Chandler Domestic Violence Lawyer
Representing Individuals Facing Domestic Abuse Charges in AZ
Although domestic violence is generally a misdemeanor charge, it is among the most serious misdemeanor convictions to have on your record. A conviction can affect your family relationships, personal reputation, and your professional career. When you need a Chandler domestic violence attorney, call Villanueva Skura Attorneys at Law for personal representation from a qualified, compassionate lawyer.
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Domestic Violence Law in Arizona
Domestic violence is a term that defines the relationship between the defendant and victim, rather than a specific action. This term “domestic violence” can be used to indicate a wide variety of personal relationships, not just romantic connections.
Arizona domestic violence statutes include relationships such as:
- Spouses or former spouses
- People with a current or former romantic relationship
- Those with a child or pregnancy in common
- People who reside in the same household
- Blood relatives, in-laws, and step relationships
The specific punishment for a domestic violence conviction depends on the underlying offense. For example, class 1 misdemeanor offenses may result in a sentence of up to 6 months in county jail and probation. Fines may be suspended, if the defendant completes counseling, although the court may also impose community service, anger management, or other behavioral counseling, as well as the mandated domestic violence counseling. Those convicted of domestic violence lose the right to possess a firearm.
A Conviction Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Even when the underlying offense is a misdemeanor, a domestic violence conviction can have serious implications that may follow a person for the rest of their lives. These charges are often accompanied by restraining orders, protective orders, and you may be ordered to move out of your home. Individuals in certain professions, such as teachers, attorneys, law enforcement officers, members of the military, and medical professionals may suffer professional consequences as well. Our Chandler domestic violence attorney is prepared to listen to your version of events and craft the most effective defense strategy for your situation.
Call our Chandler domestic violence lawyer today at 480-923-9001 to schedule a free consultation.