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Arizona DUI Law

AZ Labor Day 2010 DUI Task Force Results

Arizona DUI Attorney, David Cantor, reviews the results of the recent AZ Annual Labor Day DUI Task Force. This year more than 6000 cops participated in over 37,000 pullovers. While there were more DUI arrests made this year over last year, DUI Penalty advocates claim that with the higher number of officers and pullovers the increase is lower than expected. Thus allowing them to claim that DUI penalties are reducing the number of Drunk Drivers. While this may be David takes a look at another statistic that gives him pause: the number of designated drivers pulled over was 700. This is a pretty high number of DD’s to be pulled over which tells David that this is because the cops are targeting certain areas, such as bars, and pulling people over just for pulling out of the parking lot.

Arizona and Phoenix Metro Labor Day DUI Task Force

Arizona DUI Lawyer David M Cantor talks about the 2010 Arizona Labor Day DUI Task Force beginning Friday night, September 3rd and continuing through Tuesday morning, September 7th.

The police will be pulling over any motorist for any traffic violation that occurs at nighttime. They will be specifically looking to see whether the motorist has been drinking. If you do go out this holiday weekend and have some drinks, make sure you have a designated driver.

If you are pulled over and detained, ask to contact us immediately at 602-307-0808. We recommend adding our number in your speed dial just in case.

Arizona Prison Officials late to release critical Fugitive Information

Arizona Criminal Attorney David Michael Cantor gives his opinion on the recent release of information about the Fugitives from Arizona who may be responsible for the murder of an Oklahoma couple. In this video David discusses how harmful it is to withhold key identification information and how this is indicative of a corporation trying to cover for its mistakes, similar to how BP initially handled the Gulf Oil Spill. Please let us know what you think.

Arizona Criminal Attorney Earns a Verdict of Not Guilty of DUI and a Hung Verdict on the Charges of DWI

Scottsdale, AZ.  March 4, 2010Arizona Criminal Attorney David Michael Cantor’s office earned his client a verdict of not guilty of DUI and a hung verdict on the charges of DWI in the case of State v. Levitz. A Scottsdale City Court jury found that Levitz was not guilty of DUI (impaired to the slightest degree) and they hung on the issue of whether he had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher (i.e., DWI).

According to a BAC test, Levitz blood alcohol content was a .120 but criminal attorney David Michael Cantor’s associate was able to provide concern of the fact that the test analyst for the City of Scottsdale used an alcohol based hand sanitizer prior to testing the blood sample. In addition, Cantor was able to show that the criminalist did not properly put on gloves prior to the testing.

“The test analyst did not properly follow the necessary procedures before conducting the blood alcohol content test and the field sobriety test showed that Levitz was not impaired,” said criminal attorney David Michael Cantor. “We were able to provide this evidence to the jury and they returned successful verdicts for our client.”

Criminal attorney David Michael Cantor’s associate was able to provide evidence that the field sobriety test showed that Levitz was not impaired. Levitz had only four cues on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (i.e., the Eye Test) which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states is indicative of being a .05 BAC. Because the scientific community will testify that all people are impaired at a BAC of .08, but below that level many people are not impaired, the jury found Levitz not guilty of DUI.

Due to the fact that Levitz was found not guilty of being impaired to the slightest degree, it is unlikely that the State will retry the charge of DWI because the not guilty verdict necessarily indicates that Levitz’s BAC was not a .08 or higher.

About the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor
The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor feature criminal defense attorneys in Arizona who are ready to represent you. As Arizona’s premier defense lawyer, David Michael Cantor defends DUI/ DWI cases, vehicular crimes, homicide, drug and sex offenses, white collar and property crimes.  David Michael Cantor is AV Rated – the highest rating possible – and was voted a Top 100 trial lawyer. David Michael Cantor has been interviewed and has appeared on Inside Edition, the CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, CNN Prime News, Hannitty and Combs, and every local news channel including Univision. In addition, his cases have been covered by CNN, MSNBC, and even Howard Stern.
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