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Category: Domestic Violence

What Is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Abuse?

April 27, 2020 | Domestic Violence

Domestic disputes can escalate into actions that meet the definition of crimes under Arizona’s criminal statutes. Someone involved in a domestic spat could ultimately commit domestic violence or abuse and face criminal charges. In Arizona, state law charges both types as the same crime: domestic violence. Domestic violence is a serious crime in Arizona with… read more

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What Happens If I Plead No Contest to Domestic Violence?

April 20, 2020 | Domestic Violence

If the police arrest you for domestic violence in Arizona, one of the most important legal processes involved in your case will be the arraignment. This is the initial hearing, in which the courts will state the official charges brought against you. At your arraignment, you will also have the opportunity to enter how you… read more

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Arizona Domestic Violence Statistics

April 13, 2020 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse are common crimes throughout the US. Every day, thousands of adults and children suffer domestic abuse. Domestic violence can refer to many types of offenses committed against members of the defendant’s household or someone with which the defendant has a personal, familial or romantic relationship. All 50 states track domestic violence… read more

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Reported Rise of Domestic Violence Calls to Police During COVID-19

April 13, 2020 | Domestic Violence

Police say they have seen an increase in calls reporting domestic violence over the past few weeks. The restrictions put in place to try slowing down the spread of the virus has resulted in most Americans confined to their homes for weeks now. The economic impact of these measures has been felt by the vast… read more

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Arizona Domestic Violence Laws

April 6, 2020 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime frequently alleged in Arizona. Many cases involve false accusations. Others are domestic disputes that get out of control, after which the person who called the police may try to take back the accusation. After calling the police about alleged domestic violence, however, the state will have jurisdiction over the case… read more

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