If you are facing criminal charges or think that you might be under investigation for a domestic violence crime in Phoenix, the most important advice I can give as a criminal defense attorney is to know your rights. If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent if questioned by police. You are only required to provide police with your name, address and birthday. Aside from that information, there are no other questions that you need to answer. Instead, politely let the police officer know that you would like to speak with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney first. Let the attorney do the talking. It can be detrimental to your domestic violence case if you try to take matters into your own hands and answer police questions on your own.
By taking advantage of the protection that Arizona law offers to criminal defendants accused of domestic violence, it is possible for you to lessen the severity of the charges against you. Furthermore, make sure to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. In order for you to be found guilty, the prosecutor must provide sufficient evidence in court. As a result, it is critical that you consult with a domestic violence attorney – especially if you believe that you have been wrongfully accused. For more information, or to schedule a FREE consultation with one of JacksonWhite’s criminal defense attorneys, call (480) 467-4370. Consultations can be held at our various locations throughout the Valley, including Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.