Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

Individuals charged with domestic violence face a variety of legal and personal problems in addition to potential conviction for the crime they are charged with. If you are facing charges of domestic violence, it is critical to be aware of the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. Attorney Michael Baker has presented continuing legal education seminars to other lawyers on issues of domestic violence and the collateral consequences of such convictions.

At The Baker Law Firm, LLC in Phoenix, we provide uncompromising criminal defense representation to individuals who have been charged with domestic violence offenses in Arizona. We understand the potential for collateral consequences and will work diligently to protect your criminal record and personal reputation.

Gun Ownership Rights

If you are convicted of a domestic violence offense, you will lose your right to possess a firearm. Your domestic violence designation will be sent to the Department of Public Safety and the FBI, which will bar you from future gun ownership.

Your Ability to Get Hired

Almost all employers perform criminal background checks on potential employees and having a domestic violence offense on your record at any point in your life could hamper your ability to be hired. This can have a negative effect on your life for decades as you attempt to earn a living.

Protecting Your Rights and Reputation

By seeking alternatives to trial such as pleading to a lesser charge, our lawyers can help you limit the damage from a domestic violence charge so you can move on with your life. Call us at 602-842-0359 for an initial consultation. Or e-mail us by filling out the intake form on our Contact Us page.