Federal Court Strikes Law Prohibiting Guns For Some Accused of Domestic Violence
For thirty years two federal laws prohibited all those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, and also those not convicted or even charged with any crime but subject to domestic violence “restraining orders” from ever possessing firearms
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part III – Asserting Victims’ Rights to Influence Outcome
Today we’ll talk about how victims may also influence the final outcomes of domestic violence criminal proceedings in Arizona, particularly in relation to a putative offer of “diversion.”
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part II – Victims’ Bill of Rights In Arizona
Today we continue, introducing you today to the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights. We discuss herein how the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights may be in some cases actually helpful to defendants whose victims do not want the defendant prosecuted or restrained. In other words, we discuss how a cooperative victim may use the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights to make her voice heard on release conditions, case management, and potentially outcome.
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part I – The Arrest, Initial Appearance & Arraignment
If you are a licensed professional, serve in the military, hold security or access clearances, or need to carry or handle a firearm for your job, domestic violence charges, even if later dismissed, can alter your career trajectory.
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part IV – Fingerprint Clearance Cards: Teachers & Nurses
Today we’re going to talk about some a common professional consequence that attach soon after arrest for a domestic violence related crime, including misdemeanors: Suspension of Fingerprint Clearance Cards.