A.R.S. §13-3601 “Domestic Violence Assault.” The Domestic Violence designation carries some serious ramifications in addition to the standard punishment. For instance, you can no longer carry a firearm if a Domestic Violence conviction is on your record. This could cost a police officer, security guard, or military person their job.
Domestic violence refers to acts of abuse or violence between families, roommates, or people involved in an intimate relationship. Someone could also be charged with domestic violence for threatening to harm, abuse or inflict violence towards the other person. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Law enforcement officials, judges, and prosecutors take reports of domestic violence extremely seriously. In the past, these officials would wait until they had a copious amount of evidence before they would arrest and charge people with domestic violence. Today, all it takes is a complaint or report of domestic violence for law enforcement officials to initiate an investigation against you.
About Spousal Abuse – What You Need To Know
Up till recently, many people associated domestic violence as a crime that specifically occurs between spouses or people who are intimately involved. In reality, domestic violence can involve children, siblings, parents, grandparents, and co-inhabitants as well. Therefore, it’s important to note that domestic violence is not just physical. People can be charged with domestic violence for verbal threats, stalking, harassment, intimidation, or physical, emotional, and psychological abuse.
At Theodore Agnick P.C., Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Theodore Agnick and his legal team are very experienced in Arizona domestic violence laws, and have successfully defended clients who have been charged with domestic violence that includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. They have also been associated with criminal charges, such as sexual assault, assault and battery, stalking and harassment.
How will restraining orders affect your case?
In the state of Arizona, restraining orders are legally referred to as Orders of Protection; they are also known as Injunctions. These can be taken out by alleged victims in an attempt to stop communication between the alleged abuser and abused. While these were created with the best intentions in order to help put a curb on physical assault, harassment, intimidation and other methods of endangerment, these can often complicate a case for the innocent. If you have had an Order of Protection taken out against you, it is very important that you know exactly how much that it will affect your case. No matter whether it was an Permanent Order of Protection or an Emergency Order of Protection (EOP). It is in your best interests to get the involvement of a lawyer to help you face the added complications of a restraining order.
Penalties for Domestic Violence in Phoenix
The penalties for a domestic violence conviction will depend greatly on the circumstances of the arrest. In general, a person convicted of domestic violence will face jail time, fines, restitution to the victim, probation, mandatory behavioral counseling, community service, a mark on his/her permanent record and more. If somebody used a weapon, inflicted serious bodily injury, used or threatened violence towards a minor or has a prior criminal offense, then they could face enhanced penalties as well.
Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney today!
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence the legal team at Theodore Agnick, P.C. can provide you with the aggressive defense you need to fight your domestic violence charges. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials don’t take domestic violence lightly. If they suspect you of committing domestic violence they will initiate a very thorough investigation into the allegations against you, and if they find sufficient evidence, they will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
By working with an aggressive, experienced attorney from our law firm, you can feel secure knowing that they have the experience, knowledge, and skill to not only fight the prosecution’s case, but also to increase the chances chances of winning your case. We have vast experience in this area of criminal law, and are committed to using our knowledge and experience to help you overcome your criminal charges as soon as possible.
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