Domestic Violence


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 What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence involves alleged acts of abuse or violence between family members, individuals who live together, or people involved in an intimate relationship. A person can also be charged with domestic violence for threatening to harm, abusing or inflict violence upon another.

Convictions for domestic violence offenses carry severe penalties including probation, jail or, in certain situations, prison. At a minimum, you risk losing important civil rights such as the ability to own or possession a firearm. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it's extremely important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented thousands of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with domestic violence.

Historically, people associated domestic violence as a crime that occurred between spouses or people who are intimately involved. However, domestic violence can involve children, siblings, parents, grandparents, and co-habitants. Moreover, domestic violence is not limited to acts of physical abuse. Under Arizona law, domestic violence can include, but is not limited to the following offenses:

  • Abuse of a Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse                                                               
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Custodial Interference
  • Dangerous Crimes against Children
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Endangerment
  • Harassment
  • Interfering with Judicial Proceedings
  • Kidnapping or Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Threatening and Intimidating

Felony Domestic Violence

Any domestic violence offense can be elevated from a misdemeanor to a more serious felony charge if it is determined to be Aggravated Domestic Violence. Domestic violence becomes “aggravated” domestic violence if:

  • A person, within a period of eighty four months commits a third or subsequent violation of a domestic violence offense.

Specifically, a person will be charged under Arizona law with Aggravated Domestic Violence if they are a repeat offender, regardless of the offense they have committed.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Phoenix

The penalties for a domestic violence conviction will depend largely on the circumstances of the arrest. In general, a person convicted of domestic violence will face time in jail or prison, fines, restitution to the victim, probation, mandatory behavioral counseling, community service and more. Educational, employment and housing opportunities can be forfeited. Moreover, in cases involving a weapon, serious bodily injury or violence towards a minor people convicted of domestic violence will face even harsher penalties.


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Raymond Kimble is a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer with vast experience in Arizona domestic violence laws. Mr. Kimble has successfully defended clients who have been charged domestic violence that includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. Mr. Kimble is also able to help with domestic violence cases that include child and elder abuse, as well as associated criminal charges, such as sexual assault, kidnapping, assault, homicide, etc.

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