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Category: Domestic Violence

Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases in Arizona

Posted on November 11, 2021 in Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (DV) cases can be particularly hard on the accused. Unlike many other allegations, DV charges threaten to harm your relationships with loved ones and your living situation. Prosecution tactics in domestic violence cases in Arizona can be overwhelming unless you have an experienced and aggressive domestic violence lawyer on your side. Here are…
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What Happens When A Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want To Press Charges in Phoenix

Posted on May 14, 2021 in Domestic Violence

Arizona courts take domestic violence allegations seriously. The consequences of a domestic violence charge can be severe. In many cases, Phoenix courts issue restraining orders to protect victims of domestic abuse. However, victims may not want to press charges, even after calling the police for help or petitioning for an order of protection. The victim…
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Phoenix Police Video Shows Officer Shooting and Killing Ahwatukee Man

Posted on July 29, 2020 in Domestic Violence

The Phoenix police department released camera footage of a police-involved shooting that occurred in May. The family of the man killed by police is demanding justice. They demand that the Police Chief fire the officer and charge him with murder. On May 21, a person made 911 calls claiming that there was a domestic violence…
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COVID 19 Spikes Domestic Violence and Vehicle Theft Crimes in Phoenix

Posted on July 15, 2020 in Domestic Violence

There have been many unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rise and fall of crime rates since the outbreak is a consequence that receives little news coverage but is tracked closely by officials. Some cities have experienced decreases in certain crimes and increases in other crimes. Other cities have experienced a flat rate of…
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Why do Domestic Violence Victims Stay Silent?

Posted on March 3, 2018 in Domestic Violence

There is no one specific profile of an abuse victim. Domestic violence crosses all lines of economic status, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race, and nationality. Even victims who escape their abuser maintain psychological and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Some victims carry physical scars, as well. Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay It is…
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Domestic Violence Statistics in Arizona

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Crime,Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem around the country, especially in Arizona. The state defines domestic violence as a criminal act of abuse that’s committed by any “family or household member.” There are many types of crimes that may be considered domestic violence offenses, as long as there is a qualifying victim. Phoenix domestic violence…
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What Do I Do if a Loved One is a Victim of Domestic Abuse in Phoenix?

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is a problem that permeates the world, affecting more people than one might realize. In Arizona, there were 28,546 domestic abuse hotline and referral calls made in 2016. Arizona emergency shelters provided 283,170 nights of relief to adults and children the same year. Domestic violence can refer to physical abuse, battery, willful intimidation, sexual…
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Domestic Violence – Common Tactics of Control

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Domestic Violence

The state of Arizona received 28,546 domestic violence hotline and information/referral calls in 2016 and provided 283,170 emergency shelter nights to adults and children. These staggering numbers point to an urgent need to raise awareness about domestic violence in the state. Domestic violence is a constant problem around the country that leads to thousands of…
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Do Restraining Orders Work?

Posted on December 27, 2016 in Crime,Domestic Violence

A restraining order (or order of protection) is something the court may impose to protect domestic violence victims from their perpetrators. A restraining order can prohibit an abuser from making any kind of contact with the victim, preventing him or her from coming within a certain distance of a home, workplace, school, or other location…
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Restraining Orders – How You Can Violate a Restraining/Protective Order

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Domestic Violence

In 2015, domestic violence hotlines in Arizona received 25,185 calls. Involvement in any type of domestic violence dispute can lead to one party filing a restraining order against the other. The Arizona courts impose restraining orders, or “orders of protection,” against alleged perpetrators to prevent further harm to the victim. A restraining order means the…
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