2. How have I been charged with Domestic Violence in Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa or Phoenix, Arizona if there was no violence?
The term Domestic Violence is an allegation that is attached to the original offense.
If the nature of the relationship between you and the alleged victim falls within
the Arizona Revised Statutes Domestic Violence definition, then the state can charge
you with Domestic Violence. Those categories are below:
1. The relationship between the victim and the defendant is one of marriage or former marriage or of persons residing or having resided in the same household.
2. The victim and the defendant have a child in common.
3. The victim or the defendant is pregnant by the other party.
4. The victim is related to the defendant or the defendant's spouse by blood or court order as a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister or by marriage as a parent-in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepparent, step-grandparent, stepchild, step-grandchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
5. The victim is a child who resides or has resided in the same household as the defendant and is related by blood to a former spouse of the defendant or to a person who resides or who has resided in the same household as the defendant.
6. The relationship between the victim and the defendant is currently or was previously a romantic or sexual relationship. The following factors may be considered in determining whether the relationship between the victim and the defendant is currently or was previously a romantic or sexual relationship:
(a) The type of relationship.
(b) The length of the relationship.
(c) The frequency of the interaction between the victim and the defendant.
(d) If the relationship has terminated, the length of time since the termination. A.R.S. §13-3601.
The most common Domestic Violence charges in Arizona, including Gilbert Municipal Court, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix are: Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Criminal Damage, Violation of a Court Order, or Interference with Judicial Proceedings.
At Verdura Law Group PLLC, our attorneys have experience protecting the rights of
the wrongfully accused in federal, state and city court. These courts include but
are not limited to: United States Federal District Court of Arizona, Maricopa County
Superior Court, Gilbert Municipal Court, Chandler Municipal Court, Mesa Municipal
Court, Scottsdale Municipal Court and Phoenix Municipal Court, as well as all courts
in the Phoenix Metro west valley.
Ms. Kaitlin S. Verdura Esq., aggressively represents the wrongfully accused in Domestic Violence cases and has achieved countless Domestic Violence dismissals due to her experience defending against both felony and misdemeanor charges within the state of Arizona.
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