Robert Dodell

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 […]
March 15, 2019

Understanding Rule 11 in Arizona

Within the rules of law in the state of Arizona, a person needs to be of reasonable mind in order to stand trial in court. If there is some evidence to suggest that the individual who is facing charges is not competent to understand those charges or the process of law, then it may be found that they are not able to go through the regular system. Here, we will take a look at how to understand Rule 11 procedure in Arizona. The Purpose of Rule 11 The legal system in the U.S. is based on an adversarial scenario. It […]
January 26, 2019
Can You Be Charged with a DUI on a Bicycle

Can You Be Charged with a DUI on a Bicycle? You can in Scottsdale.

The number of DUI cases in Arizona has grown over the years. This led to the implementation of stricter driving laws. The sheer number of existing laws has started to cause some confusion, to be specific, on their application. Bicycle laws are no exception. Many of these laws have evolved, which resulted to varying interpretations. Arizona Road Rules According to Arizona State laws, the existing provisions that apply to motor vehicles on the roadways are also applicable to bicycle riders. While this is quite clear, there is a particular law that confuses many bicyclists. The Nat’l. Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]
January 17, 2019

Why You Need Fair Defense for a Sex Offense?

A sex crime is a serious criminal case because of the consequences that may come after it. Aside from getting convicted and paying the penalties, you will be branded as a sex offender. Because of this, you will likely grow old and live out the rest of your life having a tainted reputation. A sex crime is like a tough stain to your identity that can ruin more things in your life. What Offenses Can Lead to Sex Crime Charges? There are many forms of allegations that can result in a sex crime conviction. A good criminal defense lawyer can […]