No. 14781.

125 Ariz. 429 (1980)

610 P.2d 63

The STATE of Arizona, ex rel. Andy BAUMERT, Phoenix City Attorney, Petitioner, v. The MUNICIPAL COURT OF the CITY OF PHOENIX, Arizona, and the Honorable William Dixon, judge thereof; and Jesus G. Vega, Defendant and Real Party in Interest, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Arizona.

April 9, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrew Baumert, City Atty., by Lindsay B. Ellis, Asst. City Prosecutor, Phoenix, for petitioner.


A petition for special action was filed by the Phoenix City Attorney alleging that there is confusion at both the city court level and in the superior court as to the application of the "misdemeanor compromise statute," A.R.S. § 13-3981. The specific case at bar involves a leaving the scene of an accident charge. The defendant's motion to dismiss the charge on the basis of his having reached a settlement with the driver of the other car was granted...

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