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Domestic Violence Attorney in Surprise

Domestic violence is a serious offense in Arizona and we highly recommend those that are facing a domestic violence charge to get legal advice from a Surprise Criminal Defense Lawyer! Domestic violence is a crime committed by one family member against another family member. A family member could mean your adopted brothers stepmother, so the term is used loosely (a list is provided below). Some charges are more serious than others depending on what happened, if a weapon was involved, or if there was an injury. As mentioned, domestic violence really centers around family relationships. If a crime is committed within a family relationship (the person who commits the crime has a family relationship with the person the crime is against) it will be given the name of domestic violence. The following list is what the Maricopa County Courts uses to determine whether a family relationship exists:
  • Married or formally married
  • Resides in the same household
  • Have a child together, even if adopted
  • Pregnant with child together
  • The family of the spouse or former spouse
  • Adopted family members
  • A stepfamily, including step parents, step siblings, and other family members related to stepfamily
  • Kids living in the same household and their families, including kids that previously lived in the same household
  • Involved in a romantic relationship
  • Penalties for Domestic Violence
    In Surprise, Arizona, Domestic Violence could be considered a Misdemeanor or a Felony depending on the severity of the underlying charge or the number of prior Domestic Violence convictions. Penalties can include jail, probation, loss of parental rights, loss of gun rights, and protection orders preventing contact with certain loved ones. Domestic Violence may even carry penalties and loss of certain rights before one is convicted. For instance, violence against a spouse who lives in the same home may prevent you from returning home while the case is pending against them. Other common issues include loss of a fingerprint card, loss of a job, loss of gun rights, among others. Arizona Domestic Violence charges are serious, and the penalties can range from simple classes to years in prison. Those who are facing multiple charges or have prior Domestic Violence convictions could be facing the following penalties:
    • 3rd Domestic Violence offense in 7 years → 4 months jail minimum
    • 4th Domestic Violence offense in 7 years → 8 months jail minimum

    See How We Can Help

    At Canyon State Law, it's our mission to help those that have been charged with a misdemeanor in Arizona. Our criminal defense attorneys would love to sit down or discuss by telephone your options if you or a loved one has been charged with committing domestic violence. Contact our law firm office in Surprise AZ for your complimentary legal consultation. Canyon State Law - Surprise 15331 W Bell Rd Ste 212 Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 404-4702

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