In 1978, the Arizona State Legislature passed mandatory sentencing Laws, essentially requiring mandatory prison sentences for all felons convicted of a subsequent felony, first time felons guilty of certain dangerous crimes and certain sex crimes against children. While courts now follow presumptive sentencing guidelines, a prison sentence can be reduced or mitigated by demonstrating facts or circumstances that warrant a reduction in the sentence. Conversely, the prosecutor can ask for an aggravated sentence if certain aggravating circumstances are shown. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your legal and constitutional interests.

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The First 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution is known as the "Bill of Rights. " These Amendments contain basic, fundamental rights of individuals on which the government may not infringe upon absent limited, compelling reasons. Most common in the criminal process include the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to legal counsel, and the right not to incriminate one's self.

Your basic constitutional rights are attached to every aspect of the criminal process. If you have been accused of a crime, whether federal, state, or local, contact Arizona Attorney Michael E. Ziton – He will fight for your rights.

Your Right to Counsel

The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Arizona Constitution guarantees you the right to a lawyer. When your future depends on a strong defense, contact Michael E. Ziton. Our Criminal Defense Law Firm is dedicated to the right kind of representation and guidance you deserve. Call Today - 602.234.9290

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Arizona Attorney Michael Ziton Dedicated to the Right Kind of Representation and Guidance You Deserve.  

Law Offices Michael E. Ziton, P.C. is a Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense attorney law firm that concentrates on criminal law representing clients with criminal charges statewide. For 25 years, Michael E. Ziton has provided trusted criminal trial representation throughout the state of Arizona. We have successfully handled hundreds of cases in Arizona and won many trials for our clients – both jury and non-jury matters. A wide variety of our Arizona criminal matters include drug offenses, domestic violence, assault, DUI/DWI, sex offenses, white collar crimes, juvenile offenses, probation violations, and criminal traffic. Michael E. Ziton has also successfully and strategically helped countless clients clear numerous outstanding arrest warrants.

As a former prosecutor, Arizona criminal attorney Michael E. Ziton has extensive criminal trial experience who knows the system and is dedicated to providing you trusted criminal defense across the state, including Maricopa County, Yuma County, Yavapai County, Coconino County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, and the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Prescott, Chandler, Gilbert, Wellton, Lake Havasu City and Tucson.

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