Robert Dodell

April 20, 2022

Can Drug Charges Affect Financial Aid?

Even as some drug use (mostly cannabis) becomes more acceptable in society at large, serious consequences still loom large for those convicted of a drug crime. Even if you avoid prison time, having a drug conviction on your record can inhibit your ability to make a better future for yourself. This is true in many facets of life, including qualifying for financial aid and funding your education. Pell Grants and Federal Loans Even if you were convicted of this drug offence, you are not automatically ineligible to receive a Pell grant. There is, however, a period of ineligibility for federal […]
March 28, 2022

Appealing a Criminal Case in Arizona

When a person in Arizona has been convicted of a crime, it doesn’t mean the battle to prove their innocence is over. There are still things that can be done to challenge a court’s decision. A successful criminal defence could involve using the criminal appeals process. A person’s criminal case can be reviewed one or more times during the appeal process. This only happens in Arizona when a person has been convicted of a crime. Any other type of verdict can’t be challenged and is considered to be final. During this time, omissions and errors that occurred during the criminal […]
February 9, 2022

What are the Consequences of Driving on a Suspended License in Arizona?

Driving is considered a privilege and not a right. That is why you can lose your driving privileges for a variety of reasons. For example, if you are caught driving under the influence, if you do not pay court-ordered fines, reckless driving, automobile homicide, and felonies can all cause you to lose your license. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, then it is a good idea for you to call a criminal attorney. There are many negative consequences that can result if you are caught driving. Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License Driving on a suspended […]
October 27, 2021

Set Aside Criminal Records in Arizona

We live in a country and society where we like to offer people a second chance after they make a serious mistake. This is also applicable to certain individuals who commit certain crimes. Each state has different rules or laws related to the “sealing” or “expungement” of an adult’s criminal record for state-level crimes. As any good Arizona lawyer would tell you, Arizona does not have an expungement process. In lieu of this process, they have what they refer to as “set aside” laws. What does it mean to people that have a criminal record? It means that there is […]
October 18, 2021

What to Do When Pulled Over for a DUI in Arizona

A police officer will stop you if they see a traffic violation. If they believe that you have been driving under the influence, you will get charged with the criminal charge of DUI.. It’s important for you to know what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI. You might want to consider following these steps. Find a Safe Place to Pullover You should make a plan to stop as soon as the officer signals you to pull over. You should pull over immediately in the safest place possible. The location that you pull over to can have […]
September 23, 2021

What Does Stacking Charges in a Criminal Case Mean?

Stacking Charges in a Criminal Case Law enforcement officers have been known to charge an individual with as many crimes as possible when they make an arrest. As officers of the law, they have the right to use their discretion when determining criminal charges. However, this could result in more criminal charges than is necessarily fair in a specific situation. When this happens, it is known as criminal charge stacking and can allow a prosecutor to treat separate offences as prior convictions. This means that, even if a defendant has no prior convictions, they can be treated as if they […]
August 26, 2021

How Repeat DUI Offenses Are Gaining Increased Penalties in Arizona

Many people find themselves on the wrong side of the law for various reasons. One of the common charges for motorists is driving while under influence. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, one of the things to do is hire an experienced DUI attorney. People who are charged and convicted for DUI offences risk facing long-term consequences, including significant jail time. Additionally, it might be very difficult for you to get a job or even rent a residential apartment after a conviction. As if that’s not enough, you may end up paying more than others in terms […]
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