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Domestic Violence Archives

What happens when an alleged victim recants?

Domestic violence is a difficult issue because the parties involved share a close relationship with one another. If you stand accused of domestic violence in Arizona, you may wonder what will happen if the alleged victim recants his or her previous statements and stops cooperating with authorities.

Supreme Court ruling paves way for new trial

People in Arizona who are accused of serious crimes should always be able to trust that they will have the ability to fairly defend themselves. This is a basic tenet of and right granted by the legal and criminal justice system. This right manifests itself in many ways including the ability to appeal decisions to higher courts. In a current case, a recent decision handed down by the Arizona Supreme Court may offer one defendant a completely new trial.

Diversion check court date delayed

While people in Arizona who have been arrested and charged with criminal offenses may not necessarily look forward to their court dates, they also may want to have justice served sooner rather than later so that they can move forward with their lives. For one young man in Arizona, this is taking longer than he had originally expected. 

Reviewing the issue of false accusations

Dealing with accusations of domestic violence can be extremely difficult. When one denies such charges, most in Scottsdale may simply roll their eyes, assuming that is what anyone (whether he or she was guilty or innocent) would say in response to such an allegation. That assumption no doubt comes from people supposing that alleged victims of domestic violence would not report an offense if one had not occurred in the first place. Yet false accusations of domestic violence are not unheard of. 

Reviewing firearm restrictions tied to restraining orders

When you are involved in a romantic or intimate relationship with another in Scottsdale, the proverbial line between love and hate can be razor thin. You may have already seen this yourself if you have been involved in an altercation with your partner. Like many of those that we here at the Ramos Law Firm have worked with in the past, you may have recently been blindsided by being served a restraining order following such an incident. While the restrictions that such orders place on the proximity that you must maintain with your partner are typically quite clear, the same may not be said on how such an order inhibits your right to own a firearm. 

Understanding a restraining order

Discovering that one is in the center of a restraining order can certainly be frightening. For one, the incident itself may present gray areas, making them difficult to untangle; secondly, a restraining order can place a black mark on one's reputation. What do these types of orders mean, exactly, and how can Arizona residents deal with the process?

What to do when you are served with a TRO

In Arizona, a temporary restraining order protects someone from being harmed by another. It is typically sought by victims of domestic abuse and bars an abuser from making contact or being within a certain distance of the protected persons. Unfortunately, it is also sometimes used as a weapon in a divorce or custody battle, either as a bargaining chip or means of punishment. If you have been served a TRO barring you from contact with your spouse, partner or children, the most important thing you can do is to take action.

Can a restraining order impact your life?

When Arizona couples go through a divorce, things may not always go as planned. For example, you may find yourself on the end of a restraining order that you don't feel is deserved. Unfortunately for you, these restraining orders can have a large impact on the rest of your life even outside of your marriage.

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