Scottsdale Domestic Violence Attorney
Arrested for Domestic Violence? Call (602) 832-7404 Now.
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
- 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 (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
- Mandatory anger management treatment
- Prison time
- Loss of firearm privileges
- Loss of child visitation / custody rights
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
- 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.