As many people know, domestic violence typically involves offenses committed by an intimate partner or household member against another. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence report indicates that an estimated 42.6% of Arizona women and 33.4% of Arizona men experience physical violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking with their spouse or intimate partner. Domestic violence can take many different forms, including physical abuse, sexual assault, intimidation, unlawful imprisonment, or preventing the use of a phone in an emergency. A defendant convicted of domestic violence could face significant consequences, including possible jail time, significant fines, a restraining order, loss of parenting privileges, and other social ramifications.
If you're under investigation for exhibiting violent behavior towards a family member or if you're facing domestic violence charges, it is crucial that you retain a skilled and aggressive Arizona criminal defense attorney for a strong defense strategy. At Faussette & Faussette, we’re dedicated to offering comprehensive legal guidance and strong representation to individuals facing domestic violence allegations. As your legal counsel, we can review and investigate every last detail of your situation and strategize an effective defense for your case. Our attorneys will fight vigorously to defend your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly from start to finish.
Our firm, Faussette & Faussette, is proud to serve clients across Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding areas including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Goodyear.
Violence in Arizona
Under Arizona Revised Statutes, 13-3601, domestic violence is defined as any "dangerous crime or violent act" committed by a person against another person with who they share any of the following relationships:
- Former or current spouse
- Persons who have a child together
- Persons presently living together or once lived together
- The victim or the defendant is pregnant by the other party
- Persons related by blood or court order
- Persons with a current or previous romantic or sexual relationship
Such "dangerous crime or violent acts" may include:
- Dangerous crimes against children
- Negligent homicide, murder, manslaughter
- Threatening a witness
- Disorderly conduct
- Sexual assault
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Interference with judicial proceedings
- Criminal trespass
- Preventing use of a telephone in an emergency
- Use of telephone to threaten, intimidate, terrify, annoy, harass, or offend
- Harassment or aggravated harassment
- Secretly photographing, filming, videotaping, or digitally recording or viewing
- Child abuse, emotional abuse, or abuse of a vulnerable adult.