Not surprisingly, domestic violence has increased in Phoenix as more people remain home during the coronavirus pandemic. A recent report noted that The Phoenix Police Department dispatched officers to 3,587 domestic violence calls in March as travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders were implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19. The first week in April resulted in an increase of over 15% compared to the same time last year. Undoubtedly, the increase in domestic violence complaints and arrests has been a consequence of people being out of work, unable to travel, remaining at home longer together and having their daily routines disrupted. Other factors may include financial pressures caused unemployment and increased consumption of alcohol and drugs as people have more idle time on their hands.
Domestic violence in Arizona generally includes people who have a child in common, married couples, individuals involved in dating relationships or people who live together. Crimes which can be classified as domestic violence involve:
Even though these times represent special circumstances, police and prosecutors will take a hardline approach to protect people who they believe are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are aggressively prosecuted and can result in mandatory probation, counseling classes, jail or prison terms. If you have been arrested for, or charged with a domestic violence offense, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as domestic violence cases often involve particular evidentiary issues which are specific to these class of offenses.
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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. Mr. Kimble represents people who have been charged with domestic violence offenses in Maricopa County Superior Court, Pinal County Superior Court and in cities throughout the greater Phoenix area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Goodyear, Surprise, Buckeye, Apache Junction, etc.
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