Reduced ARS 13-2307 Trafficking in Stolen Property
Michael was addicted to Meth. To support his habit he would traffic in stolen property. He had numerous prior felonies and was on probation when he was caught with stolen property yet again. He was looking at up to 35 years in prison. Burges took the case and got him evaluated for his addiction and encouraged him to get treatment. Michael excelled in treatment and became a mentor and inspiration to others in treatment. Burges convinced the prosecutor to cut his prison sentence down to a maximum of 9 years for all his cases combined. Then at sentencing, Burges presented the judge the findings of the evaluation and the progress Michael made with treatment and got his sentence reduced to 7 years.