Hey, this is David Black under the law offices of David A. Black. Today we’re going to talk about MVD ramifications for your DUI. Question, I got a DUI, haven’t been convicted yet, what’s going to happen? The short answer is that the MVD is going to try to suspend your license regardless. The way…

This is David Black. Today we’re going to talk about drug cases. Drug cases can be divided into two main classifications: • Drug possession cases or • Drug selling cases This discussion is specifically geared towards drug possession cases. You can think of the analysis as follows: There are several different classes under the law….

You reached David Black here. You’re watching our website, some of our videos. Today we’re going to talk about the city of Tempe municipal court, what happens when you’re charged with a crime in Tempe municipal court, what types of crimes might be in Tempe municipal court, how to handle, etcetera. The municipal court is…

This is David Black today.  We’re talking generally about probable cause and more specifically reasonable suspicion when it comes to traffic stops and likely in your case the traffic stop which eventually led to a DUI.  Before we get to the over-all question that everybody’s concerned with, am I going to be convicted of a…

In this clip, Criminal Defense Attorney David Black discusses in general terms what a Tempe Criminal Lawyer does, what types of crimes are handled in Tempe municipal Court, and what the procedure is for handling matters in Tempe. From DUI to Domestic Violence Misdemeanors, Tempe City Court is a lower court of limited jurisdiction, which…

In this clip, Phoenix Criminal Drug Defense Attorney David A. Black discusses how the dangerous drug meth is treated differently than other drugs in Arizona. Specifically, the lawyer explains that probation is either not mandatory (for possession) or not available (for possession for sale) when other drugs – even heroin and crack cocaine – are…

In our blog of July 9, 2012 entitled Underage Drinking in Arizona 2012, we pointed out the various charges that may result from alcohol being consumed by minors. We also noted that law enforcement had resorted to using undercover teens to discover and prosecute violations. The undercover practice has apparently expanded. Wittmann is the home…

The majority of police officers are never involved, during their entire careers, in a fatal shooting. But between 2003 and 2011, Officer James Peters was involved in six of them. No alarm bells went off at the Scottsdale Police Department, so Peters remained a member of the SWAT team, which increased his chances of being…

A man and a woman were arrested in Cave Creek on Friday for leaving their children in the family car while their parents could continue to drink at a local restaurant. According to Fox 10 News, the couple had arrived at the restaurant with the children about 8:30 in the evening, then brought them back…

In a tragic accident on Sunday night, a Northern Arizona University student was killed when she was struck from behind by a truck in Flagstaff. According to witnesses, the truck fled the scene, but was located after a search. Police questioned a woman who was outside the vehicle looking at the damage, and although she…

The anonymity of the internet in general, and, some believe, of social networking sites such as Facebook, continue to cause problems for innocent people. Last week it was reported that a North Canyon High School teacher was placed on administrative leave after nude pictures of her surfaced on Facebook. Her Facebook profile, according to the…

It was a sad day last Friday for the Arizona Diamondbacks and for sports fans around the state, when announcer Mark Grace was arrested for aggravated DUI and other charges. Grace is also a former major league baseball player, who played first base for the Chicago Cubs, and later played for the Diamondbacks in their…

Earlier this month a Mesa woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs while her one-year old son was a passenger in the vehicle. According to the news report, the driver crossed over a sidewalk and careened into a propane tank. The woman had a prescription for Oxycodone which instructed…

Arizona has a number of criminal laws dealing with illegal wiretapping and recording of telephone conversations. Our interest in this subject has been heightened by a case in New Hampshire in which Adam Mueller, a journalist and founder of copblock.org, is facing trial on three felony counts of wiretapping. He videotaped a case of alleged…

A new bill signed by the governor in April of this year will require parolees and those on community supervision to pay for any required drug testing fees as a condition of their release. The law went into effect last week, although the precise amount of the payments and the effective date of the implementation…

Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) can result from some unusual activities. Earlier this month, the drummer for rocker Ted Nugent was arrested for DUI and other charges in Bangor, Maine. According to reports, the drummer, Mick Brown, had stolen a golf cart from a concert venue, and was driving it recklessly. When officers…

The San Francisco Chronicle reported this week that four men have been arrested in Arizona for growing more than 12,500 marijuana plants on federal property located in the northwestern part of the state. This was apparently a huge operation, involving not only thousands of plants, but also an irrigation system that included generators, pumps and…

Much has been written and said recently about the epidemic of drug addiction in Arizona and throughout the United States. In the process, many lose sight of the fact that (a) alcohol is considered one of the most prevalent “gateway drugs”, that is, substances that lead to the use of more dangerous drugs, and (b)…

The news has been flooded lately with articles about bath salts. While they sound rather benign, bath salts in today’s world have little to do with soothing your feet or obtaining a smooth overall look to your skin. What’s being discussed are substances sold as bath salts, but which typically contain one of several drugs,…

The sexual abuse trial of an 11-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety began this week in Flagstaff. Officer Robb Evans is charged with groping a woman at a bar by walking up behind her, placing his hand under her skirt and touching her genitals. Evans denies the charges, and according to a report…

Jury selection began this week in the retrial of a man accused of plowing into a group of motorcyclists, killing four of them, while under the influence of drugs. The collision took place in March 2010, and in April of that year, a Maricopa grand jury indicted the driver on four counts of manslaughter, five…

Phoenix DUI Lawyer David A. Black, located at 40 N. Central Ave. #1400, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, discusses major case law and reasons for traffic stops that are not in violation of Fourth Amendment Rights leading to arrests for Driving Under the Influence in Arizona. Please call the office for more information at (480) 280-8028

Last week the jury returned its verdict in the Baby Gabriel case. While the case centered on the disappearance of a nine month old baby, who has not been seen since December 2009, this wasn’t a murder or child abuse case. The conviction was for forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference. The forgery consisted…

Criminal Defense Attorney David Black discussing What is an Order of Protection? How Can I Fight One? How Can I Get One? For specfiic questions and answers always follow the lnk below and contact David A. Black, criminal defense attorney phoenix. Law Offices of David A. Black 40 N. Central Ave. #1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004…

In our blog of December 21, 2011, we reported that the United States Justice Department was investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) amid claims of racial profiling and other improper conduct aimed at Latinos. Apparently unable to reach an agreement with Sheriff Joe Arpaio concerning the allegations, the Justice Department last week filed a…

We have been talking recently about the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This leads us to wonder where all these drugs come from. We’re not discussing drugs such as heroin or cocaine, the origin of which may be South America or Asia. And we doubt there are enough doctors writing prescriptions for narcotics and related…

Attorney David A. Black discusses pretrial motions called Motions in Limine, and characterizes them as pretrial motions or objections made in writing. Deals with criminal law. Law Offices of David A. Black, Phoenix, Arizona, #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (480) 280-8028.

A common question we are asked is whether or not we, as Phoenix criminal attorneys, recommend our clients seek a trial. The question is a complex one, and depends upon a variety of things, but most important are whether or not there is a benefit to any bargain offered, and whether or not we feel the…

On April 28, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosted the fourth annual Prescription Take-Back Day. The event, which took place in Phoenix and in other areas across the country, is designed to get expired and unused prescription drugs out of people’s medicine cabinets and homes and properly disposed of. In previous years, more than 18,000…

Phoenix, Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney David A. Black discusses in very broad terms what a grand jury does and what it means to be indicted. Generally, an indictment is just a formal word for the start of a felony criminal case. For more information on grad juries and indictments, please speak with your own personal…

Criminal attorney David Black discusses in his blog what an evidentiary hearing is in very general terms. In this video, David Black discusses how an evidentiary hearing is simply a forum in which objections to evidence are discussed. Law Offices of David A. Black PLLC 40 North Central Avenue Suite 1400 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 http://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com…

by Ben DeMeter As far as Occupy protests go, the Occupy Phoenix demonstration wasn’t exactly something to write home about. Roughly 1,000 people showed up in Cesar Chavez Plaza on the morning of October 15th, 2011 to represent the “99 %” and rally against corporation-favoring legislation. After a few hours, police moved the protesters to…

Attorney David A. Black discusses the three major types of felony DUI, or Aggravated DUI. These include having children in the car; having 3 DUIs in 84 months; or DUI with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license. David A. Black is a Phoenix Criminal Lawyer specializing in DUI and other crimes. See his work at http://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com….

Attorney David A. Black talks about different hearings in the process of a phoenix criminal case: older videos discussed pretrial conferences; this video addresses issues about evidentiary hearings on motions to supress, preclude, and dismiss. Whatever your case, whether it is a Phoenix dui attorney or other criminal lawyer you need, give a professional a…

In Arizona, and specifically in Maricopa County, after the Arraignment but before the Trial, many pretrial conferences are held in the criminal courts. In Scottsdale, there may only be two of them before the court sets the case to trial. In some courts in Phoenix Municipal Court, as many as five or more are held….

Are you looking over your shoulder because you have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Phoenix?  If so, you may have missed a chance to clear the slate.  Earlier this month, Phoenix officials launched Phase I of its “New Opportunity Warrant Clear Up Program.”  The program was designed to clear up as many of the 110,000…

If you’re being charged with a crime, speaking with a Phoenixdefenseattorney may be your best bet for regaining your freedom and keeping your life on track. However, many people who have been charged with a crime for the first time are unsure about what happens at a consultation, and they may be nervous. If this…

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, hiring a Phoenix DUI lawyer is just one step in a lengthy process. From the initial charges to the day of the trial, the DUI process can take months to complete. DUI convictions are serious and come with penalties ranging from community service to a prison sentence. You…

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