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Scottsdale DUI Lawyer: Best DUI Defense

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If you have been charged with DUI in Scottsdale, you are no doubt worried about the consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction. Finding the right criminal lawyer in Scottsdale who can aggressively defend you in a DUI case can be challenging.

The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor and its team of DUI defense attorneys are experienced in preparing the best DUI defense strategy for cases based in Scottsdale. Whether you were arrested during a Scottsdale DUI task force or caught headed home after a night out in Old Town, our team will work tirelessly to defend you, and will work toward the goal of having the DUI charges dismissed or reduced.

David Michael Cantor, the principal partner of The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor has a documented, proven track record of over 2,500 DUI / Vehicular Case Victories in Arizona over the last 25 years. Let us show you why we are routinely referred to as the best DUI lawyers in Scottsdale.

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DUI in Scottsdale? Find out the Penalties.

The drinking and  driving laws in Scottsdale, just as they are across the state of Arizona, are some of the toughest in the nation. You’ll need a highly skilled, experienced criminal lawyer for Scottsdale DUI cases. The penalties for a first offense DUI in Scottsdale are as follows:

Misdemeanor DUI/DWI (.08 – .149 Blood Alcohol Content)

  • 10 days jail
  • Driver’s license suspension for 90 days
  • Ignition interlock device installed for one year
  • Alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines totaling over $1,500

Extreme DUI (.15 – .199 Blood Alcohol Content)

  • 30 days in jail
  • Driver’s license suspension for 90 days
  • Ignition interlock device installed for one year
  • Alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines totaling over $2,700

Super Extreme DUI (.20+ Blood Alcohol Content)

  • 45 days in jail
  • Driver’s license suspended for 90 days
  • Ignition interlock device installed for 18 months
  • Alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines of over $3,200

First Offense Aggravated DUI (Third DUI in seven years; DUI when license is suspended; DUI with a child under 15 years old in the car)

  • A felony conviction (loss of the right to vote and bear arms)
  • Minimum of four months in prison (for a 3rd DUI in seven years or a DUI with a suspended license)
  • Revocation of driver’s license
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Alcohol assessment and classes

The penalties for a 2nd or 3rd offense DUI in Scottsdale are much more severe with a significant amount of required jail time. Find out more about other possible DUI charges and penalties.

DUI Defense in Scottsdale: Preparing a Successful Defense

Our goal is to create the best defense for your specific DUI case in Scottsdale. Once we analyze the facts of the case, it will be easier for us to suggest a strategy that will work. There are many defenses, but some of the most effective are:

  • Denial of Right to Counsel – If you are detained for DUI in Scottsdale and request a lawyer, the police officer must get you to a phone as soon as reasonably possible. If they ignore your request it could be grounds for a dismissal.
  • No Probable Cause for Arrest – If an officer does not have probable cause for an arrest, it can be thrown out. The NTSB has set standards for field sobriety tests. If they are administered incorrectly, that could qualify as “no probable cause for an arrest.”
  • No Actual Physical Control of the Vehicle – Scottsdale summers can be hot. If you’ve had too much to drink and decide to sleep it off in a parking lot while the vehicle runs for the air conditioning, you aren’t in physical control of the vehicle.
  • Inaccuracy of Blood or Breath Testing Equipment – Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) has established rules for the maintenance of breath testing devices; we will check those records to see if there are any abnormalities. If the device is out of calibration between set testing dates, the breath test results would be inadmissible in court.
  • No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop – Scottsdale police are not allowed to stop you based on sex, religion, gender, age or any other possible discriminatory reasons.

Here is an example of a DUI dismissed in Scottsdale:

(Scottsdale Municipal Court No. 9811790CR): Ms. D. was involved in a multiple car accident and was subsequently arrested for Extreme DUI. She submitted a .190 breath sample. We were able to show that the calibration records for the Intoxilyzer machine were insufficient and the breath test results were suppressed. The Scottsdale City Prosecutor’s Office subsequently dismissed all charges.

Get a free case review and consultation today. Call one of our DUI lawyers at (602) 307-0808 to speak about your case. If you have been suspected of a different violation other than DUI, our criminal lawyers can help you too.

Scottsdale Municipal Court: Judges and Location

The DUI defense team at the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor has many years of experience with DUI and other criminal cases charged in Scottsdale Municipal Court. Therefore, our attorneys are familiar with the Scottsdale City Court Judges: Jim Blake, Joe Olcavage, Orenst Jejna, and Stacia Hendrix.

When you go to court in Scottsdale, dress nicely, clean up (shave), don’t wear a baseball cap and make sure you are there before your appointed court time. Most importantly, be respectful when facing the judge. Watch David Michael Cantor explain the Scottsdale Municipal Court and the presiding judges in the video below:

Scottsdale Municipal Court Details

3700 N 75th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Directions :
The courthouse is located in between Indian School Rd. and E Osborn Rd. To find parking for the court, there is a parking lot located to the northwest of the courthouse building. Street parking can be found along 75th St.

(480) 312-2442

Should I hire a Scottsdale DUI Lawyer?

Are you willing to accept the punishment that comes along with a DUI in Scottsdale? The only chance you have to get the DUI charges dismissed or reduced is to hire an aggressive and experienced DUI lawyer like David Michael Cantor and his team. Not only is David a member of the National College for DUI Defense, but he is also a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. David has also trained police officers and judges on DUI matters in Arizona. Our firm has over 1,600 documented DUI victories and we know the DUI laws and defenses inside and out.

If you would like a free consultation with one of our DUI attorneys, please call us at (602) 307-0808 to schedule an appointment. The appointment lasts about 30 minutes in our office, and we’ll even pay for your parking (if you park in the garage below our building). Call or email us and we’ll set an appointment for you to go over your DUI case and give you an idea of how we’d defend you in Scottsdale court.

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