Stories of domestic charges appear to be in the news every week. In Arizona, a DV by itself is not a crime. It is merely a description of the relationship between the victim and the criminal.
So, in Arizona a person can be charged with domestic violence-abuse, domestic violence-criminal damage, and domestic violence-disorderly conduct. It is important to note that not all domestic charges in Arizona deal with physical abuse.
Many of the charges connected to domestic charges relate property damage or even something as simple as yelling.
It is important to note that many Arizona police departments policies require that an arrest be made if there is a domestic dispute, even if the victim is not complaining and did not call the police.
In other words, you can get arrested for a domestic related crime if your neighbors call the police while you have a loud argument with your significant other.
DV charges are complicated.
If you get charged it is important to get an experienced lawyer immediately before you say anything to police officers.
The lawyers at Thrush Law Group have been handling domestic cases for over 20 years.
Call us any day any time for a free consultation.