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New Arizona Fireworks Bill and Business Self Regulation

08/18/2017 12:24:40 PM

Rebuilding My Family in Recovery: Addiction Survivors Discuss Mending Fences After Finding Lasting Sobriety Photo credit: Pixabay The excruciating pain of addiction isn’t limited to the person who’s abusing substances — it extends to ...

How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?

05/25/2017 13:28:57 PM

After going through an accident that ends up with injuries, the victim will never know the full extent of their damages until some time has passed after the accident. Even if a person believes that their injury was minor, they could suffer pain ...

What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?

05/05/2017 12:56:16 PM

Many people might find it difficult to go seek help for a mental disorder that they may have. Obtaining a diagnosis is the first step in receiving treatment. Going to a physician’s office may be the first step, but not the last. Sometimes, ...

Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases

04/10/2017 13:32:36 PM

Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and ...

Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI

03/09/2017 13:03:17 PM

After a Happy Hour that turned into a couple of hours, you grabbed your keys, said goodbye to your co-workers, and walked to your car. Feeling “buzzed” you decided to take the route home you know well. Halfway home you saw flashing lights ...

Dangerous Truck Driving Contributors

02/15/2017 18:00:25 PM

Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out for any ...

Do You Have a Case?

01/11/2017 15:32:15 PM

Picture yourself walking into work one morning just like any other start to your day. As you enter the premises of the building you slip and fall in a wet puddle and hit your head on the hard ground, resulting in a brain injury and other physical ...

Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!

12/27/2016 15:12:51 PM

The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor 2015-2016 scholarship contest ended on November 30, 2016. The essays subject title was “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice system”. ...

Father Winter Warning

11/22/2016 12:24:28 PM

As the seasons begin to change again, we experience a decrease in temperature and an increase in safety hazards. Although winter can be a great time to experience the holidays and snowy weather, it can be a playground of accidents. This winter ...

6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall

11/14/2016 17:46:18 PM

The fall season means the holidays are just around the corner and the weather is getting crisper by the day. The holidays can often mean that more vehicles will be on the roads at once. Heavier traffic and frustrated drivers can lead to danger ...

It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident

11/09/2016 12:43:29 PM

When you have been in an auto accident that is someone else’s fault, it is a bad idea to talk to the other side’s insurance adjuster. Doing so can cause real problems for your claim outcome. Insurance adjusters know how to get information ...

How Are Juvenile Crimes Handled In Arizona?

10/25/2016 14:33:05 PM

Crimes committed by juveniles in Arizona should not be considered any less serious than those committed by adults, however, they are definitely treated somewhat differently in Arizona than crimes committed by adults. If you or someone you know ...

Getting Legal Help in a White Collar Crime Case in Arizona

10/25/2016 14:32:11 PM

White collar crimes refer to financially motivated nonviolent crimes that are committed by business and government professionals. In the past years, white collar crime cases have made headlines and their frequency has increased in recent years. ...

Understanding the Meaning of Loss of Consortium

10/24/2016 16:42:19 PM

When a person has been seriously injured, their life changes in many ways. How they live, what they can do, how they interact with their spouse and family, even what they can do for entertainment. While most people understand that part of a ...

Brain Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

10/24/2016 15:07:04 PM

As a motorcyclist, you have much less protection available to you than people who ride inside of cars. Unlike cars, motorcycles simply do not have the protection of a frame surrounding you while you are riding. This means that you are much likelier ...

A Brief History of Takeda Pharmaceuticals

10/18/2016 11:22:10 AM

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Actos® Takeda Pharmaceuticals has a long, rich history that goes back hundreds of years but its history of lawsuits is happening right now. All in all, this is why Daviagra overnight dangerous products medical attorneys ...

Can I make payments on DUI fines in Arizona?

10/04/2016 15:43:34 PM

When you are convicted of DUI in Arizona or any other criminal charges, it is critical that you pay the court fines and fees on time. By not paying these or meeting the requirements of any payment arrangements, you can be required to serve jail ...

Does having a DUI affect getting hired?

09/21/2016 16:25:39 PM

How to Remove a DUI off My Record

09/14/2016 12:32:21 PM

When you are arrested or convicted of drunk driving, resulting criminal charges can heavily affect your daily life. You may lose your job, struggle to find a new position, get expelled from college and even suffer credit problems. Your insurance ...

False DUI Breathalyzer Results from Foreign Substances

09/12/2016 15:20:21 PM

When you are suspected of DUI and administered a breathalyzer test, there are a multitude of substances that can affect your test results. Even if you have not been drinking alcohol, you can still be arrested if your breathalyzer test registers ...

Best Tempe DUI Defense for Charges of Driving Under the Influence

09/01/2016 11:46:16 AM

With students back in school and part-time residents – or “snowbirds” as the locals might say – are slowly starting to arrive, Tempe restaurants, late-night clubs and local watering holes will be seeing an increase in custome

The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a DUI

08/29/2016 13:54:47 PM

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also know as GERD for short and closely related to and often confused with acid reflux, is a medical issue that can affect the results of a DUI breathalyzer test. Gases in the stomach can affect results of ...

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test when Pulled Over for DUI?

08/24/2016 13:20:28 PM

Whenever a driver is stopped under suspicion of DUI, the law enforcement officer asks if the driver is willing to submit to a Standard Field Sobriety Test. There are reasons to refuse this test. In most cases, these tests are voluntary and an ...

How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident

08/22/2016 16:28:42 PM

Drinking and driving can result in a DUI accident. These tragic accidents can lead to fatalities that are devastating to everyone involved, especially the loved ones left behind. Death of a loved one in an accident is a huge loss to deal with, ...

Understanding the Different Types of Theft Charges

08/18/2016 16:25:39 PM

Theft is one of the most common criminal charges that are charged. However, it is often called by many names. Theft, robbery, larceny, embezzlement, and fraud are just a few of the names associated with a theft charge. So, what is the difference ...

Dealing with a Forfeiture in Arizona

08/10/2016 13:19:01 PM

As unfair as it may sound, the government can confiscate property under criminal forfeiture or civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture is to seize property used in criminal activity, although charges have not been filed. When civil forfeiture is ...

How to Post Bail at Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona

08/05/2016 17:01:50 PM

Many people wonder how the bail bond process works at the Maricopa County Jail (also 4th Avenue Jail or Madison Street Jail) in Phoenix. To summarize, a judge uses a matrix form to determine how to best proceed in the matter of bail for an ...

In Arizona, What Is “No Actual Physical Control”

08/04/2016 11:39:20 AM

A conviction of a DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the state of Arizona, is reliant on proof that you were actually driving the vehicle while intoxicated. Where things become a bit “gray” is under the term of “no ...

What is the Admin Per Se, Implied Consent Form?

08/01/2016 17:58:40 PM

When a driver in Arizona is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), that driver is provided with an Administrative Per Se Implied Consent Affidavit. Also know as the “Admin Per Se Form”, this Affidavit is a ...

When Does Possession of Marijuana Become Intent to Sell?

07/29/2016 15:39:03 PM

Conviction of possession of marijuana or intent to sell charges lead to serious punishment in Arizona. Under state law, “marijuana” refers to any or all parts of the cannabis plant from which the resin has not been extracted. The plant may ...

Common Consequences of a DUI or DWI

07/29/2016 13:13:57 PM

Most states have taken a strong stance against drunk/intoxicated driving in the past two decades, and the enhanced penalties mean that a conviction for driving under the influence can create both short and long-term problems after the fact. ...

What Are the Differences Between Jail and Prison in Arizona?

07/26/2016 18:53:20 PM

Many people use the terms “jail” and “prison” synonymously. But these two types of facilities have some distinct differences, as much as they have much in common. When you are facing charges that may lead to prison time, or when you ...

Is an Extreme DUI the same as an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?

07/21/2016 17:26:56 PM

Extreme DUI vs. Aggravated DUI in Arizona In Arizona, being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is not as simple as one set of charges and penalties. There are a multitude of factors that can lead to felony charges ...

Charged with DUI in Arizona with Suspended License

07/19/2016 13:59:15 PM

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol while your license is revoked, canceled, suspended or refused in the state of Arizona is considered an Aggravated DUI charge, as specified in Arizona Revised Statutes, ARS 28-1383(A)(1). There ...

What You Need to Know About DUI Laws While on Vacation

07/14/2016 12:01:35 PM

If you have a summer vacation planned this year, it’s possible that rest, relaxation, and even a few cocktails are part of your itinerary. While you can leave many of your day to day tasks and worries behind, when you’re on vacation, it’s ...

What are the Types of Arizona Felony Classes

06/28/2016 13:07:13 PM

Felony Class Types in Arizona There are six levels of felony classes in Arizona. Each class has its own guidelines for punishment if convicted. When looking at sentencing, the law presumes that everyone will start at the presumptive sentence ...

Drugged Driving Can Cause Serious Consequences

06/08/2016 15:40:47 PM

When the term “driving under the influence” is heard, the first thing that usually comes to mind is alcohol intoxication. But alcohol is only one of the countless substances that can impair an individual’s ability to drive. Driving

5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim

05/17/2016 14:06:20 PM

If you’ve been injured and are currently in the process of handling your insurance claim, there are few things you should keep in mind.  Below are some tips from Wayne Cohen, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer. Tip #1: Save All Your ...

DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time

04/23/2016 08:15:10 AM

DUI vehicular crimes are considered quite serious and are classified as felonies. Some states have a Vehicular Crimes Unit that is responsible for prosecuting all felony vehicular crimes. Their goal is to effectively prosecute those charged ...

Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defenses

04/21/2016 09:55:09 AM

Civil forfeiture, also called civil seizure, or civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in the United States in which law enforcement officers take assets from people suspected of being involved in a crime or some sort of ...

Pre-charge Investigation Stage Cases

04/19/2016 13:48:35 PM

‘Pre-charge’, also called the ‘Investigation Stage’ of a criminal case is the stage when someone is under observation for a criminal offense, but no formal action has been taken. When someone is involved in such a situation, i

The Many Types of White Collar Crimes

04/18/2016 12:13:39 PM

Defined as nonviolent crimes committed by an employee for personal financial gain, white collar crimes most typically involve office-based workers, business managers, fund managers, accountants or executives. There are several common types of ...

Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death

01/29/2016 14:28:39 PM

Wrongful Death Lawsuits While we do not want to believe it was ever our loved one’s time to go, a wrongful death case implies there was negligence or intentional harm that resulted in the death of a family member. In a wrongful death lawsuit, ...

New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charges

12/16/2015 13:07:33 PM

With trial scheduled to begin only nine days later, charges of child sex abuse against Robert Koenig, 63, were dismissed at the prosecution’s request, motivated by the discovery of new evidence following Mr. Koenig’s indictment some six ...

What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)

09/25/2015 18:52:58 PM

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are arrested for a DUI in your personal vehicle, it’s going to have an impact on your license. Today I’m going to walk you through potential outcomes of a Phoenix DUI and discuss your ...

What are my Options After a Conviction?

07/14/2015 13:10:14 PM

Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that you have lost your case entirely. There is a Post Conviction Issues/Appeals process that seeks to overturn your conviction or modify the terms of a sentence. If you have lost ...

Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrols

01/29/2015 17:22:56 PM

Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix, Scot ...

Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

01/28/2015 16:13:24 PM

Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years. Buying ...

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crimes

01/28/2015 15:31:27 PM

The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities earlier ...

2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force

12/19/2014 11:10:30 AM

Many Phoenix residents are familiar with the annual Holiday DUI task force, which consists of increased police efforts to curb drinking and driving throughout metro Phoenix. Valley residents can expect heightened police surveillance on many ...

Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

11/14/2014 17:14:09 PM

PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store. According to police reports, the crime ...

Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

08/20/2014 13:38:01 PM

58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

08/04/2014 12:28:45 PM

PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix Police ...

Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrols

07/03/2014 14:57:17 PM

** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here. Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona head to ...

What are Fraudulent Schemes in Arizona?

03/14/2014 16:57:14 PM

In the Phoenix area or anywhere else in the state of Arizona, as per A.R.S. §13-2310, the crime of fraudulent schemes is committed when an individual creates a scheme or artifice to defraud, which involves the attempt to defraud knowingly and ...

The Dangers of File Sharing and Peer to Peer Networks

02/12/2014 09:51:47 AM

File sharing has been a big part of the counter-culture of legal and illegal music and movie downloads in the United States. Many file sharing programs that allowed the free flow of copyrighted files like Limewire, Napster, Bearshare, Frostwire, ...

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014

01/30/2014 19:03:14 PM

The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing! If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There is a new driving ...

Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013

12/31/2013 10:48:47 AM

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the East Valley DUI task force will be stopping thousands of drivers on the roads. Approximately, 20 percent will be arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over and asked if you have been drinking, your answer ...

Out-of-Date Marijuana DUI Laws

12/10/2013 10:44:31 AM

When Prop 203 was approved back in 2010 the DUI laws were not updated to account for the legal medical marijuana users. Watch the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor’s Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Alarid discuss this topic with Marc Martinez ...

How to Find an Interlock Device for your Car

11/18/2013 09:16:02 AM

This is a Guest Post from Barry Saunders owner of Ignition Interlock Company, Quick Start AZ. Are you in need of an interlock device for your car? If so, you are probably interested in having one of these installed for one of two reasons: You ...

Halloween 2013 East Valley DUI Task Force

10/31/2013 12:56:38 PM

David Cantor explains the East Valley DUI Task Force for Halloween 2013:

Arizona DUI Defense: No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop

09/27/2013 10:18:01 AM

Law enforcement personnel must have “reasonable suspicion” to stop and/or detain a motorist. Absent this, any resulting arrest is “pretextual” and any charge(s) are subject to summary dismissal. Moreover, any evidence obtained is in ...

Denial of Right to Counsel – Arizona DUI Defenses

09/27/2013 01:03:23 AM

Denial of right to counsel is an important defense for DUI cases. When being arrested, you always have a right to legal counsel, but it is particularly vital in the case of a DUI arrest. If you are prohibited from talking to an attorney which ...

Third Offense Felony Aggravated DUI Penalties in Arizona

09/26/2013 18:51:54 PM

Watch as David Cantor explains a 3rd Offense Felony Aggravated DUI in Arizona:

Third Offense Extreme DUI Penalties Arizona

09/25/2013 13:27:44 PM

An extreme DUI is any time when your blood alcohol content is .150 to .199. A third offense means you have two prior DUI convictions within the previous seven years, and those other DUIs do not have to be extreme DUIs; they can be any DUI conviction ...

Aggravated DUI with Child in Car – Arizona DUI

09/24/2013 18:36:45 PM

A DUI with a child in the car is referred to as “Aggravated DUI with Kid in Car”. This is a felony charge and carries more severe penalties than a typical misdemeanor DUI charge in Arizona. In this short video, David Cantor explains what ...

Second Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI Penalties in Arizona

09/24/2013 14:21:15 PM

A 2nd Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI in Arizona is any DUI in which the blood alcohol level content is .150 to .199. It is a second offense Extreme DUI if the individual has a prior DUI offense of any kind within the last seven years, and the ...