A domestic violence charge in the state of Arizona is a serious charge. In recent years, the state’s domestic violence laws have become more stringent, and prosecutors have become very aggressive in pursuing domestic violence cases.
A conviction in a domestic violence case can have devastating consequences. It can lead to jail or prison time, loss of child visitation rights, loss of gun ownership rights and cause problems with your work, relationships and your reputation. If you are accused of a domestic violence charge, do not contact your accuser. Doing this can make your situation worse, and make your defense more challenging.
The state of Arizona defines domestic violence as an act of abuse committed by one "family or household member" against another. Under Arizona law, abuse does not necessarily require physical abuse. This is very important to understand.
In fact, the Arizona law on domestic abuse includes physical, emotional, sexual, economic control and neglect.
Examples of crimes that are punishable under Arizona domestic abuse laws include:
- Assault and battery with or without a dangerous weapon
- Criminal trespassing
- Disorderly conduct
- Intimidating a witness
A conviction in a domestic violence case can have devastating consequences.
At West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, our defense attorneys are here to help you if you are charged with a domestic violence offense in the state of Arizona. We will bring our many years of experience and expertise to defend your case in and out of court.
We will fight with you to minimize any impact on you, including your child visitation rights, and do everything possible to keep you out of jail.
Our experienced team of attorneys is here to give you big firm representation with small firm caring.
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