Have you been charged with Domestic Violence in Arizona?
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you will face several repercussions. If you are filing for child custody, this conviction will weigh heavily upon your shoulders as it will give opposing counsel ammunition to use against you and compel the judge to take it into great consideration when making a decision. In other cases, some clients face the possibility of losing their employment and suffer other consequences.
Over the years, the Arizona legislature has developed new laws for this charge. With the new domestic violence laws in Arizona, authorities are taking these allegations more seriously than ever before. Once you’re accused of domestic violence in any way, shape, or form, you will need to make an effort to secure the services of the best domestic violence attorney Arizona has to offer.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-3601, the state of Arizona defines Domestic Violence as almost any criminal act of abuse that one “family or household member” commits against another. The act is also described as such if any of the following apply:
- The relationship between the victim and the defendant is one of marriage or former marriage or of persons residing or having resided in the same household.
- The victim and the defendant have a child in common.
- The victim or the defendant is pregnant by the other party.
- The victim is related to the defendant or the defendant’s spouse by blood or court order as a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister or by marriage as a parent-in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepparent, step-grandparent, stepchild, step-grandchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
- The victim is a child who resides or has resided in the same household as the defendant and is related by blood to a former spouse of the defendant or to a person who resides or who has resided in the same household as the defendant.
- The relationship between the victim and the defendant is currently or was previously a romantic or sexual relationship.
What Are the Penalties If I Am Charged With Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence charges have severe consequences and can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony. If convicted you could face counseling, probation, jail, prison, and loss of gun privileges. As stated earlier, a conviction can also have a profound impact on your current child custody or future child custody arrangements.
The Court will look at all aspects of the case such as the extent of any injuries, whether or not a weapon was used, if you have any priors, and more.
If convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, you could be facing up to six (6) months in jail, and will be required to complete a Domestic Violence Counseling program. In addition, the Court will enter an order prohibiting you from having any contact with the victim or returning to the scene where the alleged offense occurred. In some cases, this may be your place of residence.
Let a Former Prosecutor Fight For You
Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC strives to help you deal with your legal issues. We understand how stressful this experience is, and we are committed to answering all of your questions and keeping you informed of all aspects of your case. With veteran attorney Alex Lane and his partners leading the charge, Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC should be able to provide you the adequate defense you deserve.
Attorney Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years. Much of his time was spent in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau in the Major Crimes Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. This division focused on the most serious felony DUI cases, most of which involved serious injury or death. As such, Mr. Lane was involved in a large number of serious cases.
In addition, Mr. Lane has attended numerous seminars put on for law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys. Many of these seminars discussed investigative tactics and trial techniques, as well as strategies for prosecutors. Because of this extensive experience, Mr. Lane has a complete understanding of how the police and prosecutors work, and can bring this experience to the table to defend you in your case.
Alex Lane is committed to putting his experience to use and getting you the best results possible. He is one of the top domestic violence lawyers in the state, and you would do well to get the services of one who has the experience you need for a strong defense.
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We have extensive experience in representing clients who are facing criminal allegations, and we know how to investigate such matters and anticipate what the State will use against you. Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC also has access to forensic experts to help build a strong defense for your case.
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A domestic violence allegation is serious, and it is imperative that you get the most skilled and experienced domestic violence lawyer Arizona can provide to defend you and your rights.
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