An individual may be charged with domestic violence depending on their relationship with the victim. Arizona law does not limit domestic violence offenses to altercations only between husband and wife. Individuals can also be charged with domestic violence if the relationship is between parent and child, brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend or other similar relationships. The types of crimes that may lead to a domestic violence offense include the following:
The possible penalties included with a charge of domestic violence may include jail, probation, community service, fines and counseling.
An individual that is charged with domestic violence should contactThe Newsome Firm right away to evaluate their possible options. An domestic violence conviction can have an ever lasting effect on a individual's life, including a felony record and a possible jail sentence. Due to the this type of offense, it is highly recommended that a person hire a criminal defense attorney that will fight on their behalf.
The Newsome Firm will fight hard to present your case and any legal issues involved. Some of the legal issues may include lack of evidence, self defense, defense of a third party or an inadequate police investigation. The effect of successful legal arguments can result in a possible dismissal of the charges or a reduction of the charges. Contact The Newsome Firm right away to discuss your case.