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
We offer free consultations at (602) 842-6762.