Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Arizona

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Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 13-701

In criminal law: An act of domestic violence, as defined in § 13-3601(A), that was committed in the presence of a child will be considered an aggravating circumstance.

Consequences

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 13-701

An act of domestic violence committed in the presence of a child is considered an aggravating circumstance when determining a sentence and may result in a longer period of incarceration.