Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyer
Experienced Representation, Effective Strategies
Domestic violence is a term that refers to acts, or threatened acts, or
violence between people involved in domestic relationships. Although situations
may vary, domestic violence charges can be filed for actual acts of violence
or threatened acts to harm, abuse, or inflict violence. These cases often
involve the following types of domestic relationships:
- Spouses or dating couples
- Parents and children
- Roommates / co-habitants
If domestic violence allegations have been made against you, working with
an experienced defense attorney should be your first priority. Law enforcement
officials, judges, prosecutors, and the public at large take reports of
domestic violence very seriously. These charges also carry stiff penalties
that can create serious and long-term setbacks.
Charged with domestic violence? Request a FREE consultation today.
About Spousal Abuse - What You Should Know
Until recently, many people associated domestic violence as a crime that
occurs between spouses or people who are intimately involved. In reality,
domestic violence can involve children, siblings, parents, grandparents,
and co-inhabitants. Furthermore, it's important to note that domestic
violence is not just physical in nature. People can be charged with domestic
violence for verbal threats, stalking, harassment, intimidation, or physical,
emotional, and psychological abuse.
At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Anthony Knowles
and his legal team are very experienced in Arizona domestic violence laws,
and has successfully defended clients who have been charged domestic violence
that includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. They are
also able to help with domestic violence cases that include child and
elder abuse, as well as associated criminal charges, such as
assault and battery, stalking and harassment.
How will restraining orders affect your case?
In the state of Arizona, restraining orders are legally referred to as
Orders of Protection; they are also called Injunctions. These can be taken
out by alleged victims in an attempt to stop communication between the
accused abuser and abused. While these were created with the best intentions
to help put a curb on physical assault, harassment, intimidation and other
methods of endangerment, they can often complicate a case for the innocent.
If you have had an Order of Protection taken out against you, it is important
that you know just how much that it will affect your case. No matter whether
it was an Emergency Order of Protection (EOP) or a Permanent Order of
Protection, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of a lawyer
to help you deal with the added complications of a restraining order.
Domestic Violence Penalties in Arizona
Penalties for a domestic violence offense will vary depending on the unique
facts and circumstances of your case, including:
- The nature of the charge
- The injuries suffered by a victim
- Whether victims were minors or elderly
- The use of weapons
- Criminal history / prior DV convictions
Generally, convicted individuals often face fines, victim restitution,
probation, court-ordered counseling or education classes, community service,
and other possible consequences. In any case, a domestic violence conviction
has the potential to result in long-term limitations, as prospective employers,
schools, or property owners may view convictions negatively during an
Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney today!
Have you been accused of domestic violence? If so, the legal team at Knowles
Law Firm, PLC can provide you with the aggressive defense you need to
fight your domestic violence charges. Prosecutors and law enforcement
officials do not take accusations of domestic violence lightly. If they
suspect you of committing domestic violence they will launch a thorough
investigation into the allegations against you, and if they find sufficient
evidence, they will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
By working with a Phoenix domestic violence attorney from our law firm,
you can feel secure knowing that they have the experience, knowledge,
and skill to not only fight the prosecution's case, but also to increase
your chances of winning your case. They have vast experience in this area
of criminal law, and are committed to using their knowledge and resources
to help you overcome your criminal charges.