Domestic Violence Disturbances In Arizona
Domestic violence disturbances are common occurrences in Arizona. More often than not, police officers are called and dispatched to investigate the scene of domestic quarrels. At the scene, the law enforcement officers will assess the situation. They will look around the area for clues of violence, such as broken items and disheveled furnishings. They will look for scratches, cuts, bruises, and injuries. They will also hear the testimonies of the individuals involved and take down their statements. If witnesses are present, they will listen to what they have to say and include their statements in the police report. After considering all of the evidence and statements on hand, they will decide whether to arrest and charge the person they believe is the aggressor.
Unfortunately, officers usually arrest the wrong person or charge someone who did not, in fact, commit a crime. There may be no basis of domestic violence, but an officer’s assumption can lead to an arrest and criminal charge. Consequently, a police officer’s decision to charge a person for a domestic violence offense can ruin their life. The accused may be removed and barred from returning to their home, face serious penalties, and suffer other tough repercussions.
If you have been charged and arrested for domestic violence, it is extremely important to contact a domestic violence attorney. A domestic violence offense can lead to serious consequences and harsh penalties. A domestic violence attorney can help defend against the charges and mitigate the matter.
What Is Considered Domestic Violence In Arizona?
When someone picks up the phone and calls the police on a domestic violence claim, they trigger a series of implications that cannot be readily undone. Therefore, it is important to understand what is considered domestic violence. It does not take much to get someone arrested for a contentious squabble and consider it domestic violence. The declaration of a verbal threat can prompt a domestic violence offense. It is not necessary to make physical contact with another person in your household for it to be domestic violence. In Arizona, the law specifies that domestic violence is any act that is dangerous to children, spouse, domestic partner, parent, relative, or anyone who the accused has or shares a domestic relationship or household.
The following actions or circumstances are considered domestic violence offenses:
- Physical Assault: hitting, slapping, kicking, punching, or other means of causing physical injury
- Verbally threats
- Engaging in threatening gestures or conduct
- Recording or watching a relative or household member without consent
- Damaging property
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Manslaughter, murder, or homicide of a relative or household member
In various situations, many actions and circumstances can be considered or interpreted as domestic violence by the courts. What’s more, when domestic violence is claimed, it is difficult to drop the accusation once it has reached the hands of law enforcement and prosecutors. If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is vital to hire an experienced domestic violence attorney who represents clients in Arizona. A knowledgeable domestic violence attorney can help protect your rights and develop a strong defense strategy to procure a favorable outcome.
Domestic Violence offenses are offenses defined by A.R.S. § 13-3601. These relationships include: spouses, individuals with children in common, children, grandparents, or the parties live together. You need an attorney experienced in handling domestic violence offenses to walk you through the process.
YOU WILL LOST YOUR FIREARMS
Under A.R.S. §13-3601(C), a police officer may seize any firearms in your home, and they cannot be released for at least 72 hours. Call to understand your rights.
Many crimes can be considered domestic violence offenses, if they are against a spouse, family members, roommates, dating relationship, or have a child in common. You can be fired. You can lose your security clearance. And have your 2nd Amendment rights taken away.
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