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Therefore it is important to have a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with how the juvenile justice system operates. At the Law Offices of Michael E. Ziton, we are committed to helping juveniles and their families resolve criminal charges in juvenile court.
Our Arizona criminal defense firm travels across the state routinely handling juvenile crime cases in Maricopa County, Yavapai County, Coconino County, Yuma County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, and the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Prescott, Tucson, Wellton, Camp Verde, Seligman, Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff.
Juvenile courts operate differently than adult courts. Penalties generally aim at rehabilitation rather than punishment and cases are decided by judges, not juries. Additionally, records of juvenile crimes or offenses are, in most cases, sealed and do not follow people around the rest of their lives. However a disturbing trend has occurred in the last few years. More and more children charged with serious felonies are having their cases moved out of the juvenile justice system.
Defense attorney Michael E. Ziton works hard to keep juvenile defendants in the juvenile justice system, where the focus is more on rehabilitation than punishment. We fight to prevent juveniles being charged as adults whenever possible. We believe that children deserve the opportunity for a second chance, free from a criminal record that could damage their employment opportunities or ability to live a full, productive and happy life.
Children have the right to a quality defense in the juvenile criminal process. Our Arizona juvenile defense firm works diligently to provide children and families with the experienced advice and dedicated representation that is focused on minimizing immediate and long term consequences of juvenile crime charges ranging from drug and alcohol-related offenses or simple assault to sex crimes and weapons charges.
When your child's future depends upon a strong defense, trust the Law Offices of Michael E. Ziton. Contact our offices in Phoenix today.
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