Criminal Lawyer in Surprise, AZ
In Arizona, there is no actual charge of domestic violence. DV is a classification of a charge, based on your relationship to the victim. If you are charged with assault or disorderly conduct, and the charge is classified as domestic violence, it is based on the alleged relationship you have to the listed victim in the case. A conviction for a charge categorized as domestic violence carries mandatory minimum sentencing in Arizona; including a fine/assessment and 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Such convictions may also have collateral consequences to your employment, ability to have firearms, and ability to rent an apartment. Do not hesitate in contacting an attorney as soon as you are charged with any crime, especially one classified as DV. There are steps your attorney may take early in the case that can impact your case.