Scottsdale Domestic Violence Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of the Accused
If you are facing charges for domestic violence, ensure your rights remain protected with a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side. As a former prosecutor, and having handled thousands of cases, I have the experience and knowledge to help you defend against your charges.
Understanding Domestic Violence
In Arizona, criminal acts of abuse committed by one household member against another are referred to as domestic violence. Household members are generally defined as those who share a domestic relationship, such as current or former spouses, persons who live in the same household, and individuals who have a child together. It also includes those who are related to the abuser as a child, parent, grandparent, siblings, and in-laws.
Domestic violence charges can be brought against someone who is accused of committing a variety of violent acts, including:
- Sexual assault
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal trespass
- Assault and battery
Contesting the Allegations Against You
Just because you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence does not mean that you will be convicted. You have the opportunity to defend against the accusations made against you. In any domestic violence case, there are several potential defenses than can be employed to get charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Common defenses against domestic violence charges include:
- The defendant was acting in self-defense
- The prosecutor cannot prove the crime occurred
- A domestic relationship cannot be established
Let Stewart Help You Fight Your Charges
Once charges have been filed against you, only the district attorney can drop them. Even if the alleged victim says that they do not want to press charges, the case will not be dismissed. That means that you need to be prepared to go to court to defend against your charges.
Consult with the Scottsdale domestic violence lawyer at Salwin Law Group PLLC for assistance in crafting an effective defense plan.
Contact (480) 470-6119 now to learn more about your rights and options during this challenging time.
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