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spouse. In Arizona, domestic violence laws apply to spouses, unmarried partners, former spouses and partners, people who are dating, and to the elderly.
Domestic Violence is taken very seriously by the Arizona state legislature, the courts and state and local law enforcement agencies. New and existing laws are enforced zealously, and prosecution for domestic violence no longer depends on the alleged victim pressing charges.
Likewise, the consequences of conviction on a charge of domestic violence can be serious. Regardless of whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor, conviction may result in jail time and the loss of your right to own a gun. Felony conviction will also result in the loss of your right to vote.
The Law Offices of Michael E. Ziton is one of the leading criminal defense law firms in the state of Arizona. With 25 years of knowledge and experience, Michael E. Ziton has extensive criminal experience to protect your rights if you have been accused of domestic violence or other violent crime such as aggravated assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, stalking, making terroristic threats or harassment.
In Arizona, most violent crimes can be elevated to a dangerous offense if the person charged showed a weapon or a dangerous instrument while the crime was being committed. The weapon does not have to be used, perhaps only exhibited or displayed during the commission of the alleged crime for dangerous offense charges to be filed. Michael E. Ziton works hard to reduce or eliminate dangerous offense allegations so that our clients can maintain their freedom and keep the family together.
We understand that the biggest fear in domestic violence cases is going to jail. We know the system. Michael E. Ziton understands how police conduct investigations, and how prosecutors prepare cases. Having an experienced lawyer guiding you through the criminal process can be the difference between serving a life sentence in prison or maintaining your freedom.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact Michael E. Ziton. When your future depends on a strong defense, trust the Law Offices of Michael E. Ziton. We know the system and will fight for you.
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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Michael E. Ziton serves the legal needs of clients with domestic violence charges and related domestic violence cases in the state of Arizona, including families in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Prescott, Camp Verde, Seligman, Kingman, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Wellton, Lake Havasu City, Buckeye, Avondale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Surprise, Maricopa County, Yavapai County, Coconino County, Yuma County, Mohave County, Navajo County, and Pima County.
Arizona Attorney Michael Ziton is a former prosecutor who has handled hundreds of domestic violence and assault cases, both felony and misdemeanor. As an Arizona criminal defense lawyer, the vast majority of the domestic violence cases he has handled have resulted in charges being dismissed. Mr. Ziton understands that you or a loved one are only accused of a family violence/assault case, and works hard to help put the family back together, avoid jail and keep your name clean.
Legally, domestic violence laws are not confined to acts against a