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Arizona Domestic Violence By The Numbers

Sunday / October 9, 2016

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls – this is an average of 15 calls every minute
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime
  • The presence of a gun in the home during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner, 94% of the victims of these crimes are female

 

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. This can include willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, or humiliation. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.

 

If you are facing domestic violence charges in Arizona, you should consult with a Tempe criminal defense attorney who has experience handling domestic violence cases as they are sensitive and emotionally-charged cases. An experienced domestic violence attorney can evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s evidence against you, explore any possible defenses you might have, and explain your rights and options available to you.

 

A defendant may assert self-defense, arguing that the victim was the initial physical aggressor, or argue that the prosecutor failed to prove that the underlying violent act even occurred. Or the defendant may contest the prosecution’s allegations that the defendant and victim shared one of the domestic relationships protected by law. A domestic violence lawyer may seek to have certain evidence thrown out, or even seek dismissal of your case. A domestic violence lawyer may also negotiate a plea for reduced charges and will protect your interests every step of the way. If your case goes to trial they will be there to represent you.

 

Arizona Domestic Violence Attorney Kyle T. Green

 

Same or next day consultations are often available, meaning you can rest easy knowing someone is on your side and hearing you out.

 

Remember, any contact with the alleged victim can result in additional charges. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense in Tempe or the surrounding area, contact me at 480-331-7568 and let’s get to work on your case.

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