Domestic violence charges are serious. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence in Arizona, it’s important to understand what’s on the line. Jail or prison time might be involved. Your ability to watch your children grow up is endangered. You may even lose custody and visitation rights. Those are just some of the reasons why it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney at your side as soon as possible after your arrest. You have too much at stake not to get the representation you deserve.
Arizona’s domestic violence laws are very broad. Domestic abuse doesn’t just apply to spouses or partners; it can also apply to roommates, grandparents, siblings, and non-blood relatives. Under the law, the abuse doesn’t have to be physical; domestic violence laws also cover sexual and emotional abuse, as well as economic control and neglect. It could involve crimes as far-reaching as witness intimidation and disorderly conduct to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping. The punishments are just as broad, ranging from a misdemeanor to several years in prison.
It’s important to note that domestic violence charges won’t be dismissed even if the accuser decides they do not want to press charges – and even if they refuse to testify. If a prosecutor wants to drop the charges, it’s up to a judge to make the determination.
There are many ways to win a domestic violence case in Arizona, as well as ways to get the charges reduced and penalties minimized. Some of the most common defenses Paul Ramos uses are:
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, the time to act is NOW. You need an attorney by your side – but not just any attorney. Paul Ramos has been fighting and winning domestic violence cases for nearly 30 years.
We have a solid track record of getting domestic violence charges dismissed in Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, and cities and towns across Arizona. We’re standing by, ready to help you navigate Arizona’s complex criminal justice system.
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