May 9, 2020

Domestic Violence Charges Defense in Mesa AZ

Domestic violence charges should always be taken very seriously. Arizona laws are very aggressive about domestic violence charges, and the penalties associated with these charges are severe. The State has the authority to charge and prosecute a person for domestic violence even if the alleged victim does not wish to pursue the case. Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, provides criminal defense representation for anyone who has been charged with or is under investigation for a domestic violence crime. I understand that being convicted of this serious charge could change your life. I make sure that your rights are protected, […]
May 9, 2020

Criminal Charges Defense in Mesa AZ

It’s difficult to find an accurate word that can describe the emotions that you feel when you are forced into handcuffs and taken away by the police. Fear, confusion, chaos, all of these thoughts and feelings are going through your head. You may even feel despair because you are not sure where to turn for help. I understand these feelings, and I am here to help. Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, has dedicated his law practice to providing legal representation to those accused of crimes. As a criminal defense attorney, I understand that this is a very trying time […]
May 9, 2020

DUI Charges & Cases Defense in Mesa, AZ

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may face severe penalties if convicted. A charge of DUI should always be taken seriously, and you should certainly seek legal representation. Arizona has stringent DUI laws, and the city and county attorneys for the State of Arizona are very dedicated to prosecuting these cases to the fullest extent. If you have been charged with a DUI, you face hefty fines and jail time. A conviction of a DUI may also lead to issues at work and the possible requirement to purchase SR22 […]
April 21, 2020

Tips for Preparing Your Defense With Your Criminal Lawyer

Questions and Advice to Help You With a Criminal Case Being charged with a crime can be quite a frightening experience. This is especially true for first time offenders or if this is your first time dealing with the country’s criminal justice system. Remember that being charged with a criminal offence doesn’t need to end in jail time. That’s why preparing your defense with the help of your criminal lawyer is an important step. Doing so will help you pursue the best possible outcome. Without proper legal representation, however, even one mistake could be detrimental to your case. Here are […]
April 16, 2020
Drug Use Lead to a DUI

DUI Conviction Under 21 Consequences in Arizona

Is Arizona a zero-tolerance state for minors? The quick and easy answer to that question is yes, it is. This means that, even if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below 0.08%, an officer can still arrest you. DUI Implications for Minors Under DUI law in Arizona, authorities will file charges against a minor if they have been found to have any amount of alcohol in their system while driving. It doesn’t matter how much they’ve had at the time. It doesn’t matter if the minor was not impaired to drive. It doesn’t matter whether or not they can prove […]
March 17, 2020
Hiring a Criminal Lawyer to Represent You

How Do You Expunge a Felony?

Expungement is the act of striking out, obliterating, or marking something for deletion. In legal processes, what is expunged is a person’s criminal records, treating these records as if they did not at any time in the past exist. Arizona does not have a true expungement statute, as in some other State. Arizona has a “Set Aside” statute. If the court has cleared you of all charges, or you have served your time and paid the fines stated in your sentence, it is only just that the system allows you to get a fresh start. Requirements There are specific criteria […]
March 12, 2020
My Gun Rights Restored

Can I Have My Gun Rights Restored?

Most states have similar gun rights provisions in their laws, with slight variations from state to state. Provisions in the law for gun right restoration after a felony is usually discussed in a section titled “certificate of rehabilitation” or “restoration of rights”. Criteria for restoration is not a strict one. Generally, there should only be one felony conviction, and it is not considered a serious offence. The felony sentence will need to have been completed,  whether the sentence was prison or jail or probation. You must have paid all your court fees and restitution, and lived an irreproachable life ever […]
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