What to do if you face Aggravated Domestic Violence Charges

Aggravated Domestic Violence, Assault Defense Lawyer Phoenix, AZ

Aggravated Domestic Violence | Assault Charges | What You should do if you have Domestic Violence Charges

“What is Aggravated Domestic Violence?”

Aggravated Domestic Violence Charges are Class 5 Felonies. Misdemeanor Domestic Violence charges are elevated to Felony or Aggravated Domestic Violence charges under Arizona Law A.R.S. § 13.3601.(2) if a person faces current Domestic Charges; and a person has at least one prior Domestic Violence conviction .

What to do if you face Aggravated Domestic Violence | Assault Charges Phoenix AZ

  • Once you have been arrested or charged, do not attempt to convince the police or resist arrest in any way. They have already made up their minds, and rarely if ever, change their decision; to resist or argue with the decision of arrest or citation, may result in further charges (resisting arrest; assault to a police officer; disorderly conduct or other charges) which are serious felony;
  • Invoke your right to remain silent during any interrogation or questioning regarding the matter, until your defense attorney is present and gives you further guidance; your attorney will make sure your rights and defenses are protected, and help you to avoid unintentional self-incrimination;
  • Do not try to convince the victim at the scene or thereafter, not to press charges. It makes no difference if they want to or not following citation or arrest. Once police have made their decision to arrest or cite you, the matter is then considered to be in the hands of the State of Arizona. The State will be the prosecutor, not the victim. Once it is a matter of the State and Prosecution, the victim has no authority to drop the charges.
  • Do not make any attempts to contact the victim; it may result in additional charges; Write a narrative concerning the incident for yourself and your attorney. Details have a way of fading over time. Document dates, time, place, events that led to the incident; details regarding the incident; verbal discussions that took place; influences of alcohol or medication that may have been involved; contact information of any eye-witnesses; and any other details surrounding the charges.
  • Consult and Retain a qualified criminal defense attorney in Arizona as soon as possible

Aggravated Domestic Violence, Assault Defense Lawyer Phoenix, AZ

It is unwise to go to court to plead guilty to Aggravated Domestic Violence Charges without consulting an experienced criminal lawyer who defends Domestic Violence and Assault charges on a regular basis. The Law Office of James Novak, defends Domestic Violence and Assault Charges frequently. You will need an n experienced attorney such as James Novak, DUI & Criminal defense attorney to be your legal advocate, and tell your side of the story. This is done the most effectively through proper legal channels according to the Rules of Criminal Procedure. James Novak is a former prosecutor, with an extensive amount of trial and defense experience. He will protect your rights; defend your charges; and seek to get the best possible resolution in your defense. Call today for your Free Consultation with James Novak, experienced DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney in Maricopa County. The Law Office of James Novak serves cities of Tempe, Phoenix,Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, AZ Call now for your free consultation at (480) 413-1499.

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