San Clemente, CA asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona

Q: Both parties live in CA and were arrested in Arizona for domestic violence. Both parties want to dismiss case.

Both parties submitted dismissal forms to prosecutors office and both received continuances of their hearings. What is their next move.

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Ashelee Weeks
Ashelee Weeks
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: At this point, the State is prosecuting the case. The State does not typically dismiss DV cases just because the parties do not want to aid in prosecution. The next move would be to hire an experienced Arizona attorney to handle the case, including appearing at the next court hearing, gathering the evidence and negotiating the best outcome with the prosecutor. Depending on the charges and the jurisdiction, an attorney may be able to appear on the parties' behalf.

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