Scottsdale Domestic Violence Attorney

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Any allegation of domestic violence is something that is treated extremely seriously by authorities in the state of Arizona.

Domestic violence occurs when a person engages in an unlawful act of abuse that causes any of the following types of harm to a spouse, partner, or family member.

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Sexual
  • Or other

A charge of domestic violence does not even require any significant injury to the victim. Sometimes, domestic violence accusations can arise from one party trying to seek an upper hand in child custody cases. Regardless of your situation, it is imperative that you hire a domestic violence lawyer in Scottsdale as soon as possible after your arrest.

Call our Scottsdale ​domestic violence attorney at (602) 832-7404 or ask for your free consultation online to discover your defenses!

Why Choose Our Scottsdale Domestic Violence Lawyer?

  • 20+ years of proven legal experience
  • Former prosecutor handling your defense
  • One-on-one relationships with clients
  • Unique, custom-tailored case strategies

Our team at the Law Offices of Stephen L. Duncan, P.L.C. is focused on vigorously defending individuals accused of domestic violence. We have more than two decades of legal experience, including insider knowledge as a former prosecutor in the Arizona criminal justice system. With hundreds of cases to our name, you can be confident in our ability to fight on your behalf.

What are the penalties for with domestic violence in Arizona?

Under Arizona law, domestic violence can either be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the factors involved. Second or subsequent domestic violence offenses carry much more weight than first offenses. Prosecutors usually increase penalties in instances where aggravating circumstances are involved, such as assault or use of a weapon, or if the victim is pregnant.

Some examples of domestic violence penalties include:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Mandatory anger management treatment
  • Prison time
  • Loss of firearm privileges
  • Loss of child visitation / custody rights

Protective Orders

If you have been accused of domestic violence, a domestic violence protective order may also be filed against you. This is a civil order that provides protection to the family or household member that has been harmed.

If there is a protective order given, the court may give the following restrictions:

  • Exclusive possession of the residence may be given to the plaintiff
  • Restraint on the defendant from contact
  • Restraint on the defendant from obtaining firearms
  • Order for a domestic violence offender treatment program to be completed by the defendant
  • Exclusive custody of joint-owned animal may be given to the plaintiff

Our Scottsdale domestic violence lawyer can help you understand your rights if you are facing the consequences of a domestic violence protective order.

Get a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

Given the serious consequences for a domestic violence conviction, a Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer can be crucial for your future. Don't allow this accusation to ruin your reputation. Receive a no-obligation consultation when you call (602) 832-7404.

To learn what you will gain by joining forces our firm, please call our Scottsdale domestic violence attorney today.

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