Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney

Last Modified: March 20, 2024
Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney

Every domestic violence case is prosecuted vigorously in Arizona. If you have been accused of domestic battery, understand that a domestic violence conviction could change your life forever. Fortunately, you don't have to face these charges on your own. At Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers, our Phoenix domestic violence attorney can provide you with the strong defense you expect and deserve.

While you might think your alleged domestic violence offense is minor, even the consequences of a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction can be serious. Learn more about what is considered domestic violence below. Then, contact us to schedule a case consultation.

How Our Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney Can Help You

If you find yourself facing domestic violence charges in Arizona, our specialized attorney can provide the robust defense you need. They deeply understand the complexities surrounding these cases, including the emotional and legal nuances involved.

By meticulously examining the evidence, identifying weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and crafting a tailored defense strategy, our Arizona domestic violence attorneys aim to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome. Their experience and compassionate approach ensure you receive legal excellence and emotional support throughout this challenging time.

Our attorney also understands the profound impact that domestic violence charges can have on your personal and professional lives. They work diligently to mitigate these effects, whether by seeking to have charges reduced or dismissed or by navigating plea negotiations effectively. Our attorney minimizes the legal repercussions through comprehensive legal representation while helping you move forward. They aim to navigate you through the legal process as smoothly as possible, providing clarity and peace of mind at every step.

Domestic Violence Attorney in Arizona

Domestic violence is a serious offense in Arizona. Domestic violence is a criminal act between family members. Some charges are more serious than others, depending on whether a weapon was involved or if there was an injury. Having an experienced attorney can help you get justice for domestic violence allegations. If you are looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence in Arizona?

What Constitutes Domestic Violence in Arizona?

In Arizona, domestic violence isn't just a single act but encompasses a variety of behaviors deemed abusive towards a family or household member. It involves physical violence, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, or any action that attempts to control another person within a domestic setting. Understanding the broad scope of what constitutes domestic violence matters for both victims seeking protection and individuals accused of such conduct.

Keep in mind that the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim plays a huge role in figuring out whether an offense qualifies as domestic violence. Arizona's approach to domestic violence emphasizes the protection of victims and the accountability of perpetrators. However, false accusations do happen, which is why the falsely accused needs legal representation. Our domestic violence attorney is well-versed in the intricacies of these cases, ensuring that your side of the story is heard and your rights are defended.

Arizona Legal Statutes Regarding Domestic Violence

Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3601 outlines the legal framework for domestic violence offenses in the state. This statute defines domestic violence as a range of specified criminal acts committed against a person with whom the perpetrator has a specific relationship, such as a spouse, relative, or cohabitant.

A deep knowledge of ARS §13-3601 can help you get a full understanding of how domestic abuse charges work, as it lays out the consequences of a potential conviction. In some cases, domestic violence in Arizona is a class 2 felony charge. A conviction under a class 2 felony charge could be punishable by up to 7 years in state prison.

How Can You Be Charged with Domestic Violence?

How Can You Be Charged with Domestic Violence?

The following list is what the court uses to determine whether a family relationship exists:

  • Married or formally married
  • Resides in the same household
  • Have a child together, even if adopted
  • Pregnant with child together
  • Family of a spouse or former spouse
  • Adopted family members
  • Stepfamily, including step-parents, step-siblings, and other family members related to stepfamily
  • Kids living in the same household and their families, including kids that previously lived in the same household
  • Involved in a romantic or sexual relationship

While domestic violence is often thought of as doing some sort of physical harm, the crimes are not always violent. In many cases, an individual can be charged with domestic violence simply due to a simple misunderstanding. Domestic violence charges a handful of abuses, including:

  • physical
  • sexual
  • economic control
  • emotional
  • neglect.

Types of crimes that fall under domestic violence include assault, battery, disorderly conduct, kidnapping, criminal trespassing, threatening, and witness intimidation.

Domestic violence cases cannot be dropped.

Domestic violence cases cannot be dropped if the victim does not want to press charges. In this case, the victim is considered a witness and cannot drop the charges. It can be especially frustrating, especially if it is due to a misunderstanding. The prosecutor can only drop the charges with the judge's approval.

Charges for domestic violence vary, depending on the crime. It is best to speak to an Arizona criminal defense lawyer at Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arizona to learn more about your case. For aggravated domestic violence cases, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor three times in 84 months, you can be charged with a felony. In such cases, you could serve as much as 30 months in jail. For more serious domestic violence where the victim is physically assaulted, you could serve anywhere from 5 to 15 years. A domestic violence treatment program is typically required for anyone charged with domestic violence as well.

If you have been charged, you need an aggressive domestic violence attorney in Arizona to fight for your rights. Often, domestic violence cases are a matter of simple misunderstandings, and the police try to use their best judgment when making an arrest. If you've been charged with domestic violence, you need a lawyer who understands the criminal law here in Arizona and has a history of success with criminal defense cases.

What to Do If You Have Been Accused of Domestic Violence

What to Do If You Have Been Accused of Domestic Violence
  1. Stay calm and composed. Reacting emotionally can exacerbate the situation. Maintain your composure and focus on the steps ahead.
  2. Avoid contact with the accuser. To prevent further complications, it's crucial to refrain from contacting the person who accused you of domestic violence. This includes all forms of communication.
  3. Consult with a domestic violence attorney immediately. Seeking legal advice early on can significantly affect the outcome of your case. An attorney can guide you through your legal options and next steps.
  4. Gather evidence and documentation. Start compiling any evidence that may support your defense, including texts, emails, or witness statements. Documentation can be pivotal in your case.
  5. Stay off social media. Refrain from discussing your case on social media platforms. Public statements can be used against you in court.
  6. Comply with any legal orders. If there's a protective order against you, follow it strictly. Violating the order can result in additional charges.
  7. Prepare for the legal process. With your attorney's help, begin preparing for the legal battle ahead. This may involve strategizing your defense and understanding the potential challenges.

We Can Help You If You Face a Domestic Violence Charge

We are located in Arizona and offer a free legal consultation with a domestic violence lawyer about your criminal charges. Contact our criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of an alleged domestic violence dispute.

FAQs

It depends on the circumstances of your case. Every case is different, and we customize our defense to match your situation. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

Consequences can include jail time, fines, mandatory domestic violence counseling, and a restraining order. The severity depends on the specifics of the offense and any prior history.

Defending against false accusations involves gathering evidence that contradicts the allegations, such as alibis, witness statements, or communications. A skilled domestic violence attorney can help navigate this process and build a strong defense.

Contact Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers to Schedule a Case Consultation with Our Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney

Contact Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers To Schedule a Case Consultation With Our Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney

Facing domestic violence charges in Arizona can be overwhelming and fraught with emotional and legal complexities. At Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers, our Arizona domestic violence attorney has the expertise and compassion to navigate you through this challenging time. We are committed to understanding your unique situation, defending your rights, and striving for the most favorable outcome. Contact us today to schedule a case consultation.

Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers - Mesa AZ Office

2915 E. Baseline Rd., Suite 116, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (480) 405-1847

All initial consultations are free of charge, and we will help you quickly determine what you should do with your pending criminal charges. Our attorneys and staff are friendly and understanding of your situation, even if you have been charged with a dangerous crime.

We can help you if you have been arrested and charged with any of the following crimes in Arizona:

  • Endangerment
  • Threatening or Intimidation
  • Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Public Sexual Indecency
  • Criminal Damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Harassment
  • Failure to Appear
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Misconduct Involving Weapons
  • Misconduct Involving Explosives
  • Probation Violation
  • Shoplifting

Domestic Violence Attorneys Near Me

Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers has criminal defense attorneys in convenient locations across Maricopa, Pinal, and other counties in the state of Arizona. Visit our web page for each of these cities for more specific information:

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