Defense Against Domestic Violence

defense against DV

17 Jan Defense Against Domestic Violence

When you find yourself on the wrong side of Arizona law and charged with a crime, it’s important for your rights or the rights of your loved ones to be fully protected in legal proceedings that will affect your future. You need experienced representation that will provide you with the best legal services in the state. Coolidge Law serves Phoenix, Gilbert, and the surrounding areas as a criminal defense specialist for all your legal representation, including felonies or misdemeanor charges.

Domestic Violence

The state of Arizona defines domestic violence as an act of a criminal nature that involves abuse committed by one family or household member against another person in the same family or household. These crimes are not all violent in nature. Several Arizona laws may implicate a domestic violence offense if there is a qualifying victim.

Types of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can involve physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, economic control, or neglect. Examples of criminal acts of abuse include:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Threatening
  • Kidnapping
  • Witness Intimidation

Domestic Violence Charges

Charges for domestic violence in Arizona could be either a misdemeanor or a felony. If found guilty of domestic violence, certain aggravated and mitigated circumstances may increase or decrease the sentencing for your charge. Penalties range from six months in jail with mandatory classes, up two and a half years in prison.

When your future depends on a strong defense, trust Coolidge Law to take the time to listen carefully, answer questions, and customize a defense strategy to help you succeed in the legal process. Give us a call to discuss your legal needs.

 

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