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First Offense Domestic Violence in Arizona

First Offense Domestic Violence in ArizonaAccording to one study, domestic violence accounted for 20% of all violent crime in Arizona in 2019. Domestic violence charges are extremely serious and can lead to prison time and other collateral consequences.

Have you been accused of first-offense domestic violence in Phoenix, Arizona? Orent Law Offices has helped numerous clients facing domestic violence charges. Attorney Craig Orent has a passion for helping the accused and standing up for their rights. 

It is crucial to start building an aggressive defense early in the process. Contact Orent Law Offices today so we can get started fighting for you.  

How Can Orent Law Offices Help With a First Offense Domestic Violence Charge in Arizona?

How Can Orent Law Offices Help With a First Offense Domestic Violence Charge in Arizona?When you are facing first offense domestic violence in Phoenix, Arizona, you need Orent Law Offices on your team. Criminal defense lawyer Craig Orent is renowned for his skill and dedication in criminal law throughout Arizona. 

Attorney Orent has 34+ years of experience trying criminal cases in court. He is a certified Criminal Law Specialist in Arizona and was voted a Top 100 Defense Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

When you retain Orent Law Offices to represent you, our team can get to work preparing your defense. We will:

  • Assert your constitutional right to silence
  • Work with our own investigators 
  • Argue defense motions in court
  • Negotiate for dismissal or reduction in charges
  • Fight your case at trial

Don’t risk your future and freedom by trying to “go it alone” or “talk your way out of it.” The only thing that will make the government leave you alone is an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for you. 

Contact Orent Law Offices for a free consultation with a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer.

How is Domestic Violence Charged in Arizona?

Domestic violence is a term that can be applied to many different crimes. For instance, any of the following crimes could be charged as a crime of domestic violence: 

Under Arizona law, a crime is considered domestic violence if it is committed in the context of certain relationships, including:

  • Spouses
  • Romantic partners
  • Cohabitating people
  • Former romantic partners
  • Familial relationships such as grandparents, siblings, children, and in-laws

“Domestic violence” is charged in conjunction with an underlying crime, and it serves as a penalty enhancer. 

The State of Arizona takes domestic violence charges extremely seriously. If you are facing first offense domestic violence in Arizona, you need aggressive legal representation to fight for you. Get in touch with us right away so we can begin building your defense and asserting your rights. 

What Kind of Penalties Do First Offense Domestic Violence Charges Carry?

First offense domestic violence charges in Arizona can carry serious penalties, including jail or even prison time. The penalty depends on which underlying crime is being charged as a crime of domestic violence. Some domestic violence crimes are misdemeanors, while others are felonies

Due to the wide range of charges that can be classified as domestic violence, Orent Law Offices will need to evaluate your unique charges to advise you of how much jail time you could be facing. 

The crime of aggravated domestic violence occurs when someone is convicted of their third DV offense in an 84 month period. Aggravated domestic violence is a class five felony, punishable by a presumptive prison term of 1.5 years.

Regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony DV charges, you can be subject to certain penalties, including:

Attorney Craig Orent understands how burdensome and stressful all of these penalties can be. We will push back against unnecessary restrictions.

Sometimes probation can be in a client’s best interest. If this is the case, Orent Law Offices is skilled at fighting for a probationary sentence on your behalf. From start to finish, we will fight for your best interest to meet your goals.

What Defenses Can Be Raised To Domestic Violence Charges? 

Our criminal defense team will analyze your case and develop the best strategy to protect your rights. 

Some defenses that come up in domestic violence cases include:

  • You were falsely accused
  • The police violated your constitutional rights
  • The State cannot meet its burden of proof

The State is required to prove each individual element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Craig Orent has built his career poking holes in the State’s case when the evidence is flawed and incorrect. 

Get in touch with us today so we can start fighting for your rights. Your initial consultation is free, and your future may depend on it. 

Contact Orent Law Offices Today For Help

First offense domestic violence charges in Arizona can carry life-altering consequences. Do not sit idly by while the State threatens your future and tarnishes your name. Contact our Phoenix criminal defense attorney to begin your aggressive defense.

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