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Tempe DUI Lawyer: Best DUI Defense Strategies

Tempe is a college town. It’s home to Arizona State University (and college parties) and is known for fun bars on Mill Avenue, Tempe Marketplace and Tempe Town Lake (where outdoor concerts and drink/food festivals happen). Because of this, Tempe Police are always vigilant looking out for people they think may be breaking the law. If you have been caught in a Tempe DUI/DWI checkpoint, DUI task force, or simply pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) you need to speak with an experienced and aggressive Tempe DUI lawyer immediately. Find out why you should hire a Tempe DUI lawyer now.

The Tempe DUI laws are the same as the DUI laws that govern the State of Arizona. The punishment for DUI in Arizona is recognized nationally as some of the strictest in the country. David Michael Cantor is a Tempe DUI lawyer who specializes in DUI/DWI defense. David and his team have documented more than 2,300 DUI / Vehicular victories in Arizona and they are ready to defend your Tempe DUI. We want to find out more about your DUI case. Please contact us online or give us a call at (602) 307-0808 for a free consultation. A DUI lawyer is available 24-hours a day.

Got a DUI in Tempe? Find Out Why you Need to Hire a DUI Attorney.

If you are facing DUI charges in Arizona, you need experience on your side. The lawyers at The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor know the Arizona DUI laws inside and out. We also have many years of experience crafting the best DUI defenses that actually work. David and his team are consistently rated as some of the best DUI lawyers in the State of Arizona. We know where to look for police errors, whether it is in the validity of the stop or in administering field sobriety tests. We also go the extra mile by hiring our own experts and interviewing all potential witnesses.

Punishment for a Tempe DUI Conviction

The penalties for a DUI conviction in Arizona are very harsh; every DUI carries jail time. Depending on the experience and skill of your DUI lawyer, you might be able to get the charges dismissed or reduced so you won’t have to spend a single night in jail. Here is the breakdown of the DUI penalties for a first offense DUI out of the City of Tempe. Find out more about a  2nd or 3rd offense DUI. If you are a minor and student at ASU or live in Tempe, and were cited for Underage DUI, find out more about those penalties here.

Misdemeanor DUI/DWI – A.R.S. §28-1381 (A)(1)/A.R.S. §28-1381 (A)(2) (.08 – .149 BAC)

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

Extreme DUI/DWI – A.R.S. §28-1382 (.15 – .199 BAC)

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

Super Extreme DUI/DWI – A.R.S. §28-1382(D)(1) (.20+ BAC)

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

If you have two or more DUI convictions already on your record in the last seven years or if you were driving on a suspended license, you face being charged with an Aggravated DUI. Likewise, if you had a child under the age of 15 in your car when cited for DUI, your Tempe DUI case will be charged out of the Superior Court as a felony.

First Offense Aggravated DUI (Third DUI in seven years; DUI when licensed 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)
  • Four Months in Prison
  • Driver’s license revoked
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Alcohol assessment and classes

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If you need immediate assistance, call our 24 hour DUI Lawyer helpline at (602) 307-0808.

How much is your freedom and life worth to you? It is important that you hire only the best attorneys that will mount a strong aggressive DUI defense. Our team of DUI attorneys can help you through the legal process with our years of experience in Tempe Municipal Court. Call us today for a Free Case Consultation. We have been extremely successful in defending cases out of the City of Tempe Court, here are links to our wins:

Helpful Links: Check out our Tempe City Court Victories and our DUI Case Victories.


Tempe Municipal/City Court: Judges and Location

David Michael Cantor has been licensed to practice criminal defense in Arizona for over 25 years and has tried many cases in front of the judges presiding over the Tempe Municipal Court. The current judges in the Tempe Municipal/City Court are: Mary Jo Barsetti, Tom Robinson, and the presiding judge, MaryAnne Majestic.

When going before any of the judges in Tempe, it is important to dress for success. Don’t wear shorts or a hat. Showing up to court dressed nicely shows that you respect the court and you’ll make a good first impression with the judge. Watch David Michael Cantor explain the Tempe Municipal/City Court and the presiding judges in the video below:

Tempe Municipal Court Address and Directions:

140 E 5th St.
Tempe, AZ  85281

The court is located on 5th St, just east of Mill Avenue. A parking lot is located south of the courthouse and they will validate your parking inside the courthouse. And a word of warning, Tempe is quick to tow your car, so make sure you are parked in the lot or in a designated parking spot or you will be towed.


(480) 350-8271

Should I Hire a Tempe DUI Lawyer?

If you found our website then you know there are many choices for criminal defense attorneys near Tempe, AZ. There are quite a few good drunk driving attorneys in Tempe, so if you’re looking for a DUI defense lawyer, how do you know if they are any good?

Here is a list of suggested questions to ask prospective attorneys:

1) What are their recent case victories? David Cantor and his staff have amassed over 1,600 DUI victories in Arizona.
2) How long have they been licensed to practice in Arizona? Together, the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor have over 100 years of legal experience.
3) Are they a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?  David Michael Cantor has been licensed to practice criminal defense in Arizona for over 25 years and is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor has also received the prestigious AV rating from the firm of Martindale-Hubbell. David and his team of top DUI lawyers are consistently rated some of the best in the state of Arizona.

If you’re ready to talk to us, then we’re ready to help you with your case. You can call our offices at (602) 307-0808 or send us a confidential email to schedule a free consultation.

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