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Defense Attorney Provides Evidence to Get Extreme DUI Case Dismissed

Scottsdale, AZ.  March 3, 2010Arizona Criminal Defense attorney David Michael Cantor’s office was able to provide evidence to a Scottsdale City Court judge that got the case of State v. Norman dismissed. Norman was facing a charge of second offense of extreme DUI after failing a blood alcohol content test with a .164 BAC.

Defense attorney Cantor’s associate was able to provide evidence that Norman was taken into custody and requested to contact an attorney who was out of state. However, police officers did provide Norman with a telephone that allowed him to contact an out-of-state- attorney, stating that he could not allow Norman to use a cell phone because Norman could use that cell phone as a weapon.

“Norman was not properly offered the right to an attorney and that alone is cause to have an entire case dismissed,” said defense attorney David Michael Cantor.

During an Evidentiary Hearing in front of a judge, defense attorney Cantor’s associate was able to point out that Norman was not handcuffed, and could have used a belt or shoe, among other things, as a weapon. However, none of this concerned the officer. Therefore, the judge found that the officer was being disingenuous when he stated that he would not provide Norman’s cell phone because it could be “used as a weapon”.

The judge found that Norman’s right to counsel was violated and he ruled that under the U.S. Supreme Court case of U.S. v Gonzalez-Lopez (2006) that the entire case should be dismissed.

 

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Defense Lawyer Earns a Hung Jury Verdict on Multiple Charges

Scottsdale, AZ. March 2, 2010Arizona criminal lawyer David Michael Cantor’s office earned his client a hung verdict on all three charges in the case of State v. Shinn. A Scottsdale City Court jury returned the hung verdict on charges of DUI, DWI and extreme DWI.

“At first look, the State appeared to have a very strong case against our client,” said defense lawyer David Michael Cantor. “After extensive examination and research, we were able to identify numerous flaws in the State’s case and earn our client a hung verdict as well as a significantly reduced plea offer.”

The state claimed that Shinn’s blood alcohol content was a .187, however, defense lawyer David Michael Cantor’s associate was able to provide evidence to the contrary. The defense lawyer was able to show that the field sobriety tests indicated that Shinn was not impaired, and he was able to show that the officer’s eye test was not admissible.

Defense lawyer David Michael Cantor’s associate was also able to provide evidence that the City of Scottsdale Police Department was using an old Gas Chromatograph machine that has been replaced by a more reliable machine. Also, the State did not present any maintenance or calibration records which would show that that the machine was working accurately and correctly.

The prosecution has now offered defense lawyer David Michael Cantor and his client a substantially reduced plea offer in order to prevent having to retry the case.

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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Phoenix Criminal Attorney Gets Judge to Over-Rule City Court’s Denial of Motion to Suppress

Phoenix, AZ.  March 1, 2010Arizona criminal attorney David Michael Cantor’s Law Office provided evidence that had a Maricopa County Superior Court Appellate Judge over-rule the Scottsdale City Court’s denial of Motion to Suppress a blood alcohol content test in the case of State v. Nokes. The Appellate Judge suppressed Nokes’ .215 blood alcohol content.

Nokes was arrested by the police for an extreme DWI (i.e., above .15 BAC) and requested to call an attorney prior to a blood test. The officer said (in a taped interview) that he could not recall if Nokes requested an attorney prior to the blood test or after providing blood. An associate for Phoenix criminal attorney Cantor filed a Denial of Right to Counsel Motion, and during the Evidentiary Hearing, the officer now stated that he had a specific recollection that Nokes’ requested an attorney after already providing blood. The officer was subsequently impeached on the stand when the taped interview showed that earlier he stated he had no recollection.

“The case of State v. Nokes should have been dismissed by the Scottsdale City Court judge,” said Phoenix criminal attorney David Michael Cantor. “However, we were forced to appeal to the Superior Court and ultimately got the BAC test suppressed for our client.”

The judge in the Scottsdale City Court denied the Motion even given all this information. Upon appeal, the Superior Court Judge found that the judge in Scottsdale City Court was completely unreasonable and had ignored evidence in order to rule for the State.

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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