Arizona Domestic Violence Lawyers
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 or ever will file for custody, this conviction will weigh heavy over your shoulders, will give opposing counsel ammunition to use against you and the judge will take this conviction into great consideration. In other cases, some clients were faced with the possibility of losing their employment, and other consequences.
Over the years, the Arizona legislature has developed new laws for this charge. The police force and prosecuting agency are taking these allegations more seriously than ever before.
What Is The Definition of Domestic Violence?
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-3601, Domestic Violence is defined as any act which is a dangerous crime against 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, loss of gun privileges and can greatly affect 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 as a misdemeanor you could be facing up to six (6) months 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 residency.
Let a Former Prosecutor Fight for You
The Law Offices of Alex Lane, PLC strives to help relieve your anxiety. Alex Lane and his staff know how to fight criminal charges. 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. Alex Lane has a long history of fighting criminal cases.
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, and strategies of prosecutor. 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 and has the experience you need for a strong defense.
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