R3 Investigations

Criminal-case outcome studies

Charging & Sentencing Analysis

Arm yourself with information

Sentencing is one of a defense attorney's most important jobs because most cases either plead or result in convictions at trial. To help achieve a fair, just sentence for attorneys' clients, R3 Investigations is pleased to provide unique data analysis to help achieve outcomes that are fair and consistent with other similarly situated defendants.

That tool is a sentencing analysis derived, in part, from data we've compiled on every criminal case charged in the Maricopa County Superior Court during the last five years. We currently have data on more than 200,000 cases. From that data, we can identify all other similarly charged cases and evaluate the factors that led to the pleas and sentences they ultimately received.

Our analysis arms a criminal defense attorney with information needed to analyze plea offers, present arguments during settlement conferences, or address the sentencing judge. It can also be used in clemency petitions.

It is also helpful to show clients actual cases similar to their own and review the factors that led to the sentences. The result is that the client will have more realistic expectations as the case moves forward.

Contact us to discuss details of how an analysis can help your case.


Using that data and court records, we can provide a variety of analyses.

  • A summary of every similarly charged Maricopa County case.

  • Comparison of factors leading to different sentences for similar cases.

  • Summaries of all cases that match the specifics of a pending plea offer or a desired outcome.

  • Research charging and sentencing disparities based on age and race.