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6. What is DV Criminal Damage (Domestic Violence)?

DV Criminal Damage, a Domestic Violence offense, is charged when the alleged behavior involves two or more persons whose relationship falls within any of the enumerated Domestic Violence relationships.

Arizona Revised Statues §13-1604, defines Criminal Damage as:

A. A person commits criminal damage by:

1. Recklessly defacing or damaging property of another person; or

2. Recklessly tampering with property of another person so as substantially to impair its function or value; or

3. Recklessly damaging the property of a utility.

4. Recklessly parking any vehicle in such a manner as to deprive livestock of access to the only reasonably available water.

5. Recklessly drawing or inscribing a message, slogan, sign or symbol that is made on any public or private building, structure or surface, except the ground, and that is made without permission of the owner.

6. Intentionally tampering with utility property. A.R.S. §13-1604(A).

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.

 Call: 602.421.0515

Kaitlin S. Verdura Esq.

Verdura Law Group PLLC

FAQ - Domestic Violence Charges in Arizona