Tempe Domestic Violence Lawyers

McPhie Law is Ready to Protect Your Rights

Have you been accused of domestic violence? The state of Arizona takes these cases very seriously and provides serious consequences for those who are convicted. If you have been charged, then it is essential that you seek experienced, aggressive counsel ready to take proactive steps on your behalf.

At McPhie Law, our award-winning and industry-recognized legal team of Tempe domestic violence attorneys are well-acquainted with the challenges the accused face in these matters. No matter what the circumstances of our clients' case may be, we work diligently to ensure that they are afforded every consideration they deserve before our justice system.

It is critical that you start exploring your defense options as soon as possible. Contact us today to start the process.

Domestic Violence Charges in Arizona

State statute ARS 13-3601 defines domestic violence in Arizona This offense can take many forms, but there are added considerations when it is suspected that the crime was perpetrated against someone in the suspect's household.

A crime can be considered "domestic violence" when the alleged victim is:

  • A current or former spouse
  • A current or former romantic partner
  • A child of the suspect
  • A child of the suspect's former spouse or romantic partner
  • Any family member (sibling, grandparent, in-laws, etc.)
  • Any person that resides with the victim (such as a roommate)

It's important to keep in mind that, contrary to popular belief, domestic violence charges cannot be "dropped" by the alleged victim. It is up to law enforcement and prosecutors to make this kind of decision, regardless of the opinions those involved in the incident. To learn more about your charges, what specific penalties you might be facing, and what our firm can do to navigate your case to the best possible outcome, call us today.

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At McPhie Law, our Gilbert criminal defense attorneys take the time to personally invest effort, energy, and resources to every client we represent. From visiting clients in their home to keeping them informed about any developments in their case, our clients are the reason why we do what we do.


Because we know and understand the common tactics used by prosecutors, we are often able to use our unique insight to help give you the upper-hand. With knowledge of both sides of the fence, we know how to find holes in the prosecution’s case and challenge evidence. Simply put, we have the skills needed to combat the allegations made against you so you can move on with your life.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Former Deputy County
    Attorney (specifically
    trained in felony cases)
  • Formerly assigned as the Senior Prosecutor in the highest volume DUI court in Maricopa County
  • More than 1,000
    criminal cases handled
  • Experienced in all
    levels of court
  • Affordable payment
    plans available
  • Free consultations
    (and in-home
    visits, at request)