Phoenix DUI Lawyer

David Cantor

Phoenix DUI Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Phoenix DUI Local Legal Authority.

David Cantor

Phoenix DUI Attorney

Phoenix DUI Lawyer

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Phoenix DUI Local Legal Authority.

David Cantor

Since becoming a lawyer in 1989, Arizona Criminal Attorney and Arizona DUI Lawyer David Cantor has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by the local and national news media. He has been interviewed and has appeared on Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, Inside Edition, the CBS Morning Show, Hannity and Colmes, and every local Arizona news channel including Univision. In addition, his cases have been covered by CNNMSNBC, and even Howard Stern. The firm DM Cantor, and David Cantor has been rated by numerous prestigious awards and reviewing website as the Best Criminal Defense Attorney and Best DUI Attorney in Arizona.

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When to Work With a Phoenix DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be feeling scared and overwhelmed. These charges can come with severe consequences, including jail time, substantial fines, and suspension of your driver’s license.

DUI Basics

What constitutes a DUI and the related consequences will depend on the state in which you are driving. There are some common requirements and results across the states:

  • Blood Alcohol Concentration. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in almost all states is .08%. More stringent requirements apply to commercial drivers, and the legal limit is generally .04% BAC. These limits only apply to those of legal drinking age. There is zero tolerance for any drivers under the age of 21.
  • Criminal Charge. In most states, a first time DUI offense is classified as a misdemeanor. Aggravating factors can escalate the crime to a felony; for example, if anyone is injured. If an individual has multiple DUI offenses, this may also escalate the severity to a felony charge.
  • Multiple Substances and Vehicles. While DUIs are most commonly associated with drinking alcohol and driving a car, the offense is much broader. It includes drug-impaired driving as well as other forms of vehicles, such as motorcycles.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Phoenix, there are a number of factors to consider as you approach your defense. A DUI lawyer in Phoenix will be able to help you understand the process and develop a strategy.

How a Phoenix DUI Attorney Can Help

Working with a licensed DUI practitioner will be essential to ensuring that you achieve the best possible result in your DUI case. A DUI attorney in Phoenix can help navigate all aspects of the proceeding, including:

  • Ensuring Proper Protocol. When arresting someone for a DUI, the police are required to follow strict protocol. For example, a police officer must have probable cause to pull over your vehicle. An attorney can help review your specific case and determine if any protocol was violated. If so, the odds of overturning the arrest are significantly higher.
  • Understand the Charge. As noted above, whether a DUI charge is a misdemeanor or felony will depend on a number of factors. A lawyer can help you understand the severity of the charges you are facing.
  • Evaluating Consequences. The consequences for a DUI offense can be numerous and varied. In addition to jail time and fines, it can include suspension of your license, an increase in your insurance fees, and also potentially your job. Because a DUI offense is a criminal charge, it may show up on background checks run by future employers.
  • Negotiating a Plea. A Phoenix DUI lawyer can help you decide how to plead and can strategize whether it makes sense to accept a plea or to take the case to trial. What can be achieved with a plea bargain will depend on the jurisdiction in which you are facing charges and the strengths or weaknesses of your case. With a skilled Phoenix dui attorney, you may be able to avoid a number of the consequences associated with the charge.

Given the serious impact a DUI arrest can have on your future, securing a skilled and competent Phoenix DUI attorney can make all the difference in your case.

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What clients in Phoenix are saying about
David Cantor

DM Cantor
Based on 139 reviews
Would have loved to retain for my Family Court case. Worth the money that I can't afford.
Laura Cavness
Laura Cavness
23:01 09 Nov 19
This man is very very good. He is very professional very prepared dresses appropriately and is all business. 3 jurors asked for his card while they were receiving dismissal instructions from the judge. I think that's better than any review I could give. But by all means if you need a lawyer hire this one
Keith Brundin
Keith Brundin
17:16 22 Sep 19
I chose DM Cantor to represent me for a recent case and I was pleased with the outcome of the case. DM Cantor did far more work in this case than other attorneys I've had represent me in the past. Most attorneys do some to investigate the case. DM Cantor applied methods, tactics, professional experience, and did much more than other attorneys I've had to get me a positive outcome. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Stoobey .
Stoobey .
00:34 10 Sep 19
Working with DM Cantor, and Jason Karpel specifically, was the key to success in the case for which we were petitioning. Jason and his team were thorough and professional in their questions, review of information, and procedure through the court process and were helpful in letting us know what to expect. Upon receiving word of success, Jason expressed true congratulations for us personally and where life would take us next. Throughout the process, Jason was personable and friendly and made sure we were up to speed on what was transpiring between the multiple governmental offices in play.While determining which lawyer is the right fit may be daunting, I would recommend Jason, his team, and DM Cantor to anyone needing legal help. The team at DM Cantor approached our case with a realistic view, however they also brought optimism as well, which helped to allay much of the trepidation and concern a court case can bring on. We are grateful to Jason and his team for opening a new phase in our life.
Chantelle Reich
Chantelle Reich
21:40 20 Aug 19
Knowledge of the law and how to fairly and appropriately apply it is crucial to winning your case. Jason Karpel not only did this, he was able to use his knowledge and have my charge dismissed at trial. If you’re looking for someone to provide you with fair, open and honest, timely communication, and to take your case as seriously as you do then don’t hesitate to call to Jason and DM Cantor. I am glad I did.
Van Jenerette
Van Jenerette
20:55 22 Apr 19

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