s car. When they chased after him, they spun him around in his car and blew both of his tires. Mr. R. then jumped out of his vehicle with a gun and stated “I will kill you both”. Mr. R. was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault Dangerous with a knife, car and gun. He was also charged with felony “Criminal Damage”. We were able to demonstrate self-defense, and have the case reduced down to a single count of Aggravated Assault with probation and 6 months in jail. Mr. R. was originally facing 5 to 15 years in prison on each Aggravated Assault count.