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Are you facing domestic violence charges? Has a protective order been issued against you? If so, let Arja Shah, a top-rated and highly experienced domestic violence attorney represent you. The Shah Law Firm offers legal counsel in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and surrounding cities in Maricopa County.

Why Choose Shah Law Firm for Domestic Violence Defense?

You deserve a domestic violence defense attorney who will vigorously fight for your rights both inside the courtroom and beyond. Arja Shah has successfully represented thousands of Arizona residents faced with serious criminal charges. From misdemeanors to serious felony charges, Arja has an outstanding track record of success.

  • Arja is not only an expert in criminal defense law but is also familiar with the key players in the Arizona judicial system.
  • Arja is an experienced and professional Phoenix domestic violence lawyer whose residents accused of domestic violence can trust to defend them in court.
  • When you hire the Shah Law Firm, you’ll enjoy the benefit of the highest quality defense at an affordable rate, because Arja believes everyone has an equal right to the best defense possible. Additionally, you will have 24/7 access to case updates regarding your defense.

FAQs About Domestic Violence In Arizona

During many domestic violence incidents, it is quite common to have little evidence and a lack of third-party witnesses. Sometimes innocent parties are wrongfully accused of domestic violence, which can negatively impact their lives forever.

If you’re facing domestic violence charges in Arizona, it’s vital for you to secure the services of an experienced and aggressive professional domestic violence lawyer. Contact Arja Shah today.

Is Self-Defense a Good Strategy for Domestic Violence Defense?

Self-defense may not be a viable strategy to employ in a domestic violence situation, as it is often difficult to determine with any certainty which individual initiated the incident, especially in the absence of reliable, impartial witnesses.

Rest assured that as your Phoenix domestic violence lawyer, Arja Shah will thoroughly investigate your case and develop a sound, strategic defense geared toward achieving the best possible result.

What are Common Types of Domestic Violence?

It’s also a mistake to assume that domestic violence only involves physical violence, as there are also other types of domestic violence. So what are the types of domestic violence charges that you can be accused of in court?

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is the type of abuse most commonly associated with domestic violence. Slapping, punching, biting, strangling, kicking, shoving, hitting with a blunt object, wounding with a sharp object, pinching, hair-pulling, and other forms of unwanted physical contact all qualify as physical abuse.

According to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 10 million people a year are being abused physically by an intimate partner, which means a lot of individuals seek out a domestic violence law firm like the Shah Law Firm to handle their cases.

Psychological abuse

An individual may file a domestic violence complaint against another member of the household who threatens to harm, intimidate, and isolate him or her on a regular basis. Such threats constitute psychological abuse.

Threatening harm to property and even pets and trying to control every aspect of an individual’s life may also be seen as psychological abuse.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse in a domestic situation often connotes marital rape, where a person forces sex on his or her partner. However, domestic sexual abuse also includes sexual harassment, forcing the spouse to have sex with other people, or any unwanted, sexually-charged physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct.

Emotional Abuse

It’s also possible for a man, woman, or child in a household to claim emotional abuse if they are relentlessly targeted by another member with relentless name-calling, insults, and criticism on a regular basis. With the humiliation they are regularly subjected to, people who claim emotional abuse often feel a diminished sense of self-worth. However, building a domestic violence case around emotional abuse can prove to be tricky, a fact known to a skilled domestic violence lawyer. To file a stronger domestic violence case, the supposed victim typically may need to claim physical abuse as well.

Economic or Financial Abuse

An individual may not be physically hurting other members of the household, but limiting their access to finances can be interpreted as economic or financial abuse, which can provide them a basis for a domestic violence complaint. Withholding cash and blocking credit card use is seen as financial abuse. So is forcing them to work, turning over their paychecks, getting them fired from their jobs, and brazenly preventing them from getting another job.

Spiritual Abuse

It is common for a household to have members who have differing religious views but stopping another from practicing his or her religious or spiritual beliefs could be grounds for a domestic case. Ridiculing another family member for his or her beliefs may also be seen as spiritual abuse.

In What Court Are Domestic Violence Cases Actually Heard?

In Arizona, misdemeanor domestic violence cases are heard in municipal courts, while felony domestic violence cases are heard in Arizona Superior Courts. In some instances, the City of Phoenix may offer a diversion program for a first-offense domestic violence charge.

The location of the alleged incident can be an important distinction in how the case is handled from the prosecution’s standpoint, as it depends on individual prosecutor policies. In short, where the case will be heard depends on who the arresting officer is, and that can make a difference in the outcome of the case.

Hiring Arja Shah as your Phoenix domestic violence lawyer can also make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you are facing domestic violence charges, your freedom may be at stake. We urge you to get in touch with Shah Law Firm as soon as possible. Having the guidance and expertise of a powerful domestic violence defense attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the Arizona criminal justice system and ensure you have the best legal representation available.

Call us at (602) 560-7408 today to schedule your consultation and get started. You’ll receive a detailed review of your case and recommendations for the best course of action.

In addition to domestic violence defense, call on Phoenix criminal defense attorney Arja Shah when you need help with any of these legal issues:

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