Charges of assault, criminal trespass, custodial interference or harassment, among other crimes, may cause an arrest for domestic violence if the defendant and alleged victim have a defined familial relationship or resided in the same household. If the defendant is found guilty of an offense included in a domestic violence and that offense is otherwise probation eligible, the court may offer the defendant probation, which ranges from an imposition of a fine, incarceration in a county jail, payment of restitution and completion of a domestic violence offender treatment program.

If you commit a crime upon your partner, spouse or former spouse, you may be charged with domestic violence. An arresting officer only needs to find probable cause to arrest you for this offense.

Depending on the specific history of the defendant, the nature and circumstances of the offense, a “Domestic Violence” crime can also be a felony.

Our Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona criminal defense lawyers can defend you on a domestic violence charge. Contact us. We can help you!