Domestic Crimes – Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney
Domestic Violence Charges Are Serious – Protect Yourself
Domestic violence cases often times have serious collateral consequences and could effect things like your parenting time in family court. If a significant other or family member accuses you of a domestic violence offense, they may file for an order of protection that prevents you from staying in your home, having any contact with your children and surrendering any firearms you may own pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3602. We highly recommend you hire a criminal defense lawyer to contest the order of protection as it may be the only time you get to question and confront an alleged victim short of trial as they have the right to deny a defense interview. If often sets you up with some very telling information that could help you obtain a dismissal, not guilty, or favorable plea in an accompanying criminal case.
Because of the nature of these cases, an immediate and fast response is very important. We are experienced and skilled at building a strong and effective defense against domestic violence and other domestic crimes. Call or message us now for a free consultation.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3601 “Domestic violence” means any act that is a dangerous crime against children as defined in section 13-705 or an offense prescribed in section 13-1102, 13-1103, 13-1104, 13-1105, 13-1201, 13-1202, 13-1203, 13-1204, 13-1302, 13-1303, 13-1304, 13-1406, 13-1425, 13-1502, 13-1503, 13-1504, 13-1602 or 13-2810, section 13-2904, subsection A, paragraph 1, 2, 3 or 6, section 13-2910, subsection A, paragraph 8 or 9, section 13-2915, subsection A, paragraph 3 or section 13-2916, 13-2921, 13-2921.01, 13-2923, 13-3019, 13-3601.02 or 13-3623, if any of the following applies:
- 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. The following factors may be considered in determining whether the relationship between the victim and the defendant is currently or was previously a romantic or sexual relationship:
(a) The type of relationship.
(b) The length of the relationship.
(c) The frequency of the interaction between the victim and the defendant.
Let The Litwak Law Group Defend Your Rights
When facing these types of criminal charges, make sure your future is in the hands of an experienced and aggressive Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer.
The Litwak Law Group works to make sure you have the best possible defense to either win your case at trial or obtain the best possible result short of trial. Including, the least amount of prison time and collateral consequences.
Unfortunately domestic violence accusations are often used in child custody, divorce and other cases to create an unfair advantage. We understand these situations and are experienced in these types of cases.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer Serving Phoenix And Throughout Arizona
If you are facing domestic violence or domestic crimes charges, contact the Litwak Law Group now to schedule a free consultation.