Arizona Criminal Attorney Gets Breath Alcohol Readings Suppressed
Arizona criminal attorney David Michael Cantor's office was able to get the breath alcohol
readings suppressed in the case of State v. Norton. The Downtown Justice Court suppressed
Norton's breath alcohol readings of .136 and .125.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 23, 2010 -- Arizona criminal attorney David Michael Cantor's office was able to
get the breath alcohol readings suppressed in the case of State V. Norton (South Mountain Justice Court Case No:
The Downtown Justice Court suppressed Norton's breath alcohol readings of .136 and .125.
Norton was arrested for an alleged DUI and asked to speak with an attorney in private. An associate for Arizona
criminal attorney Cantor was able to provide evidence that when Norton was placed in a private phone room he
nervously chewed on several fingernails. The officer, who placed Norton in the phone room, claimed he "watched
Norton the entire time" in order to perform a "deprivation period" prior to the breath test. The "deprivation
period" requires that the suspect does not ingest anything or regurgitate prior to a breath test. The State's expert
stated that anything--including fingers in the mouth - violates the required deprivation period.
"The officer failed to properly perform a 'deprivation period'," said Arizona criminal attorney David Michael
Cantor. "Due to this fact, we were able to get the reading suppressed and a non-DUI plea for our client."
As a result of the evidence provided by Arizona criminal attorney Cantor's associate, the judge suppressed the
readings and this resulted in a non-DUI plea being offered to Norton.
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