ARS 13-1204 Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (car) – Significantly Reduced Prison Time

Greg got in a bad accident with his family in the car. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but it turned out Greg had alcohol in his system. Greg also had old prior felonies from 20 years ago. The prosecutor wanted to throw the book at him and brought 16 charges. The prosecutor got a little too creative with his charging though and tried to charge Greg with Dangerous Crimes Against Children which would mean at least 40 years of prison for Greg. Burges researched the law and showed the prosecutor and the judge a case that ruled such charges couldn’t be brought for a car accident case. The prosecutor eventually gave in and Greg was sentenced to only 6 years.  It’s still a long time for him to be away from his family but at least it isn’t the rest of his life.