Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Mesa) - Dismissed

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Mesa) - Dismissed
A dismissal is rare in the City of Mesa. Cases never get dismissed in this court. However, I found some issues with my client's case. First of all, it was old. When my client hired me he just learned there was a warrant out for his arrest. He only learned of the bench warrant for a failure to appear when his employer did a random background check. I was called and immediacy filed a motion to quash the warrant in the City of Mesa Municipal Court for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. During the investigation, it was learned that my client never received a summons to appear in court. The Mesa officer investigated the case and learned he no longer lived at his last known address. Despite knowing this, the officer still listed the old and wrong address as my client's current place of residence, and the summons was mailed to that address. Obviously my client did not receive the notice and a warrant was issued for his arrest when he did not appear in court. The officer was in possession of additional information showing he was in Oregon at the time. I took this information to the prosecutor and we worked out a deal - If my client completes 10 hours of community service his case would be dismissed. 10 hours were finished and the Leaving the Scene of an Accident was dismissed.
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Mesa or any court in the Greater Phoenix Area please give me, Aaron Black, a call at 480-729-1683. Pursuant to ARS 28-665, if you are involved in an accident in Arizona you have a duty to remain at the scene, provide your name, address, and registration number of the vehicle. You also have to provide your license upon request.
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