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Phoenix Police Officer accused of Beating Wife

By Skupin Law Group, PLLC  Nov. 12, 2013 9:20a

A birthday celebration went wrong recently when a Phoenix couple landed in jail. Patrol Officer A.S. and his wife, D.S., were both arrested in a domestic violence incident. D.S. stated that she had thrown a birthday party for her husband but the two had got into a verbal argument during the party. The couple went home after the party where they apparently continued the argument. Things escalated and the officer's wife says he held her down and punched her several times in the face. Pictures show that she has a large bruise on her forehead. She bit her husband's fingers in an attempt to get him to stop and leave her alone. Things apparently calmed down later in the evening and that is when D.S. said she felt she could safely call 911 without her husband knowing. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrived and took both spouses into custody. Reports do not state if D.S. was later released but A.S. was placed on paid administrative leave while the case against him is being investigated by authorities.

Do you need help with a domestic violence issue?

Contact a family lawyer right away if you have been the victim of domestic violence. These cases can be emotionally difficult for those in need of help and it is crucial that your safety is protected immediately. State laws describe domestic violence as any incident where a member of a household commits assault, battery, stalking, harassment or other dangerous crime against another member of the same household. Domestic violence cases can also involve former spouses, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends and other such individuals. You have legal rights in such cases and an attorney may be able to help ensure that those rights—as well as your personal safety—are protected.

Phoenix Divorce Attorney for Domestic Violence Cases

An attorney with us at the Skupin Law Group, PLLC has successfully represented clients in cases involving domestic violence. We fully understand the difficult and often frightening situation domestic abuse victims find themselves in and we work hard to protect our client. Petitioning for an Order of Protection (also known as a restraining order) is one immediate step that should be taken in an effort to prevent an abuser or attacker from making contact with you or coming near you. When an Order of Protection is in effect against your spouse then he or she can face serious charges for violating the order and may be incarcerated. Contact our law offices today to discuss your case and how we may be able to help.

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