The consequences of a
domestic violence crime in Arizona can be life altering, including hefty fines, prison time,
probation, and the loss of your right to own a gun. Its effects can reverberate
throughout your life for years to come, impacting job opportunities and
child visitation rights. With such dire consequences, it is important
to be aware of your legal options when facing such serious accusations.
Family conflicts can easily get out of hand, resulting in serious arguments
that may sometimes lead to the involvement of law enforcement. As soon
as this happens, a family member at the scene is often charged with domestic
violence. This is an issue that prosecutors, judges, and other law enforcement
officials take very seriously.
First, contact an attorney right away. The sooner you obtain legal representation,
the more time he or she will have to review the evidence a prosecutor
has against you. You must also refrain from contacting the alleged victim.
You might be tempted to try to discuss the matter with them, but this
could potentially make the situation worse. Instead of trying to resolve
the issue on your own, allow the legal process to take course and, if
necessary, allow your attorney to handle all communications between you
and the alleged victim. Otherwise, you might risk additional charges.
At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we have in-depth knowledge of the law gained
from our experience on both sides of criminal cases. Richard Suzuki began
his career as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney
before becoming a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix. This gives us
the unique perspective of knowing what local prosecutors and judges are
thinking in violent crime cases. Contact us today for the help you need
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