An attorney is an integral part of helping you stop domestic violence

Arizona has broad and aggressive laws when it comes to prosecuting domestic violence abuse cases.

Many people think of domestic abuse as a physical confrontation between two family members; it is actually much more than that.  All that is required for a domestic violence dispute is if there is a qualifying victim.  That can include a spouse, child, parent, an elderly relative, or a sibling.

Domestic violence is much more than a physical altercation.  It can include threats and intimidation, stalking, kidnapping, economic deprivation, trespassing and harassment, assault with a deadly weapon, and many other situations.

Retaining a highly experienced domestic violence abuse lawyer is especially important because state law does not allow a victim to drop charges.  The case will be prosecuted unless the district attorney decides they do not want to press charges.  This action must be approved by a judge.

Because domestic violence cases are among the most emotionally charged types of cases, a domestic violence abuse lawyer will be able to remove the emotional component on their client’s behalf, allowing for clear-headed thinking that will take the best interests of the client into account.

A lawyer can assist victims of domestic violence in many ways.

Emergency protective orders – A victim can apply for protection from abuse in an official capacity.

Restraining order – When the threat of physical violence exists, an attorney can help secure a restraining order to temporarily keep an individual from approaching or contacting the person specified in the restraining order.

Custody or spousal support orders – These may be issued or modified to further protect family members.

Address Confidentiality Program – A lawyer can assist a victim by helping them get a substitute address to shield their location.

Dwane Cates Law Group proudly serves the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa and surrounding Arizona communities.