Previous posts on this blog have talked about how even a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence can have far-reaching consequences on a person's personal and professional.
Even if a person can manage to avoid jail time, they will likely have strict terms of probation that include expensive counseling and a no-contact order. Perhaps more importantly, even for first-time offenders, other laws kick in to play so that an Arizona resident may, for example, lose his or her right to have a gun and may have a hard time seeing his or her children in an unsupervised setting.
Furthermore, employers and others take domestic violence convictions very seriously and may take adverse action, even if they would not have done so had the person involved been accused of some other offense.
For all of these reasons and others, our law office believes that those accused of domestic abuse should have the strongest defense possible to the charges against them. These sorts of charges are often one person's word against that of the other, which can make it very hard on a person who is accused of domestic violence to prove that they did not in fact do what they are accused of.
When taking on a domestic violence case, we are well aware of the serious and life-altering consequences our clients face. As a result, we investigate each and every case thoroughly, which will include vetting the credibility of the person who made the accusation. We also will help our own clients tell their stories to the judge or jury should they decide that is in their best interests.