STATE V. J.P. (2ND DEGREE ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON, DAKOTA CO 2014)

JP was on trial for Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Terroristic Threats. We knew she was guilty of terroristic threats, but had to go to trial on the Second Degree Assault charge. The jury found her NOT GUILTY of Second Degree Assault, and the judge GRANTED our motion for a downward dispositional departure on the terroristic threats matter, avoiding a felony conviction and avoiding jail as well.