Arizona Domestic Violence
Under Arizona statute 13-3601, a crime of domestic violence is one committed against a victim that is related to the defendant or defendant's spouse by blood or court order including a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister or by marriage as an in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepparent, step-grandparent, stepchild, step-grandchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, a child who lives in the same household as the defendant or the victim or against a victim that the defendant is or has had a romantic relationship with. Domestic violence incidences may include assault, battery, sexual assault, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any other crime involving physical injury.
If you are convicted of domestic violence in Arizona, you can face jail time, penalties, fines, community service and be ordered to attend and pay for a domestic violence offender treatment program provided by a facility that is approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services or the probation department. Domestic violence against a pregnant woman may carry additional sentencing. Being convicted of a domestic violence charge can also affect employment opportunities as well as prevent you from receiving student loans or other financial aid.
Hire an Arizona Domestic Violence Lawyer
A conviction for domestic violence in Arizona can also affect employment opportunities as well as prevent you from receiving student loans or other financial aid. If you are facing domestic violence charges, you should consider this a serious matter. It is recommended that you contact an Arizona Domestic Violence Lawyer to defend you. The attorney can argue defences on your behalf including self-defence, defines of others or accident in order to get your charges reduced to a lesser crime, get you probation, community service or get the charges dismissed.