Domestic battery starts with an assault or a battery allegation. The charge is also known as domestic abuse, assault family violence, or domestic violence. At Shah Law Firm, we have defended clients for years facing these types of charges in and around Phoenix. We have the necessary resources needed to effectively investigate each of our cases.
About the Charges
In order to be charged with domestic battery, there must be proof of assault or physical contact. The victim must have experienced pain because of this encounter. Next, proof of a domestic relationship between the victim and defendant must be proven. This can include children, parents, spouses, or other cohabitants. These charges can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the injuries. Jail time, probation, fines, counseling, and a restraining order may all result from domestic battery charges in Arizona. In many cases, this charge can lead someone to lose their job or even somewhere to live, so we understand how important it is that we provide the best possible legal representation for you.
Defenses to Domestic Battery
The usual defense is denial. This defense strategy doesn’t always work though depending on the victim’s injuries. Alternative causation is another defense where the defendant acknowledges there is an injury but says there’s a different reason for its cause. Our defense team can investigate your case thoroughly to uncover the best possible defense strategies to help you get reduced or dismissed charges.
Call to Schedule a Consultation Today
If you or a loved one is facing domestic battery or violence charges in Arizona, it’s important you call to talk to our legal experts. We offer free legal consultations where we learn about your case and answer your questions about the upcoming legal process ahead. Call 602-560-7408 today to schedule this consultation with our criminal defense attorneys. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction, AZ.