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Criminal Offense-Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the few areas of criminal law where individuals are charged merely upon the word of one person without any corroborating evidence.  Often, the person who files the complaint of domestic violence is given the benefit of the doubt by police officers, prosecutors and judges.  Citations are given, people are removed from households, charges are filed and restraining orders issued with merely the statement of a victim.  More often than not, situations called domestic violence are simply disputes between caring people going through hard times.  Even something as simple as yelling can be called Disorderly Conduct and an individual can be charged with a crime of domestic violence.

Victims of domestic violence are rightfully accorded lofty rights and protections, but that often leaves the spouse or significant other feeling even more helpless to defend themselves.  Domestic violence offenses have some of the most costly and long lasting consequences of any crime in Arizona.

The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis provides dedicated and experienced representation to people throughout Arizona who are charged with a domestic violence offense. The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis helps families and clients charged with domestic violence and related offenses in the state of Arizona, including families in Phoenix, Mesa, Maricopa County, Yavapai County, Coconino County, Yuma County, Mohave County, Navajo County, and Pima County.

The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis has handled hundreds of domestic violence and assault cases, both felony and misdemeanor. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer can resolve the vast majority of the domestic violence cases through a diversion program which does not result in a conviction. You, or a loved one, are only accused of a domestic violence/assault charge, and the Law Office of Robert P Jarvis will work hard to help put the family back together, avoid jail and keep your name clean.

Legal Overview of Arizona Domestic Violence

Legally, domestic violence is not confined to acts against a spouse. In Arizona, domestic violence laws apply to spouses, unmarried partners, former spouses and partners, people who are dating, the elderly and children of those individuals.
Domestic Violence is taken very seriously by the Arizona state legislature, the courts and state and local law enforcement agencies. New and existing laws are enforced zealously, and prosecution for domestic violence no longer depends on the alleged victim pressing charges.

Likewise, the consequences of conviction on a charge of domestic violence can be serious. Regardless of whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor, conviction may result in jail time and the loss of your right to own a gun. Felony conviction will also result in the loss of your right to vote.

The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis is one of the leading criminal defense law firms in the state of Arizona. With nearly 40 years of knowledge and experience, the attorneys of the Law Office of Robert P Jarvis have extensive criminal experience to protect your rights if you have been accused of domestic violence or other violent crime such as aggravated assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, stalking, making terroristic threats or harassment.
 

Arizona Dangerous Offense Attorney

In Arizona, most violent crimes can be elevated to a dangerous offense if the person charged showed a weapon or a dangerous instrument while the crime was being committed. The weapon does not have to be used, perhaps only exhibited or displayed during the commission of the alleged crime for dangerous offense charges to be filed. The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis works hard to reduce or eliminate dangerous offense allegations so that our clients can maintain their freedom and keep the family together.

We understand that the biggest fear in domestic violence cases is going to jail. We know the system. The Law Office of Robert P Jarvis understands how police conduct investigations, and how prosecutors prepare cases. Having an experienced lawyer guiding you through the criminal process can be the difference between serving a lengthy prison sentence or maintaining your freedom.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact the Law Offices of Robert P Jarvis. When your future depends on a strong defense, trust the Law Offices of Robert P Jarvis. We know the system and will fight for you.

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