Phoenix Domestic Violence Criminal Damage Defense Attorney
Criminal Damage Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
In Phoenix, most incidents of Domestic Violence Criminal Damage are committed by the co-owner of the damaged property or the husband or wife of the owner of the property. As most people know, Arizona is a community property state which in a nutshell means that most property owned by one spouse is also owned by the husband or wife.
What most people don't realize, however, is that you can be charged with Domestic Violence Criminal Damage regardless of your community property rights in the item that was damaged or defaced. Arizona law clearly permits prosecutors to charge individuals in Phoenix with domestic violence criminal damage under these circumstances - prosecutors seldom hesitate in doing so.
Domestic Violence Criminal Damage Law in Phoenix
A recurring theme in many Phoenix domestic violence criminal damage cases involves individuals charged with the crime because they punched a wall or threw a phone across the room when their anger boiled over. Even though many of these individuals took their aggression out in this manner to avoid loosing their composure and committing an assault, they are nevertheless charged with domestic violence criminal damage. In Phoenix, it makes no difference if you are the only one paying the mortgage and your spouse is not contributing financially to this bills - you can and will be charged with domestic violence criminal damage if you damage your own property.
As a former Phoenix domestic violence prosecutor, Joshua S. Davidson understands the frustration that overwhelms you when charged with a crime for damaging what is essentially your own property. Fortunately, he also has the legal abilities to maximize your chances of avoiding a conviction in these circumstances. If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence criminal damage in Phoenix, you need an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer like Joshua S. Davidson fighting for your rights.
Criminal damage is defines under Arizona law as recklessly:
1. Defacing or damaging property of another person; or
2. Tampering with property of another person so as substantially to impair its function or value; or
3. Tampering with the property of a utility.
4. Parking any vehicle in such a manner as to deprive livestock of access to the only reasonably available water.
5. Drawing or inscribing a message, slogan, sign or symbol that is made on any public or private building, structure or surface, except the ground, and that is made without permission of the owner. (A.R.S. 13-1602)
The definition of "property of another" is property in which any person other than the defendant has an interest, including community property and other property in which the defendant also has an interest. (A.R.S. 13-1601)
Phoenix Criminal Damage Lawyer
When charged or arrested for domestic violence criminal damage, it is critical that you consult a seasoned Phoenix criminal damage attorney immediately. An experienced Phoenix domestic violence criminal damage defense lawyer like Joshua S. Davidson will fight for you and put his experience as a former felony prosecutor to work for you. He is a Phoenix criminal damage attorney who will seek the best possible outcome for your case and protect your rights.
Joshua S. Davidson is an aggressive domestic violence defense lawyer who represents clients charged with criminal damage in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact him today.