Domestic Violence in Arizona
At Owens and Perkins, we know being charged with Domestic Violence in Arizona
can be especially frightening and involve more than just what is in the
police report. People will often falsely claim they're victims of
domestic violence to gain an upper hand in a relationship or a divorce
or child custody proceeding. Or, the police may charge a crime of domestic
violence based on minimal evidence even in situations where the alleged
victim doesn't even want charges filed.
Owens and Perkins has experienced, effective Attorneys to represent you
against domestic violence charges in Arizona. We will investigate every
aspect of your case, from interviewing eyewitnesses, and any other potential
witnesses, to reviewing any physical evidence of the alleged crime, and
will strive to evaluate the strength of the case against you and will
develop any and all potential defenses. If the victim doesn't want
to prosecute, this can create the potential for dismissal of charges in
some situations. Once our investigation is complete, we'll discuss
the likely outcomes with you, and decide together on the best way to continue.
When the State has a strong case, sometimes our strategy will be to negotiate
the best deal possible with the Prosecutor. This includes gathering evidence
in support of your defense and, if possible, seeking a deal that avoids
or reduces jail time or even avoids a criminal conviction. Such evidence
can include anything that shows the weakness of the prosecution's
case, as well as evidence of your good character.
On the other hand, if you are innocent of the charges or there are solid
defenses to the charges against you, we may advise you to go to trial.
If we choose to go to trial, one of our experienced criminal trial attorneys
will aggressively fight for you, including filing any Pre-Trial Motions
to limit evidence that may be admissible against you. We'll prepare
and present your case in the light most favorable to you.