Domestic violence is a very troubling issue across Arizona; there is no doubt about that. However, it is also an issue that can be very difficult to address. After all, there are situations in which a violent or physical response is accidental, necessary or fabricated. Unfortunately, people are often quick to condemn an alleged offender, and they often demand the harshest penalties possible.
Situations involving accusations of domestic abuse can be especially heated. Both the accuser and the accused can be scared, angry, aggressive, combative and sometimes impaired by drugs or alcohol.