Domestic Violence

In today’s episode Chuck explains the domestic violence label on criminal charges in Arizona. He goes over what cases it appears on and what it could mean.

Domestic Violence Transcript

Hi, How are you tonight?

Hey, listen. I want to talk a little bit about domestic violence. This isn’t a way for people to get out of domestic violence. I just want to explain, really, what it is. It is a label on a separate criminal charge.

In other words if you have a significant other that you did live with – or you are living with, and you commit a criminal damage. Let’s say you’re a guy and you take her cell phone and throw it on the ground and it breaks, that is criminal damage in and of it’s self. Because of the relationship you have with her, it has a domestic violence label on it. If you push somebody in the same situation, it becomes domestic violence labeled assault.

This is something that has the chance of losing you your gun rights. Even if you get that set aside, which is not an expungement, so you know. Arizona does not recognize expungements. So down the road you still won’t be able to possess a weapon. And in Arizona that’s a big deal.

So I want you to know that domestic violence is really a label. It can be on a misdemeanor or a felony and it has serious repercussions.

Keep in mind, if you have an issue with your significant other, whether they are a man or a woman, walk away from them. Walk out of the house, or the apartment, go away and go chill off somewhere where you aren’t going to be thinking about it and you calm down.

Somebody will get arrested if the police are called. Whether the neighbors call because you are yelling or they come for some other reason, if they show up and both parties are there, they are going to arrest one of them. They do that to separate both of you so that something worse doesn’t happen when they leave.

Anyone making a 911 call, that is what is going to happen. It will be solved by someone going to jail.

That’s my word of the day, thank you.