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Arrested for Domestic Violence in Maricopa County?

Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge in Arizona. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, you need to contact a Mesa domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, our Mesa domestic violence attorneys have successfully handled thousands of defense cases. We have the experience necessary to build a strong defense for your case.

Call (602) 702-5431 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.

What Is Domestic Violence in Arizona?

Domestic violence is a crime that involves the victim being a spouse, ex-spouse, current or former live-in partner, a guardian of a common child, or a current or former household member. The crime can also be committed against someone the accused has a child in common with or any relatives by blood, court order, or marriage.

Domestic violence can include:

The type of domestic violence charge will depend on the severity of the crime and the type of relationship the defendant has with the victim.

What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?

The penalties for domestic violence will depend on the type of crime and the relationship between the defendant and the victim.

Some common domestic violence charges are:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor—Up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine
  • Class 6 felony—If the victims was pregnant and the defendant knew it, this could mean up to 3 years in prison for a first-time offense.
  • Class 5 felony—If convicted of aggravated domestic violence, this could mean 2 to 4 years in prison for a first-time charge.

This list doesn't mention the probation, community service, and counseling that can be included in these sentences, nor does it mention the social and career problems that result from these types of accusations and convictions.

What Are the Penalties for Violating a Protective Order in Arizona?

If you have been arrested for violating a protective order, you need to contact a Mesa domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. A protective order is a court order that prohibits the defendant from contacting the victim in any way. This can include talking, emailing, texting, calling, or coming within a certain distance of the victim.

Penalties for violating protective orders can include:

  •  The penalties for a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could mean half a year in jail and a $2,500 fine, perhaps with a surcharge if the judge decides

Turn to a Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Mesa Today

When your reputation and freedom are on the line, you can depend on Knowles Law Firm, PLC. Our criminal defense team includes former prosecutors and a former police officer, so we can give your defense the edge it needs. No matter how complex and stigmatized the charges may be, we want to give our clients a fair shot with nonjudgmental, trial-ready representation.

Get the individualized care and strong defense you need. Contact us at (602) 702-5431 today to request your free case review.

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