Every year, millions of women, children, and men are severely injured or killed after being attacked by family members or people with whom they once shared a relationship. However, abuse allegations are often made without any real facts, for revenge or to gain the upper hand in custody or divorce cases.
Facing a domestic violence charge can be scary and confusing. It is important to remember that domestic violence charges can be levied against anybody with whom the victim once had a relationship. It does not have to be a current or former spouse. Former boyfriends and girlfriends often get charged with domestic violence offenses for stalking, making threats or violating restraining orders. If you are facing a domestic violence charge, the experienced attorneys from Witson Law can help you understand the charges against you.
A full ranges of offenses fall under the general category of Domestic Violence, such as:
- Assault and battery
- Child abuse
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Verbal threats
- Violating a restraining order
In the state of Arizona, aggravated domestic violence is considered a Class 5 felony, which carries a sentence of up to up 36 months in prison for a first-time offender. People convicted of aggravated domestic violence who have two prior convictions for a domestic violence offense must serve a minimum of four months in jail. Those who are convicted of aggravated domestic violence and have three or more prior convictions for domestic violence offenses must serve a minimum of eight months jail time.
For people charged with misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, in addition to fines and jail or probation, they must complete a domestic violence offender treatment program.
At Witson Law, we take the constitution seriously. No matter what the circumstance of your charges may be, you deserve a strong defense of your rights and protections under the law. We will do everything possible to help you avoid jail by proving your innocence, fighting for a reduction of charges or accepting a sentence that offers alternatives to jail. We will challenge the accusations in domestic violence cases. Domestic violence is a serious charge, but a comprehensive investigation can reveal that domestic abuse charges are made out of fear, revenge or anger.
Contact an experienced Phoenix domestic violence defense lawyer at Witson Law to schedule a consultation to discuss your domestic violence charges right away – (602) 358-8686.