Phoenix Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence offenses that occur in and around the Phoenix area are taken very seriously by law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Any person who is charged with domestic violence faces significant penalties upon conviction.

At the Younglove Law Firm, the goal of our Phoenix domestic violence defense attorneys is to ensure that your rights are upheld. We want to get the charges against you reduced or even dismissed so that you can get back to living your life.

Why you should choose Younglove Law Firm for your case

When you are facing a Phoenix domestic violence charge, you can count on the trusted and experienced team at the Younglove Law Firm to stand by your side.

  • We have been helping those facing Phoenix domestic violence charges since 1997, and we are not afraid to stand up to aggressive prosecutors.
  • As a former prosecutor, Phoenix criminal defense attorney; Younglove understands the tactics that will be used by prosecutors and law enforcement officials in your case.
  • Our team has extensive courtroom experience, which means we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary to ensure your rights are upheld

What will an attorney do to help a domestic violence case?

A Phoenix domestic violence defense attorney is going to be an invaluable resource when you are facing these charges. They will not only help you with the underlying charges related to the offense, but also the domestic violence enhancements. Your attorney can work to:

  • Show that it was unreasonable for the alleged “victim” in the case to have been frightened or think they were going to be the victim of physical harm.
  • Show that you were defending yourself from a situation that was initiated by the alleged “victim” in the case.
  • Show that you have been the victim of false allegations. This often occurs when the “victim” seeks retribution against another party in child custody cases or divorce cases.

Phoenix domestic violence charges have severe consequences

Domestic violence is not an actual charge under Arizona law. Rather, domestic violence is an enhancement placed on another crime or abuse that occurs. For another type of charge to be enhanced to domestic violence, the alleged crime will have to have happened between you and someone you have some sort of domestic relationship with. This includes the following types of arrangements

  • Your spouse or ex-spouse
  • Your current or former partner
  • Your children
  • Your parents
  • Your child’s other parents
  • Your stepchildren
  • Your siblings
  • Your in-laws
  • Your grandparents
  • A roommate

When we turn to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1601, we can see that there is a list of specific types of abusive behaviors that could result in domestic violence enhancements. This includes:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Threatening
  • Intimidation

The penalties for domestic violence will largely align with whether or not the charges are classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanor assaults in Arizona are typically classified as Class 1 misdemeanor offenses that carry up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Aggravated battery domestic violence could result in a felony offense with a significant prison sentence and a fine of up to $150,000.

Contact our Phoenix domestic violence attorneys for a confidential consultation

If you or somebody you care about is facing domestic violence charges in or around the Phoenix area, contact Younglove Law Firm for help with your case today. We have extensive experience helping those who have been charged with domestic violence in this area, and we are not afraid to take on aggressive prosecutors if that is what it takes to ensure your rights are upheld. When you need a Phoenix domestic violence defense attorney, you can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here.