Accusations of domestic violence can ruin homes, families, careers and reputations. Just ask Ross Mirkarimi. One week after Mirkarimi became the sheriff of San Francisco, he found himself in one of his own jails on domestic violence accusations. Mirkarimi is disputing the charges and is planning on fighting them. Since the incident Mirkarimi’s wife said she has no complaints with her husband, stating it was just a private “family matter” and the incident was “completely taken out of context”.
If convicted, Ross Mirkarimi faces a $400 fine and three years probation. He would also be the only sheriff in California prohibited from carrying a gun.
Criminal Defense Cases
Criminal defense cases involving domestic violence accusations in Phoenix, Arizona, can be very complex. Like in the example above, the wife is now stating that things are fine at home and it was all just a misunderstanding. Some people might see that as a reason to believe charges will be dropped and that they have no reason to worry. This is simply not the case and you could still be facing serious legal consequences down the road.
It is very important for anyone accused of a violent crime against another person (domestic violence, physical assault, assault, etc.) to make sure they understand the severity of their charges before appearing in court. Usually these domestic violence and assault crimes are committed in private, meaning no one is there to act as a third-party witness. It becomes a he-said, she-said battle. Make sure to protect yourself against invalid claims by hiring a criminal defense attorney mesa az who knows the questions to ask and how to achieve the best end-results for your case.
Arizona Domestic Violence Law
Mesa criminal defense attorney Charlie Naegle has extensive experience with Arizona domestic violence lawand will provide you with an individualized and comprehensive assessment of your case before you even commit to hire. Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys works with individuals in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Scottsdale and Glendale with offices in Mesa, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona for convenient access across the Phoenix metropolitan area.
For more information or to schedule your free, confidential, 24/7 consultation, call 480-245-5550 immediately.