Scottsdale, Arizona DUI Task Force during the Holiday Season

Nobody wants a DUI or any criminal offense on their record, for this could have detrimental impacts on your career and your life. If you have been charged with a criminal offense or DUI, you are going to require expert representation; therefore, it is pivotal that you contact an experienced defense attorney like “David Michael Cantor” immediately.

David Cantor and the DM Cantor DUI Defense Team

David Michael Cantor is a very well-respected Scottsdale DUI Attorney and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, who comes highly recommended. When it comes to a criminal or DUI case in Arizona, David Cantor is your best chance for a positive outcome as he knows the prosecutors, the courts, the judges, but most importantly… the law.

He began his career in Tempe, Arizona as a DUI defense attorney and soon after, David Cantor’s career took off. Now David Cantor still defends those with DUI cases, while also taking on criminal cases as well as…

  • Aggravated DUI
  • Extreme DUI
  • Assault Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Homicides
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Vehicular Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • And more

Not only did he receive the “Certified Criminal Law Specialist” title, from Arizona’s “Board of Legal Specialization,” but David Cantor is also listed in the criminal law section of the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®,” while our firm, “DM Cantor,” is AV® rated — which is the highest rating possible — by Martindale Hubbell.

With all the qualities of a great attorney, many years of experience to back him, and a substantial amount of compelling defense strategies under his belt, David Cantor aggressively fights to beat any DUI case in Arizona. These significant credentials have helped the DM Cantor claim more than 4,600 case victories including 2,800 DUI cases won.

Our team of criminal defense attorney’s, pride themselves in achieving the best results possible for our clients. While many other criminal defense attorneys in Arizona can only try to be aggressive, the criminal lawyers at DM Cantor, really are and have the reputation to prove it.

Incidentally, being aggressive is only one of the many important qualities our team possesses; they also have all the skills, expertise, and experience necessary to make for great lawyers such as honesty, integrity, professionalism, and more. Contact DM Cantor now at (602) 307-0808 and speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.

The following are just some of the cities the Scottsdale DUI Attorney and his team have been highly successful in DUI dismissals:

  • Phoenix
  • Glendale
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa
  • Goodyear
  • Scottsdale
  • Peoria
  • Tempe
  • Chandler

In addition, we cover all courts in the State of Arizona such as:

If you are battling with a DUI case, drop everything and call us now for a free consultation with one of our professional, experienced DUI Lawyers, 24 hours a day at (602) 307-0808. We helped thousands of others and we can help you too.

DUI/DWI in the State of Arizona

Getting a DUI or DWI in the State of Arizona is very serious business. If you have a blood alcohol or drug level of just .149 or less and are caught driving even just a few inches, you can face serious consequences. The penalties may include

  • Fines and surcharges
  • Jail time
  • Attending mandatory classes
  • Doing community service
  • Revoking your driving privileges
  • Having to blow into a device before you can drive your car
  • And more

Regular DUI or DWI First Offense

If you have been convicted of a DUI in Scottsdale for the first time ever, or for the first time in the past seven (7) years, it would be considered a first offense regular DUI or non-extreme DUI or DWI. The surcharge and minimum fine would cost you approximately $1,537.

Consequently, the penalties are a mandatory 10 days in jail at a minimum, however, if you attend a mandatory alcohol screening (approximate cost is $50,) than upon completion, 9 days can be suspended. Hence, you can also face — up to a maximum of six (6) months — jail time. Other classes that are recommended cost approximately $500.

In addition, it is also mandatory for the court to order that an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) be attached to the steering wheel of your car for one (1) year, which you will be required to blow into each time you start your vehicle, and then every additional 15 minutes after that in order to keep the ignition running. Thus, in severe cases, the court can choose to order that the IID stays on your vehicle for over twelve (12) months.

Regular DUI 0r DWI Second Conviction

If within seven (7) years of the first DUI/DWI, you are convicted a second time for a non-extreme DUI or DWI, the minimum surcharge and fine would be approximately $3,500.

A minimum of at least 90 days jail time is a mandatory penalty, although that time can be reduced by a 60-day suspension, upon completing a mandatory alcohol-screening program.

Your driving privileges will also be revoked for at least one year by the MVD (Motor Vehicle Department), you will be required to do 30 hours of community service, and have an IID attached to your steering wheel for a mandatory one year, which will also cost you approximately $1,200.

Even worse, at his/her discretion, the prosecutor can charge you with a first offense felony of a third offense misdemeanor or aggravated DUI, and most times, they do!

Regular DUI 0r DWI Third Offense

If you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol a third time within seven years of another conviction, you will find yourself in a heap of trouble. The term used is a “misnomer” since you will be charged with an aggravated DUI, which is a first offense felony and the mandatory penalty for this is a minimum of four months jail time. At times, the court will choose to charge you with a misdemeanor rather than a third offense DUI felony. If the two charges you had prior are alleged by the court, they will give you 180 days in prison.


It is no fun to be convicted of a DUI, DWI, or any crime. However, if it so happens that you are facing a criminal charge, try to stay calm and give us a call at (602) 307-0808. We will immediately set up a free consultation so we can discuss your case and decide what strategies we will use to get the best outcome possible in your favor. David Cantor and the DM Cantor DUI Defense have helped many others in the same situation you are in now. You don’t have to go it alone; we will be there for you every step of the way. We know the laws, as well as loopholes we can use to help get you out of this mess.

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