Domestic Violence in Scottsdale is normally classified as a misdemeanor and may not carry prison time as part of sentencing. Aggravated Domestic Violence, however, is classified as a felony and will result in a prison sentence. Misdemeanor Domestic Violence charges are elevated to the felony level if the person is facing domestic violence charges and has at least 1 prior conviction of domestic violence.
Aggravated Domestic Violence
The penalties associated with an Aggravated Domestic Violence conviction can be quite severe. Ranging from a class 2 to a class 5 felony, conviction could mean several years or even life in prison, fines of up to $150,00 just for the lower class felony conviction, additional sentences such as probation, community service, counseling, and possible loss of right to bear arms and right to vote.
Upon conviction of Aggravated Domestic Violence a second or third time within 7 years of the first conviction, penalties become much more severe. The possibility for probation, pardon, or reduction of sentencing is removed until a mandatory jail time of 4 or 8 months is served.
As you can see, being charged with Domestic Violence or Aggravated Domestic Violence can lead to harsh punishment that will negatively affect the rest of your life. Don’t fight this battle alone. Contact The Naegle Law Firm today. We are experienced in defending domestic violence cases and we are committed to protecting your rights.
Contact Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys at 480-245-5550.