State v. Mr. JS. (2020) Misconduct Involving Weapons – REDUCED

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State v. Mr. JS. (2020)

Practice Area: Criminal Law / Violent Crimes / Misconduct Involving Weapons

Date: September 17, 2020

Outcome:    Charges reduced 

Description: Mr. JS. was accused of discharging a weapon to disassemble a crowd that had surrounded a fight in a parking lot.  The incident was caught on video.  JS was not arrested right away and when he was, he was found to have drugs on him.  JS was on felony probation, was a prohibited possessor and had four prior convictions. Mr. JS. was facing many years in prison if he lost at trial.  After much negotiation, the State offered him a plea range of 3 to 6 years in prison.  At sentencing, Cindy Castillo was able to convince the judge that the circumstances warranted the minimum of 3 years and not the maximum sentence of 6 years.