Navajo County Domestic Violence Attorney
Consequences of Domestic Violence Charges
Being charged with domestic violence places your future in jeopardy. Depending on the nature of the alleged offense, you may be sent to jail or prison, as well as being placed on a lengthy probation and being required to take part in anger management classes or therapy. Perhaps most importantly, you can lose custody of your children in a divorce and your career could suffer from having a criminal record. When you have so much at stake, come to Williams Law Group for help. Our background includes service as a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and defense on thousands of misdemeanor and felony charges. We have even represented clients whose cases were the subject of national media coverage. A Navajo County criminal defense attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you today to discuss a strategy for protecting your rights.
Domestic violence consists of criminal activity perpetrated against a family member, such as a spouse, romantic partner or even a roommate. Such incidents can easily get out of control and lead to disastrous consequences, so the police will respond to a domestic violence call from the victim or a neighbor immediately. They will nearly always make an arrest and put the suspect in jail for at least 24 hours, but they do not always arrest the right person.
Domestic Violence Lawyer in Navajo County
For example, if the other party was the instigator, destroying your property or engaging in disorderly conduct, and you admit that you applied restraint to prevent further damage, you could be charged with assault. Exercising your right to remain silent is in your best interests. Whether you are accused of a physical attack, harassment,
criminal trespass or any other domestic violence offense, you must exercise caution to abide by the terms of the
order of protection against you, as you will face severe penalties for violating the order even if the alleged victim has expressed a desire to see you.
Contact a Navajo County domestic violence lawyer
when you face such serious charges and want to have someone on your side advocating for your rights.