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Corporal Injury To a Spouse

Corporal Injury To a Spouse

If you’ve been accused of inflicting corporal injury on your spouse in Phoenix, Arizona, you could face domestic violence-related charges that significantly impact your life. To fight these charges and protect your legal rights, you should hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

A skilled Phoenix domestic violence attorney at Orent Law Offices can help. Attorney Craig Orent has over 34 years of criminal law experience, and he’s helped thousands of clients achieve the best outcomes in their cases.

Contact  Orent Law Offices today at (480) 656-7301 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation. We’ll help you develop an effective defense strategy tailored to the facts of your case as we work towards a dismissal, reduced charges, or plea deal.

How Our Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Charged With Inflicting a Corporal Injury on Your Spouse

How Our Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Charged With Inflicting a Corporal Injury on Your Spouse

A domestic violence conviction can have far-reaching consequences, from a restrictive restraining order to jail time and fines. And if you’re accused of inflicting a serious physical injury on your spouse, you could be convicted of a felony.

It’s crucial to hire an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case. The legal team at Orent Law Offices has the resources and dedication to fight your charges and seek the best possible result for you.

When you hire us, you’ll get a Phoenix Criminal Law Specialist on your side to:

  • Investigate the evidence against you and work to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case
  • Gather exculpatory evidence to build your defense, such as witness statements or video footage of the alleged event
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor to attempt to drop or reduce the charges against you
  • Work towards a favorable plea agreement if it’s in your best interest
  • Defend you at trial if we think we can obtain a not guilty verdict

Accusations of spousal abuse are serious in the state of Arizona. Don’t attempt to represent yourself – there’s too much at stake. Contact Orent Law Offices to speak with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney who knows how to stand up for the accused and level the playing field.

What Is a Corporal Injury To a Spouse?

Arizona law doesn’t explicitly define “corporal injury” but instead defines a “physical injury” and a “serious physical injury.”

A physical injury is one that impairs a physical condition.

A serious physical injury causes:

  • A reasonable risk of death; or
  • A severe and permanent disfigurement; or
  • A serious impairment of health; or
  • An extended impairment of bodily function or limb

If you inflict a physical injury or serious physical injury on your spouse, you could be charged with a domestic violence-related offense, such as aggravated assault.

What Are the Penalties for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse in Arizona?

The penalties will depend on the offense you’re charged with and the severity of harm inflicted.

For example, if you’re convicted of aggravated assault involving a serious physical injury, it’s a class 3 felony carrying the following penalties:

  • Between five and 15 years in prison
  • Fines

If you’re convicted of aggravated assault involving a temporary but substantial impairment of bodily function or disfigurement or a fractured body part, it’s a class 4 felony, punishable by:

  • Between four and eight years in prison
  • Fines

If you have prior convictions, you’ll face more prison time. Other aggravating factors may also enhance your sentence, such as if your spouse was pregnant during the assault.

Collateral Consequences

If you’re found guilty of a felony, it can also carry collateral consequences, such as:

  • The denial of certain benefits, such as food stamps or housing
  • An impact on child custody rights
  • The loss of gun ownership rights
  • A negative effect on your personal and professional reputation
  • The loss of your professional or commercial license
  • Difficulty finding employment

A criminal record can negatively affect you in many ways. With your freedom and personal life on the line, you deserve exceptional legal representation. Contact our criminal law attorney in Phoenix to start working on your defense.

What Are Some Defenses for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse in Phoenix, AZ?

The available legal defense(s) will depend on the facts and circumstances of your arrest, case, and evidence against you.

The following defenses may apply to an accusation that you inflicted a serious physical injury on your spouse:

  • Lack of intent (e.g., you accidentally or negligently caused the injury – you didn’t intend to inflict harm)
  • You were acting in self-defense or trying to protect another person
  • False accusations
  • A violation of your constitutional rights by law enforcement, such as an illegal search, seizure, or arrest
  • Lack of evidence proving the State of Arizona’s case beyond a reasonable doubt

We’ll listen to your side of the story and speak with police officers and the prosecution to determine the best defense strategy for your case.

Contact Our Phoenix Domestic Violence Attorneys If You’ve Been Accused of Inflicting Corporal Injury on Your Spouse

Have you been accused of inflicting an injury on your spouse in Phoenix, AZ? If so, contact Orent Law Offices to speak with an attorney with over three decades of criminal law experience. Attorney Craig Orent knows criminal law and is familiar with the Maricopa County justice system.

Reach out to us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Phoenix domestic violence defense lawyer so we can work to protect your freedom.

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