Domestic Violence

Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyer

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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
  • Siblings
  • 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.

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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 sexual assault, 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.

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 application process.

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.

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