Robert Dodell

August 9, 2018

Sobering Up By Sleeping in the Car

So, can a person be arrested for sleeping off intoxication in the car? The simple answer is yes, you can be charged for impaired driving – even when you are not even driving your car when apprehended. How is this possible? When a police officer finds you in the driver’s seat of your car, and suspects that you’ve had a bit too much to drink, impairing your ability to drive properly, you will be investigated. You can be arrested for DUI even if you are just sitting in the front seat or even when sleeping in the backseat to sober […]
July 31, 2018

Drunk Driving vs. Marijuana DUI: What to Expect

Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Marijuana DUI are typically grouped under the umbrella DUI offense together with drive a blood alcohol level of .08 and above; impaired to the slightest degree. With the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona, having a medical marijuana card is no guarantee that you will not serve jail time if you are found guilty of driving under the influence of marijuana. Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs like marijuana are serious offenses and should not be taken lightly. For one, you may face jail or even prison time. […]
July 18, 2018

What to Expect with 3 or More DUI Offenses in Arizona

Have You Been Charged With More Than One DUI? In Arizona, it is unlawful to drive or have physical control of a motor vehicle if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A first or second DUI conviction in Arizona already comes with serious consequences, more so if it is already your third or more verdict within 7 years of a previous conviction. You can be convicted of a DUI offense in Arizona if you drive under the following conditions: Impaired by alcohol or drugs to the slightest degree Blood alcohol concentration or BAC of at least 0.08% […]
July 10, 2018

Is It Ever Legal To Shoot a Trespasser

When Is It Legal to Shoot a Trespasser? In general, property owners in Arizona are not allowed by law to employ deadly force in protecting their properties from trespassers. They may, however, use their guns to shoot at intruders in self-defense. This may only be applicable if they fear for their lives or if they believe that the intruder is capable of inflicting serious bodily harm, and is about to do so. Simply put, shooting at a trespasser can be considered a legal gamble because you can still potentially be held civilly or criminally liable if you are proven to […]
June 29, 2018

What To Do When Charged With A Dangerous Offense In Arizona

The legal system is challenging to navigate, even under the very best of circumstances. If you have been charged with a dangerous offense, you need to find an experienced legal defense like Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, to represent you. At Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, we are dedicated to helping folks like you during these troubling times. There are several things that must be handled in order to ensure the best outcome possible. From the moment you are contacted by the authorities until your trial is over, you need to have a professional lawyer by your side. […]
June 26, 2018

Robert A. Dodell Listed As One Of Top 3 Defense Lawyers In Scottsdale

Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law is pleased to announce that he has been selected by Three Best Rated to the top 3 list of criminal defense lawyers in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. The ranking organization ( https://threebestrated.com/criminal-defense-lawyers-in-scottsdale-az ) thanks Dodell for his consistently high quality in the criminal defense practice area. The review by the organization resulted in an approval of the business listing as one of the top three criminal defense lawyers in Phoenix. The criteria is contained in the 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust and cost to the general excellence. The […]
June 23, 2018

Under The Age of 21 DUI Defense?

What Happens When An Individual Under The Age Of 21 Gets A DUI? Underage drinking is something that continues to make its way onto the roads and it’s important to have a good understanding of what Arizona does about it. In general, each state will have varying regulations when it comes to underage drinking, how it’s regulated, and what the consequences are of being charged. Here is a look at the consequences a person under the age of 21 can face for having any amount of alcohol in their system while driving a motor vehicle. What is a DUI? A […]