Do You Need a Tucson Domestic Violence Attorney?
Defense Solutions Based on Your Unique Needs
In most cases, the decision to arrest a person is based on who called the police. When faced with no independent witnesses, little to no evidence, and department policy that requires officers to make an arrest under certain circumstances, a lot of innocent citizens get wrongfully accused.
This is especially true with domestic violence offenses, which are often based on “he said, she said” arguments, can be made because of hearsay, or may be used to gain unfair advantages in custody or other family law matters.
What Is Domestic Violence in Arizona?
To be considered domestic violence under Arizona state law, the offense must have held some threat of violence or actual harm committed against a family member, a child, an ex-spouse or girlfriend, or another individual living within the household.
The following acts are considered possible domestic violence crimes:
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal damage
- Preventing telephone use
- Interfering with judicial proceedings
- Harassment, stalking, and similar offenses
- Child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse
Domestic Violence Penalties in Arizona
Domestic violence is considered a serious offense and penalties these charges carry are severe. The severity of your charges will vary based on the details of your arrest and the accusations against you. Your Arizona Lawyer will fight these charges on your behalf.
Our Tucson criminal defense lawyers can help you avoid penalties such as:
- High fines
- Mandatory counseling
- Loss of your right to own a firearm
- Loss of job opportunities
- Loss of reputation
Many times, after an arrest for domestic violence, you will be faced with a restraining or no-contact order, which can hinder your ability to live in your home, see your children, or carry on with your everyday activities.
Even before you’re your case can be heard, you can be facing these harsh restrictions based on nothing more than hearsay. Remember that the court of public opinion is unforgiving, which is why it is vital that you turn to a dedicated domestic violence attorney in Tucson.
Call (520) 467-5100 for a Free Consultation
Any way you look at it, being accused of domestic violence is serious. The Tucson criminal defense attorneys at Your Arizona Lawyer understand the nature and the far-reaching consequences of a conviction for a domestic violence charge. If you or someone you care about has been arrested or accused, you should not delay in finding help.