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Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing a criminal charge in the greater Phoenix area, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a serious felony, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. At the Law Offices of David A. Black, we represent clients charged with a wide range of offenses, including DUI, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, homicide, and others. We have successfully represented attorneys, teachers, doctors, law enforcement personnel, professional athletes, and more. No one is beyond getting caught up in the criminal justice system. Let us help you untangle the knots. Call today.

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DUI Defense

More and more people each year are charged with driving under the influence. But not all DUI cases are the same. In the case of alleged alcohol impairment, your blood alcohol content (BAC) can make a major difference in both the charges against you and in the penalties you face. Moreover, while the penalties for DUI are similar, and in some cases the same, whether alcohol or drugs are involved, the evidence that the prosecutor will seek to introduce to try to convict you will be markedly different. Additional variables are underage DUI, DUI with a child passenger, DUI causing injury, and aggravated DUI, among others.

Domestic Violence

Arrests for alleged domestic violence are on the increase. If you are the subject of a domestic violence call to the police, and there is an allegation, true or not, that violence or the threat of violence was involved, there will be an arrest. And because the police are under pressure to separate the individuals as quickly as possible, they often arrest the wrong person. Many domestic violence cases are “he said, she said” situations, where it is the statements by the participants, as opposed to any physical evidence, that may be used to try to convict you. An experienced Phoenix domestic violence lawyer is your best protection against a wrongful conviction.

Drug Crimes

The range of drug offenses in Arizona is substantial. They extend from possession of a small quantity of marijuana, to trafficking in and selling large quantities of hard drugs. The penalties, if you are convicted, could be as minor as a fine and probation, but might be as serious as years in state prison. In addition to the various penalties and activities related to drugs, the charges in your case will turn on the particular drug involved. The laws in Arizona are complex in this regard. Certain drugs are given special treatment under the statutes, and others are grouped in categories – dangerous drugs, narcotic drugs, and prescription-only drugs. You need an attorney who knows the difference.

Violent Crimes

Among the various violent crimes are simple assault (perhaps the most common violent crime), aggravated assault, sex crimes, robbery (sometimes considered a theft crime), stalking, harassment, extortion, terrorism, street gang crimes, gun crimes, homicide, and others. Punishments likewise range from fines and probation, to years behind bars and even the death penalty.


Theft charges range from shoplifting, to felony theft, to passing bad checks, to embezzlement, among others. Both the charges and the potential penalties if you are convicted will depend upon the nature of the alleged theft, the value of the property involved, and other factors. In this area, as in so many others, it pays to have a former prosecutor on your side.


Those under the age of 21 can get themselves into all kinds of legal trouble. The consequences can affect their future. Alcohol use is an element in numerous offenses involving minors. Charges include minor in possession and underage drinking and driving, as well as charges such as theft, assault, and others. The rules involving minors are different than those involving adults. We understand how to handle these cases in a way that will minimize the damage to the child’s future.