Domestic Violence Defense in Arizona
Domestic violence is a serious subject and can come with serious consequences. Even further contact with the alleged victim can result in additional charges. A domestic violence charge can damage more than your relationship and reputation – there are far reaching and potentially life changing effects of a domestic violence conviction including probation, fines, jail time, counseling and treatment programs.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is more than a physical attack on a spouse or significant other. Arizona state law defines domestic violence as a crime committed by persons with one of the following relationships:
- Spouse (current and former)
- Roommates (persons who reside in the same household at the time of the crime)
- Persons who have a child together
- If one person is pregnant by the other party
- Persons related by blood or court order (parent, grandparent, stepparent, parent-in-law, etc.)
- Persons in a romantic or sexual relationship
- Child who resides in the same household as the defendant and is related by blood to another person residing in the household
Domestic violence offenses can include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual Assault
- Threatening or Intimidating
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Damage
- Aggravated Harassment
- Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse or Emotional Abuse
- Dangerous Crimes Against Children
- Cruelty to Animals
- Disorderly Conduct
- Order of Protection Violation
Domestic violence charges are not black and white, there are times when a misunderstanding or accident is the root of a domestic violence offense. Finding an attorney that will impartially review your case is the first step when defending yourself against a domestic violence charge.
The Kyle T. Green Approach to Domestic Violence Defense
I will thoroughly review your case from top to bottom looking at things like self-defense, who was the initial physical aggressor, whether the violent act or crime actually occurred, and if the domestic relationship in question is protected by Arizona law. Together we will review the evidence against you and explore your possible defense options and all the options available to you. Above all, I will work tirelessly to protect your interests and help you accomplish your goals.
If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense in the Tempe area, it is important to find an attorney who will not only defend you and your case, but provide guidance throughout the entire defense process. If you are in need of an experienced defense attorney, fill out the contact form in the sidebar for a free case review and learn how I can assist your defense.