Domestic Violence Article


Victim's Bill of Rights

Under the Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Sec. 2.1, victims are:

  • to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity;
  • to be informed, upon request, when the accused/convicted person is released/escaped
  • to be present at and to be informed of all criminal proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present;
  • to be informed of victim's constitutional rights;
  • to be heard at any proceeding involving a post-arrest release decision, a negotiated plea, and sentencing;
  • to a speedy trial and prompt and final conclusion of the case;
  • to refuse an interview request by the defendant, the defendant's attorney;
  • to confer with the prosecution;
  • to read pre-sentence reports when they are available to the defendant;
  • to ensure the protection of victim's rights;
  • to receive prompt restitution;
  • to be heard at any proceeding when any post-conviction release is being considered.

The Crime Victim's Rights for adult offenses can be found at A.R.S. sections 13-4401 to 4439

The Crime Victim's Rights for juvenile offenses can be found at A.R.S. sections 8-381 to 421

If you would like more information about Victim's Rights or you think your rights have been violated, you can contact the Arizona Office of the Attorney General Victim's Rights Enforcement Officer online .


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QUESTIONS

  • I'm 29 citizen of phoenix az. I have been thru a violent abused on my age of 8.9.10. Thru 16 . My dad was a domestic violence and and my mom let him violence fighting like I was another man, not his son.i help them with my five brothers younger, and clean up everithing . My dad was a violent person he have record even in mexico. Too violent with me and discriminate of been gay and much more staff. Do I have a right. He never help me . Never do nothing for me. He trough me from his house having no place to go after a remodel everithing. And didn't pay me nothing,can I take them to court for thi
  • I have been married for almost 11 years with 5 children ages 7 and under. I have been a stay at home mother for almost 8 years, have been attending school full time at home for the past 3 years and have plans to continue until I've reached my doctorate, which will take approx another 5 years. I found out my husband is being unfaithful and I want a separation but he won't agree to one, so I'd like a divorce. Is there a way I can get him to leave our home we own while I'm dealing with finding an attorney and filing? He won't be happy/nice if he knows. He won't let me let me leave with the kids.
  • My husband was arrested after an arrangement we had we got kinda loud so the next door neighbor called the cops when they arrive my husband was already packed up and out the door he didnt put his hands on me but he did break the phone. I told the cops I didnt want him arrested. Why would they still take him and how can I get him out ASAP
  • Who can serve a protective order in Arizona?
  • We just found out that my sister-in-law is being physically abused by her new husband. She refuses to call the police because he says he will kill her and her family. Can we call the police and what is the likelihood he will be arrested, held and for how long? She fears he will be worse when he is released.
  • I had to leave a rental property because of an order of protection. The problem is that I had already paid in full the hole lease in advance. The law states that he is supposed to refund my money in case of a domestic violence issue. I have not received any money from him or the return of my security deposit either and he is refusing to pay me. What do I do to get my money he owes me back?
  • Our 16 year old son became aggressive after a shopping outing and began beating up my wife taking her to the ground. We are wondering what legal options we have since the answer we are getting from all agencies is that we just have to deal with it and work it out ourselves. We are looking for help of any kind including juvenile detention or detainment in a health facility. I am afraid to leave the house if our son is there and afraid of what he might do in the middle of the night since he has uttered death threats.
  • My mother recently tried to punch me and when she did so I blocked it and pushed her off of me, she says that I am legally obliged to let her discipline me as my parent, is this true?
  • my wife and i were both charged with domestic violence and both got 3 years probation. We are currently getting divorced and are wondering if at the termination of our probation can we get this charge expunged from our records?
  • After enduring years of abuse broken neck, stabbing, multiple other injuries my husband inflicted on my body now paralysi . He's called Chandler police filed false reports I'm always charged w/no evidence he broke my neck son called 911 i was put in jail when I didn't do anything. past 2 years Chandler PD & Marok charged me w/29 false allegations He cleared out all my accounts. So self rep family ct.Hiding behind false haress. inj.HE MADE $5MILL$ IN STOCKS 201 keep me away financial info. ***JUST NOTIFIED I'VE BEEN INDICTED FOR ARSON DANGEROUS FELONY IN FEDERAL. t COURT ON FRIDAY APRIL 22ND

STORIES

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  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

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