Domestic Violence FAQ
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers Answer Questions
Q: Will I go to jail if convicted for domestic violence?
A: Some cases of
domestic violence, when convicted do include jail or prison time, particularly in any violent
assault that results in physical harm or in serious
child abuse cases. Some of these cases would result in years in prison if convicted.
In other cases, such as
emotional abuse or when the victim claims that they were threatened with harm it may be
easier to arrange alternative sentencing. Each case has its own unique
circumstances and evidence, and must be reviewed and evaluated by a skilled
Phoenix criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible after the arrest
in order to determine how to proceed and fight to avoid a conviction.
Q: My accuser first attacked me, but I got arrested. What can be done legally
to avoid conviction?
A: Self-defense is often the case in charges of domestic violence. It is fully
recognized that either men or women commit domestic violence. Men, however,
are less likely to report the incident to police and in some cases when
defending against a physical attack get charged themselves. It is extremely
important that you have a skilled criminal defense lawyer from Knowles
Law Firm, PLC to fight to prove the self-defense in the case.
Q: What should I do if falsely accused?
A: Whether the charges against you are true or false, you will still be required
to prove your innocence and it is crucial that you have a powerful domestic
violence defense lawyer to immediately initiate defense actions to fight
to get you exonerated of the charge.
Q: What are the penalties for domestic violence in Arizona?
A: Arizona has extremely severe penalties for all violent crimes, including
domestic violence. In the most serious cases, such as aggravated domestic
violence the penalty can include a mandatory 8 month prison sentence that
cannot be avoided. This is in cases in which there are earlier charges
of domestic violence in which the individual was convicted. Aggravated
domestic violence is a Class 5 Felony and will affect your future in many
Q: What can Phoenix Criminal Attorney Anthony Knowles help me with?
A: The firm assists individuals with any of the following types of domestic
violence matters, including those who have been criminal charged with
spousal abuse, as well as
threatening and intimidating or even
violating an order of protection. With all matters relating to domestic violence, you can trust that their
legal firm will be well able to help you protect your legal rights.