Domestic violence charges in Chandler are one of the more common charges that we see at our office. These charges often stem from a call by Chandler law enforcement officers out to a home where two occupants of a residence are in a heated argument. The call to the officers is by either neighbors or one of the occupants. Chandler law enforcement then usually makes a quick decision to arrest one or both of the individuals (regardless of whether a crime occurred or not) to diffuse the situation. Typically, this situation results in criminal charges for one or both of the parties involved.
The charge of domestic violence hinges upon the relationship of the parties involved in the conflict. Some of the relationships that will qualify a charge to count as domestic violence are if the involved parties have a domestic relationship. A chart below helps illustrate what the Arizona criminal code considers as a domestic relationship.
This relationship must be proven by the prosecutor to prosecute a domestic violence charge successfully. Domestic violence charges expose an individual to harsher than usual punishments, which could lead to penalties, including the confiscation of firearms.
Given the harsh penalties associated with domestic violence charges in Chandler, it is imperative that you seek to consult with a criminal defense professional regarding your case. The consequence of a domestic violence conviction can stay with you for the rest of your life. Call our the legal team at Rosenstein Law Group today 480-248-7666.