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Domestic violence is a designation that is tacked on to certain Arizona crimes. Domestic violence occurs if the victim of a crime has one of the following relationships to the accused offender:

  1. Marriage or former marriage or of persons residing or having resided in the same household
  2. Child in common
  3. Victim is pregnant by the accused
  4. Victim is related to the accused by blood or the accused’s spouse by blood, or a court order, as a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister or by marriage as a parent-in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepparent, step-grandparent, stepchild, step-grandchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law
  5. Romantic or sexual relationship

When You’re Convicted of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence convictions require a domestic violence offender treatment program and, in many jurisdictions, a domestic violence impact panel. Domestic violence convictions get “stacked” on your criminal record, and punishments get more severe with each conviction. Domestic violence can be a felony.

Former domestic violence prosecutor Ryan J. Stevens employs a comprehensive defense to every domestic violence case. Mr. Stevens aggressively protects the rights of his clients throughout every step of a domestic violence prosecution all the while seeking to ensure a non-recurrence of domestic violence charges.