Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic violence isn’t just something that occurs at home when there’s a fight. You can be brought up on domestic violence charges for something that happens at work too. Remember, “domestic violence” is not a crime. It is an allegation or enhancement to a criminal act, such as assault or intimidation. It creates a much more [...]

By | 2016-10-20T09:36:49+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Does Domestic Violence Impact Children?

An accusation of domestic violence can turn your world upside down for everyone in your family. If you’re in a dispute or a divorce process with your spouse or co-parent, and you are accused of domestic violence, the impacts to your children can also be significant. Your immediate access to your family home will be [...]

By | 2016-09-01T09:10:40+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Collateral Damage After a Conviction|Comments Off on Does Domestic Violence Impact Children?

When is Domestic Violence a Felony?

Domestic violence is a difficult but important issue. Due to a number of high-profile cases, especially in sports, domestic violence has been getting more attention than ever. Crimes of domestic violence are highly visible and often criminally enforced. In cases involving strangulation or serious physical injury, the consequences of domestic violence can be serious for [...]

By | 2016-07-21T09:31:54+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on When is Domestic Violence a Felony?

Domestic Violence in Arizona

Domestic violence in Arizona is a serious allegation. As with all states, Arizona has a particular set of laws that dictate what penalties apply in these situations. With domestic violence being reported at an alarming rate, it is more important than ever to understand how Arizona defines domestic violence legally, and how to proceed if [...]

By | 2016-06-16T11:27:41+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence in Arizona

Domestic Violence Charges have YOU Down? Here’s What To Do

Sometimes disputes can get a little (or a lot) out of hand. Other times, there was never a dispute to begin with. Stories can be spun in every which way to place you in a false light. So, what exactly should you do if your "dispute" turns into a domestic violence charge? Read on to [...]

By | 2016-06-02T15:00:26+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence Charges have YOU Down? Here’s What To Do

FALSE CONFESSIONS: How Speaking to Police Can Ruin Your Life!

Why were you speaking with the police in the first place? You rarely (I mean winning the lottery rare) will convince an officer of your innocence. If you ask any attorney, the first things they say are “DON’T TALK TO POLICE” and “DON’T CONSENT TO A SEARCH.” Yet the majority of people they contact eventually [...]

By | 2016-05-19T13:00:52+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Criminal Procedure, Criminal Sentencing, Legal Advice|Comments Off on FALSE CONFESSIONS: How Speaking to Police Can Ruin Your Life!

Domestic Violence – A Belated Valentine’s Day Gift

Every day, I am contacted by someone charged with, or recently arrested for domestic violence. Arrests for DV crimes always increase around the holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. Crimes involving domestic violence are one of a handful of select criminal acts that are politically charged and closely followed by advocate groups. As a result, many police [...]

By | 2016-04-11T13:30:21+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence – A Belated Valentine’s Day Gift

Domestic Violence: Always In The News…

Domestic Violence is a crime that can cross any demographic. And although we normally think of domestic violence as something that might happen to your friends or your family, it  even happens to celebrities. Twenty years ago it was Robin Givens beaten by Mike Tyson. A few years ago, Chris Brown beat Rihanna. Charlie Sheen [...]

By | 2015-12-21T16:15:45+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: Always In The News…

Probation: A Babysitter With Real Teeth

You know you are in trouble. You spent months worrying about the outcome of your criminal case. And now, you have finally received a plea offer that allows you to serve a term of probation as a condition of your sentence. Rarely does your attorney or the judge explain what that really means. MISDEMEANOR PROBATION When [...]

By | 2015-12-14T15:20:08+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Probation|Comments Off on Probation: A Babysitter With Real Teeth

Domestic Violence: The Unforeseen Consequences

Without fail, every relationship has it rough points. In the good old days, an argument would occur between the husband and wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, or parents and their children. And, the argument would end with no one the worse for wear, police not being involved, and one party sleeping at a hotel or with a friend, [...]

By | 2015-11-30T18:30:19+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: The Unforeseen Consequences