Robert Dodell

September 29, 2018

Can You Go to Jail for Disorderly Conduct in Arizona?

Disorderly conduct does not pertain to a single type of action. Instead it may involve different actions that can be generally considered as unruly. Among the more common acts that usually result to a disorderly conduct allegation is arguments and public drunkenness. A disorderly conduct charge should never be taken lightly. After all, without a good defense, you can land in jail. To make sure that all facts are considered and the best possible defense is presented on your behalf, you should have an experienced lawyer like Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, by your side. Common Causes of Disorderly […]
September 8, 2018

How a Defense Lawyer Can Help You Keep Your License

You put your own life and the lives of others at risk the moment you decide on driving while intoxicated. That is why it is illegal, and once you are arrested for DUI, you can expect to face a long legal process. Thus, it is best that you have a competent lawyer like Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, by your side throughout the process.   When You Should Hire a DUI Lawyer A lot of DUI offenders go through their cases without the benefit of legal representation. However, because of the gravity of the crime, it would be difficult […]
August 20, 2018

What to Expect With a 2nd DUI Offense in Arizona

When you commit a 2nd DUI offense within 7 years of a previous conviction in Arizona or any other state, you can expect to receive a harsher punishment than your first offense. Arizona outlaws driving or having physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. You can be charged with a DUI if you are found driving: While impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol or drugs With a BAC of at least 0.08% within 2 hours of driving; 0.04% if driving a commercial vehicle With any amount of drugs or metabolites in your […]
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 […]