Domestic Violence Charges

At JacksonWhite, we know what it takes to get
back on track and minimize the impact of a domestic violence charge.

There are a variety of charges related to domestic violence in Arizona, including threatening and intimidating, disorderly conduct, assault and battery.

Some of these charges may seem more serious than others, but no matter what domestic violence charge you may be facing, it’s important to know that with the right legal team, you can make sure that your case doesn’t negatively impact your life any more than it has to.

Arizona courts have made changes in the recent past to make domestic violence laws stronger, and there is greater motivation in the legal system to punish those who have been accused of domestic violence.

Because of this, there’s never been a more important time to have the right domestic violence attorney on your side.

At JacksonWhite, we understand the importance of having the best approach to your case, that’s why our lawyers dedicate as much time and as many resources as needed to ensure you have the best defense in court.

Don’t let a domestic violence charge ruin your life. We’ve helped hundreds of domestic violence defendants in Phoenix get successful outcomes to their cases. We can help you next.

Call (480) 467-4370 now for your free case review.

Punishments for Domestic Violence

If convicted of a domestic violence charge, you may face any number of legal penalties. A conviction can lead to:

  • jail or prison time
  • probation and other restrictions
  • court-mandated domestic violence classes
  • restrictions on communication with victim
  • surcharges and significant fines
  • loss of gun rights
  • loss of custody or visitation rights

The severity of the punishments depends on the nature of your case. When you call for your free case review, one of our experienced lawyers – Jeremy Geigle or John Dosdall – will clearly explain what you can expect to expect for your charges, and you’ll get a better idea of the result of a domestic violence conviction.

There’s no obligation to continue from there, but if you’re interested in retaining one of our attorneys, they’ll get to work.


Are you facing domestic violence charges?

We can help. Our attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience, and we know what it takes to get successful case results.

Call us for your free case review at (480) 467-4370

How We Can Help with Your Domestic Violence Case

With all our clients, we work toward the best available legal outcome. In many cases, this could be a dismissed case, reduced charge or lesser penalties. Many times, this reduction in penalties or charges can make all the difference in the way a conviction affects your life.

If, for example, you’re facing a felony charge, having that charge reduced to a misdemeanor means you can avoid becoming a felon, which can make it much more difficult to get the work, school or living arrangement you need.

At JacksonWhite, our case results speak for themselves. Our talented attorneys and legal team work diligently to obtain the best potential results for our clients.

Here’s a look at some of our most recent domestic violence case results:

  • Client #1: one count domestic violence, one count disorderly conduct
  • Our results: domestic violence charge dropped, anger management class ordered instead
  • Client #2: one count domestic violence
  • Our results: case dismissed
  • Client #3: one count domestic violence, one count criminal damage
  • Our results: diversion program and domestic violence class

View more of our recent case results here.

What Determines Domestic Violence in Arizona?

When responding to a domestic violence call, police must take at least one person into custody if they have any reason to believe that the situation warrants such a response. They rarely care about who started the argument or who called the cops; they are simply there to evaluate the situation and will make decisions based on what they see.

In Arizona, domestic violence can be charged when:

  • the victim and defendant are married, were married or reside in the same home
  • the victim and defendant have a child in common
  • the victim or defendant is pregnant by the other party
  • the victim is related to defendant by blood or the defendant’s spouse by blood or court order

If the relationship between the defendant and victim is over, the courts will consider the type and length of the situation, as well as the frequency of interaction between the two parties and how long has passed since the relationship was terminated.

Crimes that constitute domestic violence can range from sex crimes, assault, battery, disorderly conduct, murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment, stalking, violating a restraining order, preventing the use of a telephone, intimidation, harassment, and child abuse.

It’s Possible to Have Your Penalties Reduced


The difference between a successful outcome and one that is not often comes down to the attorney. With the right attorney and legal team, you have a much better chance of minimizing your penalties and the impact of your charge.

At JacksonWhite, we routinely secure reduced charges and dismissed case for our clients. We strive to obtain the best results and our familiarity with the court system allows us to have a high success rate in all areas of criminal defense.

To see how we can help you, we invite you to call our office for your free case review. One of our attorneys will review your information and help you make a decision on moving forward with your case. There’s on obligation, and we look forward to offering our assistance.


Call (480) 467-4370 now for your free consultation.


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