Robert Dodell

May 29, 2019
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Arizona Helping Hands, Foster Care and Adoption

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” With that powerful quote in mind from Charles Dickens, The Law Office of Robert A. Dodell and staff toured Arizona Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that helps families with children in foster care.  President & CEO, Dan Shufelt, kindly escorted us through their facility. Our law office works on multiple adoptions a year for families who are either foster parents or relative or non-relative placements of children who are wards of the court and in the legal custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS). It’s fulfilling […]
May 18, 2019

10 Tips to Help You Decide What Criminal Defense Law Firm to Hire

Tips to Help You Find an Experienced Criminal Defense to Help You An experienced and reputable criminal lawyer can help you face your accusers – whether you’re facing charges for DUI, theft or any other crime. But, finding the right criminal defense lawyer to work with can be difficult. Having said that, here are 10 tips that will help you decide which criminal defense law firm to work with. Go for an experienced law firm. – Your prospective lawyer must be familiar with the specific type of crime you are charged with. It is not inappropriate to ask for a […]
May 2, 2019

What Are the Common Crime Defenses in Arizona?

Every American has a constitutional right to be present in court for criminal charges. So, if you have to face a judge, you should get an attorney to guide and help you. In addition, you must educate and familiarize yourself with regard to the common defenses to crimes in the state. The Elements of a Criminal Defense Alibi It is submitted to prove innocence. To strengthen your defense, you have to show that you could not have committed the crime. For example, you may have been somewhere else when the crime was committed and even have been with another person […]
April 16, 2019

Penalties for Possession of Drugs for Sale in Arizona

In Arizona, you know you’re facing a serious felony if police officers arrest on charges of drug possession with the intention to sell or distribute. You can still be facing charges of possession with intent to sell even if they catch you with drugs for your personal use. This will depend on the configuration, quantity, and the presence of circumstantial evidence. A conviction can lead to some serious jail or prison time. With the help of a reputable criminal defence lawyer like Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, you can challenge the felony charge in court. In some cases, police […]
April 4, 2019

Collateral DUI Consequences in Arizona

In other states, you may be able to get away with DUI easily. However, things are different in Arizona. DUI charges are taken very seriously in this state. So, if you are found guilty on DUI charges, you can face dire repercussions, such as jail time, probation, and fines. You can also incur collateral consequences, which are additional penalties. In essence, drinking, driving, and being caught can literally ruin your life. It is better to stay on the safe side and refrain from drinking and driving. What Are Collateral Consequences Exactly? First-time offenders are usually granted a misdemeanor, and are […]
March 26, 2019
Threatening or Intimidating Criminal Defense

Is Threatening Someone a Crime in Arizona?

In Arizona What is a Threatening or Intimidating Crime? It is a crime to intimidate or threaten violence under Arizona’s Threatening or Intimidating Statute; it is also illegal to threaten serious damage to property. Under ARS 13-1202, threatening or intimidating is a serious offense that’s charged either as a felony, depending on the circumstances. With the charge, there does not have to be physical contact to the alleged property or victim. The victim simply has to report a genuine threat. Threatening or intimidating does not even require that the victim experienced any fear. Threatening or intimidating cases typically arise from […]
March 22, 2019
Difference of a Felony and Misdemeanor DUI Charge

The Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor DUI

It is Important To Understand the Difference Between a Felony DUI or Misdemeanor DUI Case DUI, short for “driving under the influence,” convictions can make life difficult. They cause stress in the present moment and also have the ability to bring a lot of stress in the unforeseen future. So, what makes DUI convictions a misdemeanor or a felony? Are there any differences? While a lot of people consider misdemeanor charges to be less of a big deal compared to felony charges, the truth is that any criminal conviction is always big deal. While it is good to avoid criminal […]