• CHARGES: Two DUI’S in 4 months.
    FACING: 2 years in Jail. Possible felony.
    FACTS: Blood Alcohol 4x the Legal Limit
    RESULT: NO COUNTY JAIL.
  • CHARGES: Attempted Murder
    FACING: 15 years to Life
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. CLIENT RELEASED
  • CHARGES: 2 DUI’S and 2 accidents in 2 months.
    FACING: 2 years in county jail.
    RESULT: NO JAIL TIME.
  • CHARGES: 3rd Offense DUI.
    FACING: 1 Year in Jail, Ignition Interlock. Fines.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail. No fines.
  • CHARGES: Felony assault, criminal threats.
    FACING: 6 years in Prison.
    COURT: Client facing 2 strikes.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail.
  • CHARGES: Felony drugs for Sale.
    FACING: 6 Years in Prison.
    FACTS: Client w/drugs, scales and cash.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No jail.
  • CHARGES: DUI. Refusal allegation.
    FACING: License Suspension for 1 year.
    FACTS: Client had 12 pack then gets refusal.
    RESULT: License SAVED.
  • CHARGES: 3RD DUI, ACCIDENT/INJURIES.
    FACING: 3 Years in Prison. 3 year License Susp.
    FACTS: Major accident. High B.A.C.
    RESULT: CHARGES NOT FILED. LICENSE SAVED.
  • CHARGES: Assault w/deadly weapon.
    FACING: 1 Year Jail. 1 Year Counseling. Fines.
    FACTS: Flashlight on neighbor
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED Prior to Trial.
  • CHARGES: Embezzlment, 11 felony counts.
    FACING: 5 years in prison. Huge Fines.
    FACTS: $35K in theft over 1 year.
    RESULT: 10 days community labor. DISMISSAL in 3 years.
  • CHARGES: Robbery. Felony Assault. Threats.
    FACING: 3 Strikes. Over 20 years in Prison.
    RESULT: STRIKES DISMISSED. NO JAIL.

Downey Criminal Defense Attorney, Downey Criminal Defense Lawyer - Anthony A. Arzili

If you are facing criminal charges in Downey, and you are looking for an Honest, Aggressive and Experienced attorney, you’ve come to the right place.

Downey Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has devoted his practice to Criminal Defense. While some attorneys dabble in many areas of law, Attorney Anthony A. Arzili specializes exclusively in criminal defense. Handling only Criminal Defense matters allows Attorney Anthony Arzili to know this specialized area of law inside and out, a big benefit to his clients.

Limiting his practice to Los Angeles Courts, allows Attorney Anthony A. Arzili to have daily interaction with the prosecutors and judges in his “home turf”. The daily interaction with these courts allows Attorney Anthony Arzili to forge strong relationships with the top decision makers and give his client’s the “Local Attorney Advantage.”

Honesty and Dedication 

Being accused of a crime can be a confusing time. You want answers. You want the answers from someone who has been there and has gotten through it a thousand times. You don’t need someone to sweet talk you or someone to frighten you. Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony A. Arzili will give you the truth about the road ahead, the good and the bad. He will set out his goals for your case and how he intends on achieving them.

The biggest complaint against big law firms is that you have no personal connection with your lawyer.  You get passed from one attorney to another without having a chance to build trust and a relationship with the person who is going to fight for your freedom.

Anthony A. Arzili handles all his cases personally.  The man you shake hands with to start the case is the same one that will resolve your case.

Communication.  It is vital concept that some attorneys can improve upon.  Downey Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony A. Arzili prides himself not only listening to his clients but also keeping them updated on their case.  Emails and Phone calls are returned promptly.

Aggressive Representation

Attorney Anthony Arzili has never stepped down from a fight and he fights for each one of his clients as if he were representing a family member.

Any attorney can claim that he is aggressive, but being aggressive and tactful is what sets the best apart. Hiring an attorney that promises to “fight for you” might not be a good thing if that person believes he can rant and rave to get you what you want. This never works, and in fact will do you more harm by turning the Judge and DA against you.

Anthony Arzili’s aggressive trademark defense is quite different. Attorney Anthony Arzili believes in knowing your case better than the Judge, The Prosecutors, and even you the client. Aggressive preparation and a reputation in the courts as a fighter can make all the difference.

Experience and Reputation

Criminal Defense is a very complicated, highly specialized area of law. Don’t trust your future to someone who juggles many areas of law. Attorney Anthony Arzili’s focus has always been exclusively on Criminal Defense and nothing else.

Attorney Anthony Arzili has helped over a thousand people with their criminal problems and finished each one with a hand shake and a satisfied client. Attorney Anthony Arzili has handled all misdemeanors and all felonies.   His success and talents have culminated in Anthony Arzili being selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2011.  This is an honor that is only bestowed upon the top 2.5% of California Lawyers under 40.

Downey Criminal Attorney Anthony Arzili’s expertise in Criminal Defense has earned him lectureships, such as the “Sex Crimes Symposium, Defending Sex Crimes” at California State University at Fullerton. Mr. Arzili also has lectured to the largest criminal defense firm in California on subjects such as “Handling Domestic Violence matters”, “Ethics and the Law” and “Jury selection”.

Finally, Mr. Arzili had the privilege to serve as a Judge Pro-Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Courts from 2005-2011.

The Best Defense is a Good Offense.

While some lawyers like to sit back till your court day arrives, Downey Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony A. Arzili believes going on the offensive can prevent charges from being filed in the first place.

From the date you are arrested up until the date of your first court date, the wheels of the justice system start to turn.   The arresting agency completes their investigation and then meets with the local prosecutors to discuss a filing of criminal charges.   It is at this vital juncture that key decisions are being made as to what charges to file or whether to file charges at all.

Downey Criminal Defense Lawyer Anthony A. Arzili believes that this “pre-filing” period is an opportunity to let the prosecutors know that there is more to this story than what the officer wrote in his arrest report.   If we can provide facts or witnesses that can make the filing prosecutor rethink bringing charges, we can prevent a long drawn out battle in court and end this nightmare right away.

Downey Courts. That’s our turf.

For over 14 years, Downey Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has fought in the trenches of each and every Downey Courthouse.  You will not find another attorney that limits his turf to what he knows best.   Most Attorneys will chase a case to any county to make a living.   Anthony A. Arzili believes that knowing your “home turf” can make all the difference.   14 years of every day interaction with the Judges and Prosecutors in Downey has provided Anthony with the home field advantage.