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David A Black

Law Offices of David A. Black
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Arizona
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David Black is a Phoenix criminal attorney committed to making each and every client feel like they’re his only one. He has a proven track record of defending the rights of his clients, representing hundreds successfully in Arizona since 2008. Beyond an unflinching commitment to excellence in the practice law, Black’s credentials and accolades offer testimony to his ability to achieve positive results. A Commitment to Education Raised and educated in the Phoenix area, Black was selected to take classes at Arizona State University while he was still in high school. He continued his undergraduate studies at ASU, concentrating his studies on justice, law and writing. He graduated summa cum laude and taught writing to graduate students. He was also selected to teach Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation to aspiring lawyers by two national test preparation companies. Black’s legal education began with difficult choices, with multiple scholarship offers to highly competitive and prestigious programs. In the end, he chose the University of California Los Angeles to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree. After completing internships in both prosecution and criminal defense, Black accepted a position at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office upon graduation. He excelled there as a young prosecutor, achieving great success in a short period of time. Among his accolades include being named "Preliminary Hearing Bureau Attorney of the Month" in September of 2008. Professional Development With his career in full bloom, Black decided to leave the county court as a prosecutor in favor of a foray into criminal defense. In late 2008, a well-respected downtown law firm recruited Black to join its team of talented young attorneys. After spending time learning from the firm’s expertise and growing in his mastery of the law, he formed the Law Offices of David A. Black. Operating his own firm gives him the freedom to treat each and every client with the attention and dedication

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Car Accidents
  • Cocaine
  • Corruption
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Free Consultation
    Free Criminal and DUI consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa Matercard American Express Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    DUI and Criminal retainers and payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of David A. Black PLLC
- Current
Alcock and Associates, P.C.
Deputy County Attorney
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
University of California - Los Angeles
J.D. | Law
Activities: Moot Court; Entertainment Law Review
Arizona State University
B.S. | Justice Studies
Honors: Barrett Honors College
Rising Stars
AV Rating
Preliminary Hearing Bureau Attorney of the Month
Maricopa Count Attorneys Office
New attorney award.
Professional Associations
Law Offices of David A Black
- Current
Activities: Various pro bono work for political and in need clients.
- Current
Activities: Member
State Bar of Arizoma
- Current
Activities: Active and in good standing.
Websites & Blogs
Phoenix Criminal Attorney Blog
Legal Answers
19 Questions Answered

Q. What can I do to get charges lowered on forgery case?
A: It's not clear why you a fake to get through the airport, but I wouldn't go into any detail here about the alleged crime. If this is your first offense, you will likely have an automatic plea to a reduced charge and something less than a class 4 felony. If you have priors or are not willing to accept probation and feel you are innocent, you should hire somebody if you can afford it. Law Offices of David A. Black 40 N. Central Ave. Suite 1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 280-8028
Q. How long does someone have to file assault charges after the incident occurs?
A: Assuming you mean criminal charges, it would depend if it was a felony or misdemeanor. The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is one year; the statute on a felony is 7 years. If there was a weapon involved or serious injury it would be filed as a felony; however, usually if the police are not involved fairly soon after the incident charges will not be filed. Law OFfices of David A. Black 40 N. Central Ave. Suite 1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 280-8028
Q. What could I do to avoid losing my Secured Appearance Bond and/or going to jail if I were to get cited for a DUI in AZ?
A: As long as you follow release conditions, you should not lose your secured appearance bond. If you were out on release for some other offense and commit a new offense, you may lose your bond, but it is more likely that either nothing will come of it or you will have a change in your release conditions. I am not sure I completely understand your first question. Regarding the second question, you should speak with your lawyer. A deal like that should only have been made with the help of your attorney. I am sorry I cannot be of more assistance, but the possibilities are endless. You may be fine. They may re-instate prosecution. It really depends.
Q. My husband didn't take the plea agreement but now he wants it can he get it again
A: The short answer is maybe, maybe not. Defendants do not have a right to a plea agreement and when one expires it is usually solely within the prosecutor's discretion to re extend it. However, my personally experience is that if the prosecutor has not done too much extra work yet and trial is not too close, or if there are issues in the state's case, an offer can be re extended. He should talk to his lawyer of hire counsel ASAP. Law Offices of David A. Black 40 N. Central Ave. #1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 280-8028 Http://
Q. What is the max sentence for Solc. poss. narc. drug? ARS-13-3408
A: The maximum sentence for solicitation to possess narcotic drugs (personal use class 6 felony) is two years, unless the defendant is eligible for mandatory probation under A.R.S. 13-901.01. This assumes the defendant has no prior felony convictions, in which case the max is extremely unlikely. Law Offices of David A Black 40 N. Central Ave. #1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 280-8028 Http://
Q. I am a victim of Identity Theft. And there is a warrant out for my arrest. what should I do?
A: That is a tough question. My advice would be to contact a defense lawyer in your area to see what the facts are about your warrant. Obviously it would be best to quash the warrant. In most cases that would not be too difficult. Alternatively you could have an attorney call your local authorities to see if there is a safe harbor agreement for victims of crime. My guess, unfortunately, is that there is no such rule for identity theft. Law Offices of David A Black 40 North Central Avenue #1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 280-8028 Http://
Q. If I am court ordered to see a doctor in jail but detention officer tells me I have the right to refuse, why am I charge
A: Your question is not very clear but make sure you don't let the statute of limitations run on your 1983 claim. Contact a civil plaintiff attorney ASAP for more answers. Suits against the state have strict time limitations, some but probably not all have already lapsed in your case.
Q. My co defendant was ordered to pay $300 restitution and i was ordered to pay $11 grand.Aren't both equally responsible
A: Good question. Ordinarily, you would be correct: co defendants in criminal cases are often held jointly and several liable for the direct loss sustained by a victim of their crime or crimes. However, depending upon your jurisdiction the judge could order a more specific sum to each party depending upon fault. Consult a local lawyer to help answer some questions and you'll be able to get a better answer. Hope this helps. For more information: Law Offices of David A Black, 40 North Central Ave. #1400, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. Http://
Q. Should a defendant genes be considered as a factor in criminal behavioir
A: This is a really interesting question. The fact is that genes are not considered, unless the defect causes an individual an inability to discern right from wrong. Shoud it be considered is a different question. However, this seems more like a question of opinion than law. In AZ guilty except insane is a defense, though having crazy parents is not. If this s academic feel free to contact me and I'll discuss in more detail.
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Law Offices of David A. Black
40 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: (480) 280-8028