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Domestic Violence

What are DV or Domestic Violence Charges?

If you or someone you care about is facing Domestic Violence or DV charges, contact the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr immediately 480-775-4800. At Shell & Nermyr you will be represented by a firm partner, either Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr, with their 20+ years of experience each. Chad and Mark have gotten over a 1,000 Domestic Violence or DV cases dismissed and thrown out of court. When facing Domestic Violence or DV charges, a person needs an experienced aggressive attorney that the courts and prosecutors respect.
Evening and weekend appointments are available and Shell & Nermyr offers payment plans in most cases.

What is a Domestic Violence or DV case?

In Arizona just about any criminal charge can have a Domestic Violence or DV designation added to it. If the state alleges that the suspect and “victim” have a particular relationship, the case can be designated as Domestic Violence or DV. Generally domestic violence or DV cases stem from assault charges, disorderly conduct charges, criminal damage charges or interfering judicial proceeding charges. If the suspect and the “victim” have ever resided in the same home, are related, have a child together or have had a romantic relationship at any time the case will be designated as Domestic Violence or DV.

Most often Domestic Violence cases arise out of the following charges:

  • Assault Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Damage Domestic Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct Domestic Violence
  • Interfering with Judicial Proceedings Domestic Violence
  • Contempt Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Assault Domestic Violence

Possible Penalties for Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges carry significant penalties. If a person is convicted of a domestic violence or DV charge at a minimum, they will be required to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, pay $100 and assessments, and forfeit their second amendment right to ever possess a gun again. The maximum penalty can include up to six months in jail, $2500 fine, and three years of probation.

How to Beat a Domestic Violence or DV Case

Domestic violence or DV cases must be handled the right way. Without giving away all our secrets, we can tell you that Shell & Nermyr uses the 6th Amendment and the Corpus Delecti doctrine to win Domestic Violence cases every week of the year. Domestic Violence charges can easily happen between roommates or family members, it is very important to have an attorney that is very experienced in handling domestic violence cases. Often Domestic Violence cases are won and lost at the very first court appearance. The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have gotten over 1000 Domestic Violence cases dismissed and they have obtained complete acquittals on hundreds and hundreds more.

“I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for my family. I cannot believe we have had to use your expertise as often as we have but I am grateful that you are always there for us. You never turn us away no matter how minor our predicament. Thanks for being there.”
Yvette C.

Experienced and Aggressive Representation for your Domestic Violence Case

480-775-4800. You or the person you care about will be personally represented by Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr. The case will never be handled by an inexperienced associate or paralegal: the case will always be handled by one of the partners with their vast experience representing people facing Domestic Violence or DV charges. Many inexperienced or less than enthusiastic attorneys (lazy) do not understand how to beat a Domestic Violence case. Many attorneys do not understand the intricacies of the corpus delecti doctrine or the confrontation clause of the 6th Amendment. Many attorneys rush to court and let their clients plead guilty simply because they are keeping the client out of jail. That is shortsightedness: Domestic Violence convictions carry lifelong consequences. That is why it is important to either get the charges dismissed completely or obtain a complete acquittal after. The cities of Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Surprise and Glendale all have deferred prosecution programs for Domestic Violence cases. However, to obtain a deferred prosecution a person must plead guilty to the charges. After pleading guilty the person attends a minimum of 52 weeks of counseling to earn a dismissal. When the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr say they have over 1000 Domestic Violence dismissals they are talking about complete dismissals without pleading guilty and without doing any classes.

Domestic Violence cases are absolutely winnable if you have the right attorney. Do not hire a law firm that puts your future in the hands of an inexperienced attorney or an attorney that really doesn’t care about your case.


Call the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr 480-775-4800 and have them help you get the charges dismissed. Or text Shell & Nermyr at 602-284-0247.


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