Tucson Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Put a Former Prosecutor on Your Side - Strong Defense for Southern Arizona
Domestic violence is a serious accusation that can lead to serious consequences. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a Tucson criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights and freedom. Our firm was founded by a former prosecutor who has handled countless domestic violence cases. With our experience and knowledge, we can help you fight your charges and protect your future.
What Is Domestic Violence in Arizona?
Under Arizona law, domestic violence is a broad term that covers a number of acts, including and not limited to:
- Assault and/or aggravated assault
- Intimidation or threats
- Unlawful restraint
- Sexual assault
To be considered domestic violence and not just a violent crime, these acts would be committed against a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, in-law, step-relative, foster child, or other relatives by marriage or court order, as well as current and former housemates. Domestic violence includes any act that is done to cause or attempt to cause physical injury or any act that places another person in fear of imminent physical injury. It can also include an act that causes a person to reasonably believe that physical injury is imminent.
Penalties for Domestic Violence Convictions in Arizona
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you may be required to:
- Spend up to 5 years in prison(for a felony charge of domestic violence involving a pregnant spouse)
- Complete a domestic violence offender program in addition to fines and jail time (for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence)
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face serious penalties, including a permanent criminal record that would follow you wherever you go in life. The penalties you face will depend on the severity of the crime and whether you have a prior conviction for domestic violence.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges? Don't Wait to Fight Back.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need a Tucson domestic violence lawyer who understands the complex legal issues involved in domestic violence cases. As a former prosecutor and a seasoned trial attorney, our defense lawyer is well-equipped to launch a proactive, robust defense on your behalf. She is ready to fight for you with passion, integrity, and determination. Find out how our Tucson defense firm may be able to help you combat your charges and protect your future.
Contact Attorney Tamara Mulembo today at (520) 412-4707 for a consultation on starting your defense.