Phoenix Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic Violence charges are very serious and the state of Arizona treats them very seriously. These charges can be very harsh if convicted. Arizona’s domestic violence laws apply to spouses, former spouses, partners, former partners, boyfriend or girlfriend, persons with whom you have a child, and children. If you or a loved one have been charged with domestic violence and need help with what your next steps should be, then reach out to our knowledgeable and experienced attorney to schedule a free consultation.


What Constitutes Domestic Violence in Arizona?


Domestic Violence is considered a violent crime and is determined by the relationship between the victim and the assailant and the definition of what even took place. According to ARS 13-3601, domestic violence describes any act that is a dangerous crime against a child or an offense against another protected party in the assailant’s household. Some events that could constitute domestic violence are:


  • Burning
  • Cutting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Marital Rape
  • Sexual Jokes at the victim’s expense
  • Name-calling
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Slapping, Hitting or Punching
  • Shoving or Kicking
  • Biting
  • Hair-Pulling
  • Threatening & Intimidation


Some charges you may have related to domestic violence are:


  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Threatening & Intimidating
  • Harassment
  • Trespassing
  • Vulnerable Adult Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • First-Degree or Second-Degree Murder 


What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Arizona?


The penalties you or your loved one will be facing with a domestic violence charge are strict and harsh. The term “Domestic Violence” will be added as a designation to what the offense was. The designation though expands the scope of sentencing if convicted of the charge. Some penalties you or your loved one may be facing are: 


  • A mandatory minimum sentence of the offense that has the domestic violence designation.
  • A lengthier sentence
  • Probation restrictions
  • Protective orders
  • Reduced eligibility for parole
  • Mandatory domestic violence classes


If you or a loved one have been charged with domestic violence and need help with what your next steps should be, then reach out to our knowledgeable and experienced attorney to schedule a free consultation.


Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer In Phoenix, Arizona


If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then this is a very stressful time in your life. The most important step you can take right now is consulting with an experienced attorney that has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and how to handle misdemeanors. If you choose to work with our firm, you will always have direct access to your attorney and will be working with one of the most knowledgeable criminal attorneys in Arizona. 


Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and other areas around Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Domestic Violence charge in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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