Aaron M. Black

Aaron M. Black

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC
 | 3219 East Camelback Road #573, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 480-729-1683
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

 

Aaron was raised in Phoenix, AZ and attended Brophy College Preparatory. After graduating high school he attended The University of Arizona where he majored in Political Science. While in college, Aaron was president and player for the Arizona Rugby Football Club. After graduating college Aaron decided pursue a Law Degree. Aaron attended the University of South Dakota. While obtaining a very fine education he spent time on the South Dakota family farm hunting and fishing.

After passing both the Arizona and South Dakota Bar Exams Aaron was quickly employed by the Office of the Maricopa County Public Defender. As a Deputy Public Defender he defended hundreds of individuals against serious felony charges. Aaron defended Drug, Conspiracy, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated DUI, Manslaughter, Murder, Money Laundering and almost every other crime in Arizona. Aaron has spent countless hours in the courtroom, has argued over 20 trials, and is extremely experienced. 

Currently, Aaron is in private practice. His practice is limited criminal defense and DUI defense in all Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. In addition, over the last three years has placed a strong emphasis on DUI and DUI related crimes such as vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault.

If you ever have any questions or would like to know more about Aaron Black please feel free to contact the Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC.

About Aaron Black

Admitted 2006, Arizona

Professional Webpage: www.aaronblacklaw.com/dui-defense-lawyer-aaron-black.cfm

Honors and Awards:

  • rated top 1% of lawyers in AZ, Top 1%, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, 2016
  • Phoenix Magazine recognized Aaron as a top lawyer in the City, Top Lawyers, Phoenix Magazine, 2016
  • Top peer review ranking, AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubell, 2016
  • Rated a top 10 dui lawyer, Best DUI Lawyers, Expertise, 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers in Arizona under 40, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martinadale-Hubbell, 2013, 14, 15, 16, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • For the third year in a row, North Valley Magazine has recognized Aaron as a Top DUI Lawyer in the Valley, Top DUI Lawyer, North Valley Magazine, 2014
  • An AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. A lawyer who attains AV® Preeminent status should be very proud—so should his or her firm. When you help your lawyers showcase their rating to its fullest, calling attention to the outstanding expertise and ethical standards it represents, new clients can proceed with confidence., AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubell, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education and networking for accredited trial lawyers throughout America. Through unique and professional networking opportunities, information and CLE programs, we continually strive to give our members a competitive edge in today’s legal profession.  It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to provide networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for the nation’s leading trial lawyers. Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial LawyersTop 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • North Valley Magazine is a full-color, full-gloss bi-monthly publication providing content that celebrates the lifestyles of various communities within the North Valley. Our editorial focuses on living life to the fullest, showcasing the best of North Valley areas communicating important content to our readers. Each issue caters to our audience—our readers include active families, sophisticated young professionals, and active seniors who enjoy travel, home improvement, dining, fashion, and outdoor activities. In the October/November 2013 issue Aaron Black was listed as one of the Valley's top DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers., The Valley's Top Rated Lawyers, North Valley Magazine, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or regions of certain highly-populated states who are younger than the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.  Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America.  It is our mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.      , The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2013
  • This is the second year in a row Aaron Black has been recognized by North Valley Magazine as one of he Top Valley Lawyers in DUI Defense. Aaron is honored by the award., Top Valley Lawyers 2013 - DUI, North Valley Magazine, 2013
  • Top Attorneys - DUI, AVVO.com, 2013
  • Top Attorneys - Criminal Defense, AVVO.com, 2013
  • Top Attorneys - Arizona's Outstanding Young Lawyers, Phoenix Magazine, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martinadale-Hubbell, 2013
  • North Valley Magazine is a full-color, full-gloss bi-monthly publication providing content that celebrates the lifestyles of various communities within the North Valley. Our editorial focuses on living life to the fullest, showcasing the best of North Valley areas communicating important content to our readers. Each issue caters to our audience—our readers include active families, sophisticated young professionals, and active seniors who enjoy travel, home improvement, dining, fashion, and outdoor activities. In the October/November 2012 issue Aaron Black was listed as one of the Valley's top DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers., The Valley's Top Rated Lawyers, North Valley Magazine, 2012
  • In 2012 Aaron Back was named in AZ Magazine as Top Young Attorney, Top Young Attorneys, AZ Magazine, 2012
  • In 2012 Aaron Black was nominated by his peers and received Martindale-Hubbell "Preeminent" AZ rating., Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating, 2012
  • In 2012 Aaron Black was selected to Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers: Wall Street Journal and Arizona Republic., Arizona Top rated Lawyers: Criminal Defense, Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers: Wall Street Journal and Arizona Republic, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2013
  • Board of Governors, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), 2013
  • Aaron Black was eleceted to the Board of Governors of the AACJ (Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice), 2012
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 2011
  • State Bar of South Dakota, 2007
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2006

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • What to do if pulled over for DUIBy: Aaron M. BlackCriminal & DUI Defense Attorney  Whenever I am at a restaurant in our lovely neighborhood I sit around and look at all the moms, dads, and professionals having a cocktail with their dinner. Most of these people drive home thinking they are just fine after one or two drinks. That is not the case in Arizona…   On your way home an officer watches you make a wide left turn onto Indian School, or the officer thinks you swerved into the bike lane for a split second. The officer turns his red and blue light on. You pull over. The officer slowly struts to your window. He smells alcohol on your breath and asks, “Have you been drinking?” What do you do now?   Immediately ask for a lawyer and respectfully refuse to answer any questions. Of course this is going to make the officer suspicious, but he is probably going to arrest you anyway. Why help him? You are not going to talk your way out of this. Do not try it. However, you must always give the officer your identification information and step out of the car when asked.   The officer will then tell you he wants to conduct some tests. These are called Field Sobriety Tests. They are actually agility tests designed to test your ability to multitask. These tests consist of walking a straight line and balancing on one leg. Always politely request a lawyer and refuse these tests. {HINT}Sober people fail the tests, so do not think you can beat them after one drink. Just think how nervous you got when the officer pulled you over. Now try to balance.   The officer will ask to look at your eyes. He will want you to follow a pen. The officer is looking for involuntary jerking of the eye. This is called Horizontal Gaze and Nystagmus (HGN). Respectfully ask for a lawyer and refuse the test. {HINT}Alcohol is one of the fifty plus causes of Nystagmus. Eye doctors do not train the officers on how to perform the test. The officers assume alcohol is the only cause of Nystagmus.   Never blow into the PBT (Preliminary Breath Test). The PBT is the little breath machine the officer will pull out of his car and ask you to blow into while on the side of the road. He will also tell you he will release you if you are under a .08. This test is not admissible in court and only used as a tool to arrest you. Refuse this test. Contrary to popular belief, if you refuse this test your license will not be suspended. (Your license will be suspended for one year if you refuse the blood test or breath test after the admin per se/implied consent affidavit has been read to you).   The officer is most likely going to arrest you if you refuse or comply with the tests. He will write in his report there was an odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes, and a slight sway. Doing the tests will not help your case. Agreeing to the tests only helps the police and prosecutors build a case against you. {HINT}The officer, if he suspects DUI, is going to arrest you no matter what you do or say.   Remember, you have a constitutional right to remain silent and a right not to incriminate yourself. Do not do the field sobriety tests. These tips by no means guarantee you will beat your DUI if charged. But, these tips make it more difficult for a prosecutor to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and much easier for your attorney to mount a viable defense. The best DUI defense is to not drive after having any amount of alcohol. Ride a bicycle. {HINT}You cannot get a DUI on a bicycle in Arizona.  Next month we will discuss what to do once you are in the police station. Aaron Black can be reached at: 480-729-1683 or aaron@aaronblacklaw.com    , Author, What to do if pulled over for DUI, Mainstream Magazine, 2013
  • Aaron Black spoke to a group of approximately 500 DUI defense lawyers about the new Arizona laws and how the Phoenix Municipal court is applying the law to the new DUI cases., Lecturer, SB1200 and a lot of other legislation for 2012: A lot of changes? Depends on what courtroom you are in: Phoenix, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice (AACJ), 2012
  • Aaron Black spoke to a large group of DUI lawyers about felony DUI charges and how to attack the prosecution's argument as to if the defendant knew or should have known his license was suspended., Lecturer, Felony DUI: Challenging Notice, ASU DUI Seminar XXVI, ASU Alumni Association, 2012
  • Aaron Black was asked to speak to a new group of Arizona Public Defenders and teach the basics of defending DUI cases in Arizona., Lecturer, DUI 101, 2012 APDA Conference, Arizona Public Defender's Association, 2012

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Aggravated Assault and Assault (Phoenix) - Not Guilty after Trial - 4/5/Aggravated Assault and Assault (Phoenix) - Not Guilty after Trial - 4/5/2016 It pays to hire an attorney who knows what he is doing. Client charged with inappropriately touching a 2 year old girl and her father in a swimming pool. Our investigation turned up 3 independent witnesses who testified in our defense. After two days of testimony, 7 witnesses, and rebuttal testimony, my client was found NOT GUILTY!, 2016
  • .160 DUI Dreamy Draw Justice Court - DismissedState could not prove the case and filed a motion to dismiss because "no likelihood of conviction." It pays to hire an attorney!, 2016
  • DUI and No JailClient passed out behind the wheel in the middle of the road. very antagonistic with the police. Due to some issues discovered during the investigation the State agreed to our request to have client plead guilty with no jail. Great victory considering there is mandatory jail with a DUI in AZ, 2016
  • DUI drugs with accident - dismissed State v. NM. City of Phoenix DUI Drugs (Marijuana) with accident . Case dismissed based on three pretrial motions. We had the State's expert and witnesses all on our side!, 2016
  • Not Guilty at Trial. City of Phoenix case. DUI .078 BAC. Yes, under the legal limit. No matter what other lawyers tell you, in Phoenix, you will not get a reckless driving. We were forced to trial and we won. Hire a lawyer that knows DUI defense., 2016
  • Marijuana DUI in Phoenix, AZ with an accident. Dismissed. My client actually crashed his car due to a seizure. 2 civilians were the first there and called 911 that my client was having a seizure. Police get there. Cop immediately thinks my client is on drugs because he is acting crazy, has a daze, rapid speech, and urinated himself (actually all quite normal with a seizure and postictal period). Police continue DUI investigation because EMTs said he was under the influence. An officer follows them to the hospital, reads admin per se, client invokes, speaks to lawyer, then ARRESTED, and client consented to blood draw. Filed a No Probable cause Motion. Filed for a bad blood draw because not under arrest at time of admin per se, and filed a motion that my client was too impaired to consent (involuntary)., 2016
  • Driving on A Suspended License (Highland Justice Court - Gilbert) reduced to one 8 hour diversion class - 6/21/2016  Driving on a Suspended License (Highland Justice Court - Gilbert) reduced to one 8 hour diversion class - 6/21/2016 Client is a veteran and was on bench warrant status for over 5 years. I was able to quash the warrant, clear up his Arizona suspension, and negotiate a diversion deal where the charge will be dismissed after the completion of an 8 hour class. A distinguished and highly respected Gilbert Arizona Driving on a Suspended License Attorney, Aaron has received recognition on a statewide, regional and national level for his achievements as a defense attorney. He will aggressively defend you in court against the serious charges levied upon you by the government. Aaron takes pride in personally standing by your side to protect your constitutional rights., 2016
  • Aggravated DUI - Maricopa County Superior Court - Substantially Reduced!Aggravated DUI (Maricopa County Superior Court) Reduced to Endangerment Undesignated and 1 day in jail - 5/4/16}An Aggravated DUI is a serious class 4 felony that remains on your record forever. It is also a felony that requires a minimum of 4 months in prison. I was able to reduce my client's Aggravated DUI to a Class 6 undesignated endangerment felony which is less serious than a class 4 felony. In addition, when my client finishes probation we will be able to ask that this felony become a misdemeanor! By the way, this client's jail was reduced from 4 months to 1 day and his fines and jail costs were reduced by over $10,000 once again proving it pays to hire an experienced Aggravated DUI Lawyer., 2016
  • Trespass Case Dismissed day to Trial in Phoenix City CourtThis is the second Trespass case the Law Office of Aaron M. Black, pllc has had dismissed in the City of Phoenix in the last 2 months. If you have been charged with Trespass call Aaron Black. There may be a defense. This particular case involved trespassing on a City of Phoenix bus. My client was asked to leave, and she did not. However, we had a defense., 2016
  • Theft Case Dismissed Prior to Trial - Phoenix City CourtTheft (Phoenix) - Dismissed after we set for Trial. Client accused of Craigslist Scams by renting houses he did not own - 5/4/16 The prosecutor wanted my client to do 6 months in jail. This is the maximum for the charge. The prosecution was unwilling to negotiate. Why would we accept a plea? We did not! We filed motions and set this case to jury trial. One week prior to jury trial the State filed a motion to Dismiss the Theft charges! My client walked., 2016
  • DUI reduced to Reckless Driving - The prosecution messed up the case. I found the issue. At sentencing the judge looked at my client and said, "You have a good lawyer.", 2016
  • DUI .141 (Gilbert) - Client pulled over in front of police department - Reduced to Reckless Driving! - 4/18/16Client stopped for an illegal turn. There were some serious flaws in the charging of this case. I found them. I got the case reduced from DUI to Reckless Driving. At sentencing the judge told my client, "You have a good lawyer.", 2016
  • DUI .105 with a severe accident (Phoenix) - Case Dismissed in Full! - 4/13/16This was my client's second DUI. He was facing 90 days in jail. The issue was that the case was four years old any my client was on warrant status. We were able to that the prosecution waited to prosecute the case too long despite my client being on warrant status. The prosecutor should have done a better job in tracking down my client. If you have been charged with a DUI years after the fact, or you have an outstanding warrant, call Aaron Black right away 480-729-1683., 2016
  • Aggravated Assault and Assault (Phoenix) - Not Guilty after Trial - 4/5/2016It pays to hire an attorney who knows what he is doing. Client charged with inappropriately touching a 2 year old girl and her father in a swimming pool. Our investigation turned up 3 independent witnesses who testified in our defense. After two days of testimony, 7 witnesses, and rebuttal testimony, my client was found NOT GUILTY! If you are charged with assault in Phoenix, Arizona call Aaron Black right now., 2016
  • DUI .163 (University Lakes Justice Court Arizona State University) Reduced to regular DUI and 1 day in jail - 3/31/16Client charged with an extreme DUI. This carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail, $2700 in fines, and 1 year with the interlock. We were able to negotiate this case to 1 day in jail $1500 in fines and an interlock that can now come of after 6 months., 2016
  • 2nd Time Extreme DUI .178 (Mesa) reduced to 2nd Time regular DUI and 50 days in jail (down from 120 days) - 3/31/16A second time Extreme DUI sentence carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 120 days in jail. An Extreme DUI is charged if your BAC is between is .15 and .149. A DUI is charged as a second time offense if you have a previous DUI within 7 years. Hear we were able to negotiate the second time extreme DUI down to a second time Regular DUI. Due to this, the jail was reduced from 120 days to 50 days. My client will now actually serve 10 days in jail and 40 of home detention. Great success!, 2016
  • .160 DUI (Dreamy Draw Justice Court)- Case dismissed by Prosecution - 3/31/2016. State agreed that there was "no reasonable likelihood of conviction." Client was looking at 30 days in jail, $2700 in fines and the Interlock for 12 months. Client just walked from an Extreme DUI in the Dream Draw Justice Court - Phoenix, Arizona, 2016
  • My client was arrested for Trespass in Phoenix, Arizona. A police officer thought she was conducting a drug deal and stopped her for trespass when she cut across a parking lot on her way home. Our defense investigator visited the crime scene and took pictures. Our investigation showed that the cop was a liar regarding where the no trespass sign was located. The case was dismissed!, 2016
  • DUI .078 (Phoenix) - Not Guilty. Do not be fooled by other lawyers. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI in the City of Phoenix, and your BAC was under a .08, the City Prosecutor will not drop your case. They will not offer you reckless driving. You must go to trial. You must have a lawyer that understands DUI law. You must have a lawyer that knows more than the police officer about DUI law. You must have a lawyer that knows more than the Phoenix City Prosecutor. You also need a lawyer whose own expert tells him to do the trial without his assistance. We tried this case to a jury without our own defense expert. I was able to impeach the Phoenix Police and the Phoenix Crime lab and secure a not guilty., 2016
  • DUI Drugs - Marijuana (Phoenix) Case Dismissed by Prosecution after it was set for trial and motions were filed! - 3/9/16. Today was a great day. My client was involved in an accident due to a seizure. However the cops and EMTs had no idea what was going on. Because of this, my client was arrested because the police simply thought he was high on something. My client then called an attorney and was advised to give his blood. That blood showed the presence of THC, and my client did not have a medical marijuana card. Marijuana DUI Drug charges were filed in Phoenix. After sending my investigator out to interview all witness, obtaining medical records, filing three motions for dismissal, and getting the state's witness to flip by showing her a marijuana DUI study she had never read, the State moved to dismiss the case. My client was saved from jail, a 1 year license suspension and fines., 2016
  • DUI .132 (Paradise Valley) - Client passed out behind the wheel - credit for time served. NO JAIL! - 3/8/2016This entire Paradise Valley DUI arrest was on video. Numerous people called 911 stating my client was passed out. When police arrived my client was speaking gibberish and could not be understood. He eventually refused to give a breath sample and a warrant was obtained. Despite the Paradise Valley DUI arrest and a mandatory minimum of one day in jail, I was able to work out a plea deal that kept my client out of jail. I was able to do this due to my knowledge of the law, spotting issues in the case, and having a working knowledge of blood alcohol testing., 2016
  • Implied Consent Suspension was voided today. Sometimes we win these cases because the cops do not show. However, today, the Gilbert Police Officer appeared in Court, he testified, and I tore him apart. We were able to show that my client did not refuse to give her blood and that the officer's recollection of the events were not correct. We did all of this with a client who had a BAC of over a .30! If you need an Implied Consent attorney call Aaron Black at 480-729-1683., 2016
  • Client ran a red light and caused a serious accident. He blew a .108 BrAC. The prosecution was asking for 2 days in jail due to the serious accident. We rejected the plea and argued to the judge. My client walked out of the Scottsdale court today without a jail sentence. Client was granted credit for time served = NO JAIL!, 2016
  • Client ran a red light and caused a serious accident. He blew a .108 BrAC. The prosecution was asking for 2 days in jail due to the serious accident. We rejected the plea and argued to the judge. My client walked out of the Scottsdale court today without a jail sentence. Client was granted credit for time served = NO JAIL!, 2016
  • Client was charged with an Extreme DUI in Tempe Arizona. She was facing 30 days in jail, $2700 in fines and the ignition interlock for 1 year. Tempe Extreme DUI Lawyer Aaron Black was able to get the charges reduced to a regular DUI. This saved the Tempe Extreme DUI client over $1000, client will only serve 1 day in jail, and the client can get the interlock off after 6 months., 2016
  • On February 4th we took on the Phoenix prosecutors. My client was accused of stealing his neighbor's phone. The neighbor accused him of doing this before. However, I was able to keep the prior accusation out of trial due to my motion writing. Based on the evidence presented in trial and our argument, the judge threw out the case, and acquitted my client, before it could even get to the jury. What a day! If you or a loved one are ever accused of Theft in the City of Phoenix call Aaron Black., 2016
  • Extreme DUI .169 (San Marcos Justice Court, Chandler) - Reduced to Regular DUI and 1 day in Jail - 2/1/2016. With an Extreme DUI in the San Marcos Justice Court in Chandler my client was facing a mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail, $2700 in fines and one year with the interlock, if convicted. In addition, marijuana was found in his system. If convicted of a drug DUI in San Marcos Justice Court in Chandler he would have lost his license for one year.  Though the State experts say their blood results are accurate to plus/minus 5% I was able to negotiate the case down with some investigation and good lawyering. Now, with a regular DUI, my client only has to serve 1 day in jail, fines are $1500, and he can get the interlock off after 6 months. The Drug DUI was dismissed. I saved him a one year suspension of his license., 2016
  • My client's .166 DUI was reduced to a regular DUI on the day of trial. We had the blood re-tested by our on independent lab in Phoenix. The blood came back a little lower at .158/ However, to get a regular DUI, we need the blood below a .150. That is OK because our expert was able to testify to that. However, on the morning of trial the prosecution decided it did not want to put up with me in trial for two days. Because of this, my client's Extreme DUI in Phoenix was reduced to a regular DUI. This saved her jail time, Over $1500 in fines and reduced the ignition interlock by six months., 2016
  • Extreme DUI .180 (North Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving and no Jail - 1/20/2016.Based on a great DUI investigation it was discovered that the Breath Testing was improperly conducted and invalidated the test results. Also, my client refused all DUI field sobriety testing (as everyone should do). Client suffers from diabetes. The officer could not tell the difference between diabetic shock and alcohol impairment. The officer did conduct the HGN test (eye test). However, after a DUI defense interview with the officer it was learned he conducted the test wrong. After a letter to the prosecutor highlighting the problems with the DUI investigation, the DUI case in North Mesa Justice Court was reduced to Reckless Driving and NO JAIL!, 2016
  • Admin Per Se Suspension - Voided - Arizona Motor Vehicle Department 1/11/2016. Client was charged with DUI drugs in Mesa, Arizona. The blood came back with only the inactive metabolite. We set the matter for a hearing to void the Admin Per Se Suspension. We won!, 2016
  • A Super Extreme DUI in Peoria, Arizona was reduced to Reckless Driving. My client's BAC was .229. There was a strong motion for an illegal Super Extreme DUI stop in Peoria. On 1/7/2016 we were prepared to have an evidentiary hearing in Peoria Municipal Court regarding the Super Extreme DUI stop. However, my motion writing got us a reckless driving. My client was from Nevada. Because the Super Extreme was reduced to Reckless Driving does not have to go to jail. He does not have to install the ignition interlock, and his fines were reduced by over $2000. This was my third DUI in a row that was reduced to Reckless Driving in Peoria. What a streak!, 2016
  • Client proceeded to trial on the Open Container charge because the prosecutor would not negotiate. The judge found my client Not Guilty of Open Container....and there was a video! We would have settled for diversion, but Scottsdale would not offer. This case actually caused for the co-defendant's case to be dismissed too!, 2016
  • MVD 1 Year Suspension Voided For Refusing To Give Blood During A DUI Investigation - 8/29/14, 2014
  • Aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving (Kyrene Justice Court) - Dismissed in full by Prosecution - 8/27/2016, 2014
  • Extreme DUI .189 Actual Physical Control (Chandler) - Dismissed in full by Prosecution after Witness Interviews - 8/26/2014, 2014
  • Extreme DUI .189 Actual Physical Control (Chandler) - Dismissed in full by Prosecution after Witness Interviews - 8/26/2014, 2014
  • DUI .081 (North Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving, No Jail, No Alcohol Classes - 8/13/2014, 2014
  • Assault & Disorderly Conduct - Fighting (Scottsdale) - Reduced to Diversion - 8/12/2014, 2014
  • DUI .142 (Gilbert) - Reduced to Reckless Driving - 8/4/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .265 - Actual Physical Control - Sleeping in Running Car (Phoenix) - Case Dismissed - 7/22/2014, 2014
  • CDL DUI (Phoenix) - Dismissed day of Jury Trial - 7/21/2014, 2014
  • Solicitation of a Prostitute with Undercover Police (Phoenix) - Not Guilty - 7/17/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .228 Actual Physical Control (Scottsdale) - Dismissed day of Jury Trial - 7/17/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .210 with Accident (Scottsdale) - Reduce to Extreme DUI - 6/25/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI.217 (West Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to .08 DUI - 6/25/2014, 2014
  • Extreme DUI .186/.190 (North Mesa Justice Court) - Not Guilty of Extreme DUI - 6/20/2014, 2014
  • Assault - Bar Fight (Phoenix) Self Defense - Not Guilty - 6/19/2014, 2014
  • DUI .115 (Guadalupe Municipal Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving - 6/19/2014, 2014
  • Assault Domestic Violence (Phoenix) Dismissed Day of Trial - 6/3/2014, 2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 5/28/2014, 2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 5/27/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .229 (Gilbert) - Hung Jury - 5/14/2014, 2014
  • DUI .087 and 14 additional charges (Scottsdale) Reduced to Reckless Driving - 5/12/2014, 2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 4/29/2014, 2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 4/28/2014, 2014
  • Felony Aggravated DUI (Maricopa County Superior Court) Reduced to Endangerment/Misdemeanor DUI - 4/17/2014, 2014
  • DUI .086 Dismissed Day of Trial (Phoenix) - 4/15/2014, 2014
  • DUI Dismissed (Gilbert Municipal Court)  Pled to Civil Citation -  4/4/2014, 2014
  • Felony Aggravated DUI (3rd DUI) Reduced to Misdemeanor - Maricopa County Superior Court 4/1/2014, 2014
  • Extreme DUI .189 (Chandler) Reduced to Regular DUI and NO JAIL 2/28/2014, 2014
  • Running a Red Light and Causing Serious Physical Injury (Phoenix) Not Guilty 2/27/2014, 2014
  • DUI .086 (Scottsdale) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/24/2014, 2014
  • Clearance of Arrest Record (Maricopa County Superior Court) Granted 1/23/2014, 2014
  • DUI Drugs (Peoria Municipal Court) Reduced to reckless Driving 1/21/2014, 2014
  • DUI .091 (West Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/21/2014, 2014
  • Conspiracy to Sell Marijuana a Class 2 Felony (Maricopa County Superior Court) Reduced to Diversion 1/17/2014, 2014
  • DUI .093 (West Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/14/2014, 2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .243 (Scottsdale) Reduced to Extreme DUI day of trial 1/8/2014, 2014
  • State v. B.C., Client found Not Guilty of Selling Alcohol without a Vendor's License.  Client found not guilty of selling alcohol without a vendor’s license. Providing Alcohol to a Minor was dismissed pretrial. Client was thrilled. Case actually dismissed at the Rule 20 on a Corpus Motion because the state did not have enough evidence due to properly timed hearsay, foundation, and speculation objections., 2013
  • State v. M.W. Client arrested for giving false information to the police. Police contacted cleint. Police were investigating a robbery. Client told police she did not know anything. Police found the suspects in her house. She was charged with false reporting. Judge granted a directed verdict., 2012
  • State v. S.S. Client charges with assault on another cab driver. Client was spit on by alleged victim. Client slapped alleged victim. Alleged victim sent client to the hospital. Client found not guilty of assault. He acted in self defense., 2012
  • State v. M.D., Defendant accused of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. When arrested he admitted to poilce that the three pipes found in the house were his and that they were used to smoke marijuana. Defendant found not guilty., 2012
  • State v. L.G., Client accused of attempted theft of a computer. Computer store owners testified. Police testified that the Defendant called them for assistance. Defendant found Not Guilty after jury deliberated for only 10 minutes, 2012
  • State v. R.L. - DUI BAC was a .186 and defendant was found not guilty of being inpaired to the slightest degree. The jury hung on the blood level due to maintenance records of the gas chromatograph being entered at trial which raised doubt as to its reliaility., 2012
  • State v. A.C.Practice Area: Criminal DefenseDate: Jan 12, 2012Outcome: Dismissed at TrialDescription: Assault, Domestic Violence - Dismissed day of trial., 2012
  • State v. A.T.Practice Area: DUI / DWIDate: Feb 15, 2012Outcome: Scottsdale DUI Dismissed!Description: Scottsdale DUI Dismissed. Client seen in his truck drinking. Stereo was on. Keys in the ignition., 2012
  • State v. K.D., Client was involved in a single car accident where her tire blew out. She was a .211. The cop pulled up behind D because he vehicle looked out of place at 1am. Court suppressed the evidence for an illegal stop.
  • State v. G.H., This was a juvenile drug DUI. After interviewing the cop, it was realized there was a good probable cause issue. The prosecutor agreed and the case was pled down to a reckless driving. This saved the cient jail time and a 2 year revocation of his license.
  • State v. N.L. Criminal Damage Trial. Client found not guilty of kicking and damaging a car door during an argument with his girlfriend. This was also filed as a Domestic Violence case. Client did not testify. He was found not guilty.
  • Case dismissed. Motion to suppress was granted for an illegal stop. Client was facing an extreme DUI of over a .20 BAC and a minimum of 45 days in jail.
  • DUI Trial. State v. M.F. This was a split verdict on a .102 BAC. Defendant found not guilty of being impaired to the slightest degree but guilty of being over a .08. Pretrial argument was made regarding the stop and "impeding traffic." The case will be appealed. Client was sentenced to the mandatory minimums. Judge advised counsel that he has presided over 700 jury trials and enjoyed counsel's trial skills. The judge also told counsel that his reputation proceeded him regarding how prepared and thorough he was during trial.
  • State v. M.T. Client charged with Threatening and Intimidating officers. Officers were in the process of arresting client. He could not move and was completely incapacitated by police. He told the police he would kill them. Judge found cops' actions to be unreasonable and there was no way he could kill them since he was incapacitated. Not Guilty
  • State v. E.H. Cleint charged with Assaly and Domestic Violence for shoving his girlfriend out of a vehicle, hitting her and ripping her hair off her scalp. Client's son testified that the female hit client first while he was driving. Client had to hit back to defend himself and protect the passengers in a moving vehicle. Client found not guilty.
  • State v. A.B., D charged with DUI. Jury trial that resulted in a split verdict. Not Guilty of being impaired to the slightest degree. Guilty of being over a .08 BAC.
  • State v. M.B., Defendanr stiped for DUI. Her BAC was a .081. It was shown BAC could be under a .08. Also, field sobriety tests were improperly administered. Case reduced to a civil traffic violation.
  • State v. P.M., This was a DUI case. Defendant was elderly with many documented medicl conditions. Case reduced to a civil traffic violation.
  • State v. E.N, Client accused of False Reporting to An Officer. Armed robbers were found in her apeartment after she told the police she did not know of anyone in the apartment. The apartment was surrounded and search warrants were obtained. The Court dismissed the case pursuant to Rule 20 after the State rested.
  • State v. N.S, Client was accused of assault when he slapped another man because of offensive language. The fight was on video. Defense was able to call witneses to show that the alleged victim actually spit on the defendant firts, and the defendant slapped the alleged victim in retaliation.   Judge found Defendant Not Guilty.
  • Extreme DUI .181 (Kyrene Justice Court - Chandler) reduced to regular DUI and 3 days in jail - 6/20/2016Extreme DUI .181 (Kyrene Justice Court - Chandler) reduced to regular DUI and 3 days in jail - 6/20/2016 Client was originally facing 30 days in jail, over $2500 in fines and 12 months with the interlock. I was able to find an issue with the stop and negotiate a much better plea for my client. Now, she must only serve 3 days in jail, the interlock con come out after 6 months, and her fines were reduced by over $1000. In addition to fines, Jail cost $100 a day. This plea saved her over $2500 in jail fees.
  • Client  was served an Implied Consent Suspension. This is the suspension a person gets if they refuse to give blood or breath when the police arrest you for a DUI. This is a 1 year suspension if you do not consent. My client did not consent. We requested a hearing and won. Client's license was saved! Call Phoenix Implied Consent lawyer Aaron Black. Let's fight the case. 480-729-1683.
  • Criminal Damage - Domestic Violence, charge under ARS 13-1602 was dismissed in the City of Phoenix Municipal Court on the day of trial. The case was originally charged as a felony when my client allegedly keyed a car causing more than $1800 in damage. On the trial day, the alleged victim appeared to testify. However, after a brief discussion with the prosecution, the case was dismissed. Client not convicted of a felony of a misdemeanor.
  • Practice Area: Criminal DefenseDate: Nov 04, 2011Outcome: Manslaughter - Probation. No Jail.Description: Client charged with Manslaughter a class 2 Dangerous Felony, and 2 counts of Endangerment class 6 Dangerous Felonies. Client facing 27 years in prison. This case involved a motor vehicle accident and excessive speed that caused the death of another individual when the vehicles collided in an intersection.
  • State v. C.BPractice Area: Criminal DefenseDate: Dec 02, 2011Outcome: Shoplifting Dismissed at TrialDescription: Client accused of shoplifting at Wal-mart by placing a price code sticker for a lesser amount on item. Client proceeded through checkout and purchased the item (even bought the warranty). Wal-mart security persistent she intentionally lowered the price. Pushed case to trial and prosecution realized they were in trouble when I gave them a taste of my closing argument. Case dismissed!
  • State v. S.R.Practice Area: White Collar CrimeDate: Dec 08, 2011Outcome: Mistrial granted due to prosecution introducing improper evidenceDescription: Money laundering and fraud schemes trial that was dismissed due to the prosecution trying to admit improper evidence. Aaron Black was able to quickly object and persuaded the judge to grant a mistrial.
  • Practice Area: DUI / DWIDate: Jan 10, 2012Outcome: Extreme DUI Case Dismissed on Defense MotionDescription: Client's blood alcohol concentration over a .15 BAC. Police coerced him to submit to blood test. Defense Motion to Submit was filed and the State dismissed the case.
  • Practice Area: Criminal DefenseDate: Jan 10, 2012Outcome: Driving on Suspended License DismissedDescription: During a complete investigation it was leaned that client was improperly suspended in Arizona. We were able to have MVD reverse the suspension based on evidence obtained during the investigation, client's MVD record was restored, and the criminal case was dismissed.
  • State v. A.M.Practice Area: Criminal DefenseDate: Feb 14, 2012Outcome: Trial - Not Guilty!Description: Assault and Domestic Violence. The alleged victim jumped on the defendant's vehicle. Defendant hit the brakes and alleged victim flew off car injuring herself.

Educational Background:

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, 2006
  • University of Arizona, 2003
  • Brophy College Preparatory, 1999
Office Location for Aaron M. Black

3219 East Camelback Road #573
Phoenix, AZ 85018

 

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Last Updated: 11/16/2015

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