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Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Case Results

State v. TM
Child abuse
Outcome:
Case turned down by Maricopa County Attorney
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client, a high-level firearms collector, was charged with child abuse for exercising his right as a parent to use an appropriate level of discipline with a belt on the buttocks of his 12-year-old child. The parent did not fly into a rage. The child did not suffer lasting marks, bruises, or welts of any kind. The child spent the next days playing with other children and sitting on a wooden chair for more than an hour with their family at a local eatery. Child did not complain of soreness, injury, or express verbal or non-verbal cues of fear in the presence of the Dad, the client. Retained after charges filed and client arrested. Police confiscated all of the client’s guns – his entire collection. We argued that discipline of a child, in certain parameters, is within the exclusive providence of the parent. Case was scratched and pre-file letters pointing out exculpatory evidence, requests for Grand Jury participation, demands that the Grand Jury be presented with defense evidence, and other key points, were sent to the County Attorney’s Office Charging Section and the Case Agent. The case was turned down within days. Less than a week later, client’s entire firearms collection was returned in perfect condition. No charges filed.

United States v. R.C.
Murder
Outcome:
No Death Penalty, No Life Sentence
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was charged with the brutal beating death of his girlfriend in Indian Country. After lengthy negotiations, use of experts, and presentation of mitigating factors, client was spared a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. He also did not qualify for the death penalty. Client will be released before his 33rd birthday.

State v. A.B.
Probation violation
Outcome:
Reinstated
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client absconded from probation and failed to report to his P.O. This was the client’s second petition to revoke after having had parole revoked and DOC imposed. Defendant was extradited from Texas to Arizona because of open warrants. Warrants quashed. Mitigating factors were presented during his disposition hearing. Client was reinstated to only 18 months of probation.

State v. Jose D.L.R.
Transportation of Drugs
Outcome:
No Prison Time – 500 Pounds of Pot
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was accused by the state of having 500 pounds of marijuana in the sleeper of his truck. He was charged with Transportation of Marijuana for Sale – a prison mandatory offense. Plea negotiations ended with a probation grant, no prison, and permission to be supervised in California.

State v. F.A.F.
Drug Sales
Outcome:
Probation Granted
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was charged by the state¬†with Possession of 13 pounds of marijuana for sale, which mandates a prison sentence. However, after lengthy negotiations, case analysis (which uncovered critical weaknesses in the State’s case), and other defense tactics, the State found it necessary to meet our demand for probation and only three months jail with full work release. Client saved his job and avoided prison.

State v. R.P.
Violent crime
Outcome:
Not Guilty
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was charged with Armed Robbery, a Class 2 Dangerous Felony, mandating prison. Client had priors and was on probation at the time of the offense. A confession, which I challenged, was recorded by police. After a strategic voire dire, an aggressive cross examination of the alleged victim, and a passionate closing argument, the jury took 55 minutes before finding the client “NOT GUILTY!”

State v. PB
Absconder
Outcome:
Reinstated to Probation. No Jail/Prison
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was convicted of Aggravated DUI in 2004 with another attorney. He was released to a grant of probation after serving 4 months of prison. Client absconded, took off. He was found five years later and arrested for probation violation. The Probation Department requested immediate revocation and sentence to prison. The prosecutor wanted prison or inpatient treatment. We argued for reinstatement, no jail, no prison, no inpatient treatment. We presented mitigating factors, submitted a detailed disposition memo, turned in letters, got family members to court, and argued for reinstatement. He was reinstated and released same day!

State v SDR
Possession of Meth & Paraphernalia
Outcome:
Not Guilty
Description:
Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Laboy Law’s client was a passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic infraction. She consented to a search of her purse. Police found methamphetamine, a pipe, narcotics, and other paraphernalia. The defense presented argument challenging the search of her purse as overreaching by the part of a government agent. Additionally, during cross examination, State witnesses were forced to acknowledge that the amount of methamphetamine seized was not in a usable amount among other things. The client was found not guilty on all three charges.