Unfortunately this does not apply to criminal actions against law enforcement or “any officer of justice while in the execution of the duties of his office.” It also does not apply if the offense occurred in an attempt to riot or if the individual had an intention to commit a felony offense. Furthermore, the misdemeanor compromise works because there is an alleged victim that is not society as a whole. The reason this is important is because the government is seeking the approval from the victim to dismiss such charges because they have been made “whole”. This means that they have been compensated by the injury caused and no longer seek to prosecute.
How does this work?
During negotiation, the possibility of compromise is often raised and the injured party is contacted either by the prosecuting office. This is especially the case when an injured party has raised victim rights. If the parties both see a resolution out of court, an affidavit is drafted and submitted once the injured party has been compensated for such injury. This affidavit is then submitted to the court for their consideration in the dismissal of the case. An often time there is no need for the injured party to appear because the affidavit is entered of record.
When representing our clients, we work tirelessly to place them in the best situation possible. We have the experience necessary to help our clients because we have helped secure misdemeanor compromises across the state of Arizona. If you are currently seeking a strong defense contact us for all your questions. After an in depth analysis we may determine if a Misdemeanor Compromise is right for you.
HOW TO WIN A MISDEMEANOR CASE: MISDEMEANOR COMPROMISE
In Arizona, a misdemeanor compromise is a legal agreement between the victim and the defendant in a misdemeanor case. It allows for a resolution to be reached outside of the traditional criminal court process.
A misdemeanor compromise typically involves the victim agreeing to drop or dismiss the charges against the defendant in exchange for certain conditions or restitution. This can include monetary compensation, community service, counseling, or any other mutually agreed-upon terms. The compromise is presented to the court for approval, and if accepted, it can lead to the dismissal of the case.
It’s important to note that not all misdemeanor cases are eligible for a compromise. Serious offenses such as domestic violence, sexual offenses, or crimes involving a victim who is a minor may not be eligible for this resolution.
Both the defendant and the victim must voluntarily agree to the terms of the compromise. The court will review the agreement to ensure it is fair and the terms are appropriate. If approved, the case will typically be dismissed, and the defendant may avoid going through a criminal trial or facing sentencing.
It’s essential to consult with an attorney if you are involved in a misdemeanor case and considering a compromise. An attorney can guide you through the process, help negotiate on your behalf, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the resolution.