Criminal Law Blog

Arizona Domestic Violence Laws

What is Domestic Violence? Under Arizona law, “Domestic Violence” (“DV”) is not a crime, it is an enhancement. It is vital for you to understand “Domestic” and “Violence” are separate words. “Domestic” is defined by the relationship. DV enhancements are proscribed through A.R.S. §13-3601(A) and described as “relationships” between the defendant and...
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Arizona Rights Restoration

Motion to Set Aside conviction?  Isn’t this just an “Expungement?” To answer this question we need to peel back a few layers. 1) Type of Conviction: In Arizona, a person can be convicted of a Misdemeanor or a Felony (or a combination of the two). A misdemeanor is a crime...
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Self-Defense Laws in Arizona

Assaulting another person is prohibited under Arizona law. However, physical force may be justified in certain circumstances, such as self-defense and crime prevention. If you’ve acted in self-defense and have been charged with a crime, you should retain a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Goldman...
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