Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence refers to acts of abuse or violence between families,
roommates, or people involved in an intimate relationship. A person can
also be charged with domestic violence for threatening to harm, abuse
or inflict violence. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it's
incredibly important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney
right away. Law enforcement officials, judges, and prosecutors take reports
of domestic violence very seriously. In the past, these officials would
wait until they had an overwhelming amount of evidence before they would
arrest and charge people with domestic violence. Today, all it takes is
one complaint or report of domestic violence for law enforcement officials
to launch an investigation against you.
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 the Knowles Law Firm,
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 h arassment.
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.
Penalties for Domestic Violence in Phoenix
The penalties for a domestic violence conviction will depend largely on
the circumstances of the arrest. In general, a person convicted of domestic
violence will face time in jail, fines, restitution to the victim, probation,
mandatory behavioral counseling, community service, a mark on his/her
permanent record and more. I f a person used a weapon, inflicted serious
bodily injury, used or threatened violence towards a minor or has prior
criminal offenses on their record, then they could face enhanced penalties.
Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney today!
Have you been accused of domestic violence? If so, the legal team at Knowles
Law Firm 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.