Finding a criminal defense attorney to represent you in a domestic violence case can be a difficult experience especially if it is your first offense or first time hiring an attorney. Domestic violence is a particularly difficult area of criminal law because there are usually a lot of strong feelings on both sides of the equation.
In many cases, however, the relationship heals before the first court appearance making the criminal case even more difficult to handle. Many jurisdictions in Arizona offer a diversion program for first time offenders if they qualify. Talking to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your options may help you best analyze your options and see if you qualify for a diversion program.