Phoenix, AZ Domestic Violence Attorney
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you face a potential upheaval in your life. If the courts convict you, it could threaten your reputation, freedom, access to your children, finances and more. Fortunately for you, Christopher P. Corso, experienced Phoenix domestic violence lawyer and founder and principal owner of Corso Law Group, is an expert in dealing with domestic violence offenses.
As a former Mesa Assistant City Prosecutor, Mr. Corso solely handled offenses related to domestic violence. He also assisted in drafting a domestic violence manual. You are in great hands with representation from Attorney Christopher Corso for your alleged domestic violence offense. His experience, understanding and success with these offenses are second to none. If nothing else, you will benefit from excellent legal advice. Schedule your free consultation today at (480) 471-4616.
Why Choose Corso Law Group?
- We have an inside perspective on criminal law. Christopher P. Corso is a former prosecutor. He knows how the other side of a criminal case works and can use this to his clients’ advantage during Arizona domestic violence cases.
- We believe in the importance of working closely with clients. You will communicate directly with the attorney handling your case – not an assistant or paralegal. Our lead attorney, the lawyer overseeing the rest of the team, will be who conducts your introductory client call.
- We have a reputation for excellence in our field. We have spent years successfully representing clients during all types of criminal cases, including many domestic violence charges. We have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
How Can Domestic Violence Attorney Help?
Hiring a domestic violence criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference to your case and situation. Your lawyer can explain your rights and help you feel more confident in your position before and during a criminal trial. A lawyer can handle processes such as evidence gathering and issuing all necessary subpoenas on your behalf, while you focus on your future.
A lawyer can also create a defense strategy specifically tailored to your situation, needs and goals. The defense strategy your lawyer organizes could lead to the dismissal of any domestic violence charges against you. It could also lead to a plea deal with lesser penalties and repercussions if the courts decide to maintain the charges against you. Your lawyer can work hard to minimize the charges and penalties you might face.
Qualifying Victims for a Phoenix Domestic Violence Charge
Domestic violence is not a single crime by itself, but rather an enhancement to another criminal charge that increases the penalties if the alleged victim is someone with whom you have some type of domestic relationship; that is, someone in your family, living in your home, or with whom you are dating or have a child in common. Arizona law includes the following as “qualifying victims” for a domestic violence charge:
- Your spouse (or ex-spouse)
- Anyone you are dating or involved with romantically
- Anyone living in the household with you, now or previously
- Your child’s other parent
- A pregnant woman carrying your child
- Your or your spouse’s natural parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent
- Your child or stepchild
- Your grandparent, grandparent-in-law, step-grandparent
- Your grandchild or step-grandchild
- Your sister-in-law or brother-in-law
- Any child who is now living, or once lived, in the same household as you, or who is a blood relative of your former spouse or of anyone who has lived in the same household as you
As soon as you have reason to suspect someone might allege domestic violence against you, or as soon as someone calls the police regarding domestic violence, contact our lawyers for legal advice. We can quickly give you information about your situation and advice about what to say and what not to say upon arrest.
Crimes that May be Charged with Domestic Violence
As an enhancing charge, the state may pair domestic violence with many different crimes to try to indict you. The exact charges brought against you can determine the penalties you could face if the courts convict you. These are some crimes that are often enhanced by being charged as domestic violence:
- Disorderly conduct
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Child abuse
- Child molestation
- Criminal trespassing
- Criminal mischief
- Unlawful restraint
- Violating a protective order
No matter what crimes someone is alleging you committed in Phoenix, call a criminal defense lawyer immediately. The sooner you hire a lawyer to look out for your rights and best interests, the better for your criminal defense case. Corso Law Group handles all types of criminal defense cases in Arizona, including many different violent crimes.
Physical Contact is Not Required for a Domestic Violence Charge
You can be accused of domestic violence without actually touching the person who is accusing you, if that person feels threatened or intimidated. Since to some degree the charge hinges on the alleged victim’s perception, and because domestic disputes are typically highly emotional, a misunderstanding can get out of hand and someone may get hurt. Sometimes, a verbal disagreement becomes loud, the incident gets blown out of proportion and one person claims to have felt threatened, even though no threat was intended – resulting in a domestic violence charge. In other cases, one partner may instigate an altercation and then wrongly accuse the other.
A domestic violence conviction could change your life. Whether you committed the crime or not, you can face serious consequences. A conviction could have a major impact on your personal and professional life. Potential legal consequences of a domestic violence conviction include:
• Removal from your home
• Order of protection
• Jail time
• Court-ordered domestic violence classes
• Loss of custody or visitation with your children
• Possible deportation if you are not a citizen
• Loss of the right to possess firearms
Law enforcement takes domestic violence charges very seriously. If the police are called, someone will nearly always be arrested and charges will be filed, even if the party who made the accusation decides to rescind it. The prosecutor will often move forward with a domestic violence case, even after the alleged victim has asked that the charges be dropped.
What to Do If You Are Arrested on a Domestic Violence Charge
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence and the police are called, expect to be arrested. The police have little leeway in these matters. The allegations may or may not be true, but regardless, you should avoid trying to tell your side of the story until your lawyer is present. Statements made in the heat of the moment may be used against you. No matter how tempting it is to try to explain, do not say anything. Call a good criminal lawyer and wait quietly and cooperatively until your lawyer arrives – even if you think you did nothing wrong.
One of the many things a lawyer may be able to do for you is craft a strong defense strategy based on the facts of your case. Potential defenses against domestic violence charges include the wrong defendant, an alibi, a lying victim, insufficient evidence, accidental injury, self-defense, defense of others and police misconduct. Discuss the potential defenses available in your case, if any, with our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys today. We may be able to help you refute domestic violence charges and avoid a criminal conviction, or at least minimize the repercussions you could face. Initial consultations are always 100% confidential.
Get Legal Help in Phoenix, Arizona
Insist on your right to counsel and call Corso Law Group in Phoenix before answering any questions. Because the stakes are high, pass on the public defender. They are overworked and swamped with cases. Our Phoenix domestic violence attorneys are former prosecutors who practice criminal law exclusively. We know the ins and outs of Arizona’s criminal justice system, know the most effective defenses, and know how to deal with prosecutors to your best advantage. We will focus on your case and work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for you.
Mr. Corso has succeeded in hundreds of cases involving domestic violence. He understands every possible defense, but more importantly, he understands how to apply that knowledge to achieve success. He acknowledges this is the most difficult task. He has executed his plan successfully over and over, and that is why he was always confident when he instructed and taught other attorneys, including prosecutors. The bottom line: get in touch with him now!
Contact Our Phoenix, AZ Domestic Violence Attorneys
Do not wait to get in touch with a domestic violence defense lawyer in Phoenix, AZ. Fast action could change the outcome of the criminal case against you. Corso Law Group is available 24/7 by phone to answer calls from potential clients. Contact us today online or call (480) 471-4616 for a free consultation.