Phoenix Police Make More Domestic Violence Arrests During Stay at Home Period

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Apr 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

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:

  • 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

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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Raymond Kimble

About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.


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