Domestic violence defense in Phoenix, AZ Cal Mendoza Jakobe Law
A domestic violence conviction also triggers mandatory domestic violence anger management counseling, and if theres a second domestic violence conviction within a certain period of time, it may require mandatory jail time. Pick up a third DV conviction within a certain period of time and the government can charge you with Aggravated Domestic Violence, which is a class 5 felony. Offenses classified as felonies may carry prison time depending on a number of individual factors, but jail is usually part of the punishment.
Most Domestic Violence offenses begin with a simple argument that turns heated. Maybe someone throws something out of anger; another person punches the wall damaging their *own* property throws or breaks a cell phone. Theres shouting and a neighbor overhears and the police are called. Both parties are interviewed but usually, only one is taken to jail and charged with a crime. After tempers have calmed down, and anger has subsided as most situations do, usually the victim in the situation does not want to press charges and even communicates that to the State.