The defendant was charged with a count of Menacing, a count of Reckless Endangering, and a count of Pointing a Firearm at Another. The charges arose out of an incident wherein the defendant and the alleged victim had gotten in an argument about a building job and money owed. The alleged victim accused the defendant of pointing a firearm at him and threatening him with it. The case was resolved with a deferred sentencing on the single count of menacing.
"A deferred sentencing agreement (DSA) required my client to plead guilty to a count of menacing. However, if he successfully completes the terms of the agreement the charge gets dismissed at the end of 12 months. This was a reasonable outcome considering the state of the evidence in this case. My client was given the opportunity to keep his record clean if he was compliant with his DSA, which is a great option for people whose cases pose challenges at jury trials. This would have been a tough case to convince a jury that my client should be entitled to not guilty verdicts on all 3 counts. So, my client was pleased with the DSA outcome."
Coos County, Oregon
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