If you have been accused of domestic violence in Arizona, it is important to understand the severity of the charges against you. A conviction for domestic violence can result in jail time, a loss of your right to possess firearms, and a negative impact on child custody determinations. You may also be required to attend counseling and surrender your passport. In addition, a domestic violence conviction will stay on your public record indefinitely.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, there are several things you can do to defend yourself. This blog post will provide an overview of the steps you should take if you find yourself in this situation.
How to Develop a Solid Defense
1. Gather evidence to support your innocence. This may include text messages, emails, or witness statements from people who were with you at the time of the alleged incident. It is important to act quickly to gather this evidence, as it may be deleted or lost over time.
2. Speak to an experienced domestic violence defense attorney. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. An attorney can also help you identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you.
3. Do not speak to the police without an attorney present. Anything you say to the police can be used against you in court. It is important to have an attorney present when speaking to the police so that they cannot twist your words and use them against you.
4. Be prepared for a long legal battle. Unfortunately, false accusations of domestic violence are all too common, and they can take a long time to resolve. It is important to be patient and have faith that the truth will eventually come out.
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If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence in Arizona, you must take quick action to defend yourself. Speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible, and do not speak to the police without an attorney present. Our team at Suzuki Law Offices can review your case and develop a strong case to protect your rights.
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