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If you are arrested or charged with a crime, you should immediately find the guidance and support of a knowledgeable criminal defense law firm. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer will help you understand your rights from the beginning to the end of your criminal process, helping you understand what to say, how to avoid self-incrimination, and how to gain a better outcome than you can expect alone against your charges. A quality criminal defense attorney can make the difference between a hefty sentence and more positive results such as a plea bargain, probation or dismissal.

Criminal charges are a serious matter, regardless of the alleged crime. Not only does a person facing charges in criminal court stand to suffer severe penalties such as jail or prison time, a permanent criminal record and fines, but accused parties can lose relationships, work, citizen rights and income. Criminal arrest should never be taken lightly. If you have been charged in Arizona, you need the advice of a criminal defense attorney who understands Arizona and federal laws.

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Having a criminal defense attorney on your side will help you understand the following:

  • Nature of filed charges
  • Possible defense strategies
  • Likely plea bargains
  • Expectations post-trial or conviction
  • Appeal processes and other rights

When you hire the DM Cantor, you can be reassured that you will receive the most thorough criminal defense possible in Arizona. David Cantor and his team of renowned criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and skill to represent you in all areas of criminal law including:

What Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Do For You

Your criminal defense lawyer should help you in the following ways, as applicable:

  • Gain reduction of your criminal charges to lesser offenses, such as a felony to a misdemeanor
  • Seek a lessening of the severity in punishment for the crime
  • Gain elimination or reduction of jail or prison time to probation
  • Help you develop a solid, tight defense strategy

So much is at stake when you are charged with crime that it is critical that you hire an attorney who has the experience, knowledge and skill needed to defend you fully and properly. The attorney is the one who will shoulder most of the work in your case and is the “face” of your case in front of judges and jury. So it is important that your attorney is fully versed in cases like yours, with a solid track record of success.

You need a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with all of the tools used in court to ensure conviction does not occur. These tools include:

  • Crime scene investigations
  • Polygraphs
  • Sketches
  • Witness statements and interviews
  • Victim statements and interviews
  • Police statements and interviews
  • Photographs
  • Video
  • Computer forensics
  • Other tools of criminal defense

Because the laws of Arizona are different than the laws of other states, you need an Arizona-based criminal defense attorney who has vast experience in Arizona and federal courts.

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense attorneys are responsible for a wide range of cases involving alleged criminals. These include:

When you are searching for the best criminal defense lawyer for your case, you need to seek one based on their experience, knowledge and skill level. It also helps to find one who will represent you with a certain aggressive approach, with tenacity backed by a strong name among professionals in the field where your case is to be tried in court.

Additional Criminal Defense Certifications

David Michael Cantor is not just your average Arizona criminal defense attorney; he is also recognized by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. In order to receive this certification, a criminal defense lawyer must devote a minimum of 50 percent of his full-time practice to criminal law, pass a written exam and be substantially involved in the field. This means that David Michael Cantor is well versed in every aspect of criminal law. He is not satisfied with the status quo; David Michael Cantor is always looking to improve the firms’s skills so that he can serve his clients better.

Every criminal defense lawyer at the DM Cantor shares this passion and dedication. In fact, the firm received the highest possible AV® rating by Martindale Hubbell® and is also listed in the Criminal Law Section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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Valuable Experience for Your Criminal Case

Many of the members of the Cantor Criminal Defense Team are also former prosecutors. Our team knows how prosecutors think and we design our defense strategies accordingly, which works to your advantage in the courtroom. With over 90 years of combined jury trial experience, David Michael Cantor and his defense team have developed and honed their skills for the most aggressive representation you can gain for your defense for an original trial, appeals or when petitioning for post-conviction relief.

The Cantor Defense Team not only knows how to think like prosecutors, but as police officers as well. Some might even say that they actually remain a step ahead of prosecutors and police officers, insightfully anticipating those parties’ next thoughts, words and steps.

All attorneys at the DM Cantor are highly knowledgeable in areas of forensic science, such as:

  • Ballistics
  • Bodily fluid testing
  • Breath, blood and urine alcohol testing methods
  • DNA technology
  • Drug recognition
  • Gas chromatography
  • Infra-red mass spectrometry
  • Latent fingerprint technologies
  • Forensic accounting

Whether the best defense strategy for your criminal allegation is factual or technical, the DM Cantor have the experience, track record, knowledge and resources to thoroughly defend you. They also have an in-house law library with research materials relating to local and state police investigation procedures, manuals of the Department of Public Safety, and even materials of the FBI. They also have standing relationships with numerous expert witnesses from across a wide range of focused fields. All of these things are extremely valuable when it comes to successful defense of a criminal matter in Arizona. We offer criminal defense in the cities of Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and across the State of Arizona.

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Contact the DM Cantor at (602) 307-0808 to schedule a free initial consultation. We can discuss your legal options and devise a thorough defense strategy. In other words, we will do what it takes to win your case!

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