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Abusive Family Issues in Phoenix

On Behalf of / Friday, 03 August 2018 / Published in assault, battery

Child Abuse Case in Phoenix

When you’re a kid you know you’re going to get in trouble for misbehaving. That still never stops us from having a little fun. However, sometimes parents take the punishment too far and the child gets injured.

Recently, a jury found a man guilty for locking up a ten year old little girl inside of a box. Why? For a punishment! The little girl sadly died after that.

The man, John Allen was found guilty for first degree murder as well as three counts of child abuse and conspiracy to commit child abuse.

Allen’s wife, Samantha was sentenced to death in this case.

According to the police reports, the Allen’s were responsible for making Ame Deal get into the box in 2011 for punishment. What did the child do? She stole an ice pop. The little girl was found abandoned and dead around six or seven hours later.

Apparently this wasn’t the first time the little girl had to suffer abuse from her parents and other relatives. The police say that the little girl had to eat dog feces, smash aluminum cans barefoot, eat hot sauce and then get into the storage box on several other occasions. She was kicked in the face as well as beaten with a wooden paddle. That’s not all though, she was also forcibly dunked after she was tossed into a cold swimming pool. How can any human being be so cruel to do that let alone your own family.

The adults at home said that Deal just hid herself during a late night game of hide and seek and they couldn’t find her until hours later.

Other relatives will also be serving time for abusing that little girl.

Criminal Defense Cases

The highly skilled Attorneys at Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC advise and represent people facing criminal charges for domestic violence often described as Spousal Abuse, Spousal Battery or Domestic Dispute, such charges do not always reflect a case between married people, but include those living in the same location (cohabitation), or sometimes just engaged in a domestic (dating) relationship.  Such cases can also lead to violation of a restraining order or protective orders.  They are NOT the same as a Domestic Violence Restraining Order however.


With a team of former prosecutors, Phoenix based Criminal Defense Attorneys at Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC offer a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. They understand the necessary steps to take in developing an aggressive defense strategy focused on securing a dismissal or minimizing any potential penalties associated with a conviction.


Domestic Violence cases have become extremely political and are regularly treated as “guilty until proven innocent.”   Even with minor cases, that do not involve a documented injury, proactive and rapid action by a caring defense attorney may be they key to not only avoiding a damaging no contact order, but may play a significant role in custody issues and an eventual resolution in the case that does not result in a life-time ban on the possession of firearms, tragic orders separating you from your family and other consequences that can interfere with work, school and life.


At the Law Offices of Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC, we are committed to helping you achieve a resolution to your immediate problems, while seeking opportunities to improve the troubled family dynamics that might be underlying factors.


In domestic violence cases, the district attorney and the judge will be especially interested in what you’re willing to do to improve relationships, conflict resolution skills, and anger management. Your demonstration toward positive change will often make the difference in the outcome of your case. We work closely with people charged with domestic assault or battery to obtain a dismissal, diversion to community treatment or deferred entry of judgment prior to eventually achieving a dismissal.



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Our creative approach to difficult criminal defense problems can help you avoid the consequences of a conviction in situations such as the following scenarios:


  • Violence or assault between spouses, unmarried parents, or cohabiting adults
  • Elder Abuse
  • Child Abuse, Cruelty to a Child, or Child Endangerment
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Criminal Threats
  • Harassment or Stalking


Our ability to connect you with the programs and services that are right for your circumstances can give you an extra layer of legal protection. At the same time, we work hard to help you get the most out of the presumption of innocence that stands between you and a conviction.


Schedule a Free Consultation – Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been accused of a Violent Crime such as Domestic Violence, contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation. With a wealth of expertise, a commitment to integrity and a passion for defense, the Attorneys at Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC – Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers – are here to support you with your case. We believe every defendant has the right to a solid defense. Call us today for a free initial consultation at 480-351-6445.


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