Robert Dodell

November 30, 2018

Arizona Increases Juvenile Court Jurisdiction Age

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill which will allow young people who have been charged with a crime to stay under the juvenile court system until they are 19 years of age. Prior to the signing of this bill, if someone turned 18 years of age while under the juvenile court system, the courts would lose jurisdiction over that young person. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has spoken out in favor of this change, as have many public defenders. The change allows the office to supervise juveniles in court for longer, and means that those who are close […]
November 21, 2018

How a Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Can Help Those Selling or Dealing Prescription Drugs in Arizona

Opioid painkillers are highly addictive, and they are also quite dangerous. Between June 2017 and September 2017, there were 1,798 suspected opioid-related deaths in Arizona alone and 11,733 suspected opioid overdoses. Opioids can be particularly harmful when taken by pregnant women.  They are prescribed in cases where other drugs are ineffective, but their use must be carefully monitored, and they should be used only for short periods. For this reason, opioids are heavily controlled. Sadly, even with safeguards in place, some people who are given opioids for short-term use become addicted to them, and there is an epidemic of opioid […]
November 15, 2018

How A DUI Can Affect Your Career As A Teacher

A DUI charge can have long-term effects on both your life and your livelihood. It is why many teaching professionals count on legal professionals such as Robert A. Dodell, DUI lawyer, for their legal experience following a drunk charge. Besides offering strong DUI defense and legal representation, Robert is more than willing to help clients deal with the fallout following their drink driving charge. It is particularly important for educators and teachers that may end up facing serious career challenges and paying for their mistakes in various ways. Is It Possible to be Fired Following a DUI Arrest? It will […]
November 5, 2018

How Sexual Assault Lawyers Can Help Rape Victims Trapped In Their Leases

Rape and sexual assault are terrible things for anyone to go through. Imagine if the experience was dragged out because you had to live near your abuser.  This is something that has happened in Arizona, and until recently women who were assaulted had no real option for getting away in that kind of case. One Arizona woman who was raped by a neighbor, then unable to move because she was still held to her lease, worked with Arizona lawmakers to change the statute that requires a tenant to pay a fee to break a lease. In some cases, that fee […]
November 3, 2018

Obtain a Criminal Defense Lawyer For Juveniles Using Social Media the Wrong Way

In a world where billions of people are staying connected with one another via social media, it is no surprise that different issues can arise that would potentially cause some serious problems for people who use these different sites. Although the purpose of using these sites is to have conversations and stay in touch with loved ones, no matter how close or how far they may be, some people use social media for other reasons that can get them in trouble.   More specifically, teenagers can get into trouble when using social media in the wrong way out of spite, […]
October 25, 2018

Updated Interlock Device Law In Arizona

What is an Interlock Device? An interlock device is basically a breathalyzer that is installed in a vehicle which prevents the ignition from operating unless a person with a zero BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) blows into the device. Previous Interlock Device Law The law requires that vehicle owners who have been convicted of a DUI charge have one of these devices installed in their motor vehicles in order to prevent them driving while they are intoxicated. However, there was one glaring problem with this law as anyone could blow into the device and not necessarily the driver of the vehicle. […]
October 11, 2018

What Is a Hate Crime and How Can It Affect Me?

A hate crime can be committed against another person or property. It is a type of crime committed due to prejudice or hostility of the perpetrator towards the victim’s disability, religion or belief, ethnicity or race, sexual orientation, or transgender identity. Anyone can be a hate crime victim. In fact, you don’t have to belong to the group that is the target of the hostility. A hate incident is not the same as a hate crime, although it may feel the same to the victim of a hate incident. After all, the incident is also based on a person’s prejudice […]