Robert Dodell

October 31, 2019

Charged with Possession of Another Person’s Prescription Drug

Many people think that prescription drugs are safe to use – for good reason. For one, they have been approved by a physician. More importantly, they are legal. However, the same doesn’t apply when you are found in possession of prescription medication that wasn’t prescribed to you, but to someone else. The fact is, you can be charged with a felony if you are caught in possession of someone else’s prescription drugs. The Arizona Drug Possession Laws The State of Arizona is known for its strict drug possession laws. The penalty depends on various factors. These include the kind and […]
October 29, 2019

What is a Disorderly Conduct Charge in Arizona?

The disorderly conduct charge is one of the most broadly written statutes on the books in Arizona. Since the law is so broad, the crime can be defined in any number of ways. It’s up to the police at the scene to interpret the law and decide if a disorderly conduct charge is warranted. In fact, it is not unheard of for officers to cite an individual with disorderly conduct if they cannot think of another charge against them. Arizona Disorderly Conduct Laws Under ARS 13-2904, disorderly conduct is defined as occurring when an individual knowingly “disturbs the peace” of […]
September 27, 2019

Arizona’s Zero-Tolerance DUI Laws: What You Need to Know

What Does the Zero Tolerance Mean for a DUI Offense Arizona is a zero-tolerance state, which means that certain things that are not punishable in other states can still lead to a DUI charge in Arizona. Don’t worry, though, the DUI laws aren’t as encompassing, intrusive, or as strict as you might think. There are certain limitations put into place as a way to protect the general public – including you as the accused. Here’s what you should know about Arizona’s zero-tolerance DUI laws: Zero Tolerance in Numbers For most States, the legal limit is below 0.08%. What happens if […]
September 25, 2019

How Much Can An Arizona DUI Raise Your Insurance Rates?

Being convicted of a DUI is a serious matter. You will do jail time and lose your driving privileges. And there is a substantial risk your insurance premiums will go up. DUI Arizona Laws Under Arizona law, you can be found guilty of driving under the influence if your blood alcohol concentration is over the 0.08% limit. This is a standard DUI. You can be convicted of an extreme DUI if your BAC is above or at 0.15%. If you are a commercial driver, however, you can be convicted of a DUI with a BAC of just 0.04%. And, if […]
September 17, 2019

Cities in Arizona Ranked by Violent Crime Rate

What Are Some of the Highest Property Crime Cities in Arizona Arizona isn’t exactly a hotbed of crime. In a recent survey, it was ranked as the 22nd safest state for property crime in the US. However, that doesn’t mean that you’ll never run into a dangerous situation or never hear of someone reporting property crime near you. Here are some of the most dangerous cities in AZ. Tolleson A city with a population of just above 7000, Tolleson has 932 violent crimes per year and around 10,605 property crimes within the same period. That’s the value per 100,000 people […]
September 13, 2019

Common Defenses Against Aggravated Assault Charges

What is an Aggravated Assault and Common Defenses? Aggravated Assault is defined under ARS 13-1204. The law provides that there is aggravated assault when there is an “assault,” and the following elements occur at the same time as the assault. What Is Aggravated Assault? Before discussing defenses, you have to first find out what assault means. Assault occurs when a person: Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes physical injury to another person Intentionally puts another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent bodily injury Knowingly touches another person with the intent to injure, insult, or provoke said person If any of the […]
August 22, 2019

Police Investigate Even Minor Hit and Runs

Police are mandated to investigate any hit and run accidents, even minor ones that only involve slight damage to property and no physical injuries or if alcohol is involved. So, do not think the police will not get involved.  You should not neglect your legal duties in case you are involved in an accident under applicable Arizona laws. A hit and run is defined as a traffic accident in which a driver leaves the scene without fulfilling their legal duties as a party to the collision. Under Arizona law, two major statutes define your legal duties if you are involved […]