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Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrols

Super Bowl 49

Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and surrounding law enforcement groups will be out on DUI patrols looking for impaired drivers. The police will also be looking for Minors in Consumption or Possession of Alcohol, Disorderly Conduct, cases of Assault, among other crimes. If you are going to be partying, please be safe.

If you are out drinking and get pulled over, remember to invoke your right to remain silent. You have the right to speak with a DUI attorney before answering any questions or doing any tests that a police officer may ask you to do. If you are in this situation, politely tell the officer that you won’t be answering questions or performing any tests until after you speak with your lawyer.

David Michael Cantor tells you what to do if you encounter police at the Super Bowl:

Like David said, if you are arrested or suspected of DUI on Super Bowl 49 weekend or another crime like Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Illegally Scalping tickets, Soliciting a Prostitute, or some other crime, give us a call for a free case consultation. Our office number, (602) 307-0808 is a 24 hour hotline you will speak with an attorney who will advise you of your next steps. If you are seeing this post after you’ve been arrested, please give us a call because we can help you navigate the crowded Arizona legal system.

Again, if you are planning to have a good time in Arizona this weekend please be safe. Please don’t drive if you’ve been drinking. But please enjoy yourself during the Super Bowl 49 festivities.

If you would like to speak with an attorney, give us a call at (602) 307-0808 or send us a confidential email and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years. Buying a ticket to the Super Bowl is very difficult since a lot of the tickets are used by corporate sponsors of the National Football League (NFL). Because tickets can be scarce and add in the fact that there is only a 2 week head’s up for fans of the teams that make the big game, it can make finding a ticket that much more difficult.

Is Ticket Scalping Legal in Arizona?

In Arizona, per ARS 13-3718, the resale or scalping of tickets is illegal if you offer a ticket of admission for a price in excess of the printed price on the face of the ticket, while physically 200 feet or less from any entry to the stadium or the entry of a contiguous parking lot to the stadium. It is also illegal to change the face value of a ticket without the written permission of the original vendor.

David Michael Cantor explains the Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona:

Are they Counterfeit Tickets? How Can I tell?

So how can you tell if you have counterfeit tickets? Well there should be security holograms and bar codes on the ticket. There are many security functions built into actual Super Bowl tickets, just as there are security measures built into United States currency. One big way to avoid buying counterfeit tickets is to know your source. Who are you buying these tickets from? If you are buying them from somebody in the parking lot of University of Phoenix on game day, for above face value, then chances are good that those tickets are fake since that scenario would be illegal. You should never buy tickets from random sellers on the Internet either. There is literally no way to verify the tickets before you get to the stadium so you simply won’t know if they are valid for the event or not. Our recommendation is to purchase the tickets from an authorized and licensed reseller or ticket broker (like And always use a major credit card, they typically have protections in place for fraudulent transactions and can make it much easier if you have an issue.

In closing, Ticket Scalping in Arizona is illegal if you are within 200 feet of the venue entrance and are selling the tickets for over face value. If you have been suspected of illegally selling tickets, call us for a free consultation. Our offices can be reached 24 hours a day at (602) 307-0808.

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crimes

The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities earlier in the week but the actual tournament starts on Thursday. As is customary, there will be huge parties at the ‘Bird’s Nest’ located on the grounds of the TPC of Scottsdale. There are 100’s of thousands of people expected to attend the tournament each day and the concerts each night at the Bird’s Nest.

With the influx of people looking to party and drink alcohol at the tournament, the Scottsdale Police will be out in full force with DUI checkpoints & patrols. They are also for other criminal violations like Minor in Consumption and Minor in Possession of Alcohol as well as Public Intoxication. If you have had too much to drink, we urge you to use Uber or find a safe ride home. You really don’t want to deal with a DUI arrest and the penalties associated with a conviction. Over the years, David has earned a good reputation as a Scottsdale DUI lawyer from his clients. If you do need legal representation stemming from an arrest for a DUI or other alcohol related crime, give us a call at (602) 307-0808, 24 hours a day.

If you do encounter police officers at the Phoenix Open, David Cantor has this bit of advice:

As David says in the video, if you are stopped by law enforcement in Scottsdale, don’t answer any of their questions, but politely ask to speak with your lawyer first and then give us a call. This tactic will pay dividends if you are arrested and a potential case goes to trial. In addition, it’s your right to speak with legal counsel. If that right is denied, your case can be dismissed and thrown out.

Please if you do plan to party and have fun at the Phoenix Open do so responsibly and plan for a ride home. Or have another plan like going to Zipps Bar and Grill to eat and take a shuttle to and from the Phoenix Open tournament site. But most of all, please have a great time and be safe out there!

If you have been suspected of DUI in Scottsdale or Disorderly Conduct, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, or Minor in Consumption of Alcohol, please give our lawyers a call. We offer free consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours a day. Please give us a call or send an email if you need help, (602) 307-0808.

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