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.

CASE RESULTS

Extreme DUI
Case Result: Client found not guilty after jury trial
Client was charged with Extreme DUI after police found him asleep in his car in the parking lot. After long jury trial jury found client not guilty of all counts.
Domestic Violence Assault
Case Result: Client found not guilty at trial
Client was accused of hitting his wife and damaging property. After trial with several witnesses, the client was found not guilty of all charges.
Theft
Case Result: Client found not guilty after jury trial
Client was charged with taking expensive sunglasses. After months of working with prosecutor all charges dismissed when it was shown that clients friend was the responsible party.
Domestic Violence Assault
Case Result: Not guilty of all counts
Client was found not guilty of all counts on domestic violence assault after trial. State had alleged a serious injury to victim. Client was facing jail if convicted.
Threatening and Intimidating
Case Result: All charges dismissed
Client was charged with leaving threatening messages for his ex-girlfriend. After negotiating the matter with the prosecutor all charges against the client were dismissed. The Client was also given shorter domestic violence classes.
Felony DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to misdemeanor
Client was charged with felony DUI for driving against traffic while impaired. Ultimately the case was reduced to misdemeanor from felony. Client had been facing four months in prison if convicted of felony.
Domestic Violence Criminal Damage
Case Result: Client offered a better plea with no jail at time of trial
Client was charged with damaging property belonging to him and girlfriend. At time of trial the state offered a much better plea than originally offered that included no jail instead of 30 days originally sought.
Super Extreme DUI
Case Result: Charged reduced
Client was charged with super extreme DUI but was offered a plea to regular DUI with much lower jail and lower fines.
Extreme DUI
Case Result: Client found not guilty after bench trial
Chose to have the Judge decide the case for strategic reasons. Judge found the client not guilty of all counts.
Domestic Violence Assault, 5 Counts
Case Result: All charges dismissed at time of trial
Client was facing 120 days in jail. All charges dismissed at time of trial when the state was not able to proceed without needed witnesses.
Extreme DUI
Case Result: Extreme DUI reduced to Regular DUI
The client was had their Extreme DUI reduced to a Regular DUI. Client was facing several weeks in jail.
Aggravated Assault
Case Result: Not Guilty on all counts
City of Mesa - Client was found Not Guilty on an all counts including assault. Client was facing 60 days jail.
Child Endangerment
Case Result: All Charges Dismissed
Mesa City Court - Defendant charged with child endangerment. All charges dismissed at time of trial. Client was facing 60 days in jail.
Child Endangerment
Case Result: Not Guilty after trial.
Scottsdale City Court - Client found not guilty of child endangerment after trial. Client had been facing 15 days in jail.
Marijuana DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to reckless driving.
Mesa City Court - Client had their charges of a Marijuana related DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in the Mesa City Court.

Standard DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to reckless driving.
Scottsdale City Court - Client had their charges of a Standard DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in the Scottsdale City Court.

Domestic Violence Charges
Case Result: Not guilty after trial
Mesa City Court - Not guilty after trial on domestic violence disorderly conduct. Client was facing 30 days in jail.

Felony Domestic Violence
Case Result: Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail
Maricopa County Superior Court - Client charged with felony Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct. Client was facing prison time. Charge reduced to misdemeanor with no jail.

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