State v. Mr. R. (2019)
Practice Area: Criminal Law / Drive By Shooting / Violent Crimes
Date: November 22, 2019
Outcome: Charges Reduced
Description: Maricopa County, State v. Mr. R. Mr. R. was charged with one count of Drive By Shooting, a Class 2 Dangerous Felony, one count discharge of a firearm at a structure, a Class 2 Dangerous Felony, one count unlawful discharge of a firearm, a Class 6 Dangerous Felony one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class 6 Dangerous Felony, and four counts of Endangerment, Class 6 Dangerous Felonies. Mr. R. was accused, among other things, of discharging his weapon into an apartment complex from a vehicle. The State alleged a number of aggravating factors and if convicted at trial, Mr. R. was facing mandatory prison time. Mr. R. was placed into Rule 11 Court to determine his competency. After a long restoration period, the State was able to restore Mr. R to competency. However, Ms. Castillo was able to convince the prosecutor to offer a no agreements plea which thereafter allowed her to argue to the Court that Mr. R. deserved probation. The Court sentenced Mr. R. to probation with no initial jail time.
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