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It can take less than a minute for your life to be thrown into chaos. The very second that those handcuffs are placed on your wrist, everything changes. The chaos is only intensified when you do not know what to do or where to turn for help. I understand what you are going through, The Law Offices of Robert A. Dodell has seen how facing the uncertainty of criminal charges impacts its clients, and I am here to help. My law firm is dedicated to helping those who have been charged with any type of crime in Arizona.

I know criminal law, and aggressively represent my clients for the best possible outcome for their cases. I am pleased to say that my clients have been happy with my successful representation of their cases and I am happy to help them in their time of need. You don’t have to face these charges alone. If you have been accused of a crime, contact Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, for a case evaluation today.

Common Criminal Cases We Represent in Tempe

Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law is qualified to represent anyone who has been charged with a crime, regardless of the charges. However, there are some criminal activities that I see more often than others. The most common cases that my firm represents include:

    DUI/DWI – All types including Aggravated or Multiple Offender
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Violent Crimes
  • Vehicular Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Theft
  • Property Crimes
  • Sexual Offenses

Attorney Robert A. Dodell is prepared to handle all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, even if they are not listed above. I am here to help you in your time of need.

Difference Between a Misdemeanor and Felony

Misdemeanors are generally less serious types of crime. Felonies are more serious of the two types of crimes and generally include things like murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, and similar actions. Misdemeanors include crimes like possession of an illegal substance, DUI, drunk and disorderly, and similar things.

If you are unsure what category the crime you are being charged with falls under, consult with your criminal defense attorney. Your attorney can explain to you the facts of your case based on the charging information.

Penalties and Fines

Arizona has a broad range of penalties and fines that may be levied against someone who is convicted. These penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Court-ordered anger management, domestic violence, and drug or alcohol therapies
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Requirements for an ignition interlocking system
  • Jail time in county jails
  • Prison (minimum to maximum security)

Arizona Law has jail sentences that are associated with each class of felony or crime. If you are convicted of a felony or crime, you may face the following jail terms:

Criminal Felony Sentencing Terms:

  • Class 1 Felony – Up to life in prison or the death sentence
  • Class 2 Felony - Up to 12.5 years
  • Class 3 Felony – Up to 8.75 years
  • Class 4 Felony – Up to 3.75 years
  • Class 5 Felony – Up to 2.5 years
  • Class 6 Felony – Up to 2 years

Criminal Misdemeanor Sentencing Terms:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor – Up to 6 months in jail
  • Class 2 Misdemeanor – Up to 3 months in jail
  • Class 3 Misdemeanor – Up to 30 days in jail

The penalties and fines are different for each type of crime and each type of circumstance relating to that crime. It is not allows common to get the exact same type of punishment to every person that is convicted of a specific crime. As your defense attorney, it is my responsibility to try to prevent you from getting convicted. However, if you are convicted of a crime you are being accused of, I will work diligently to get the least amount of penalty or fine imposed.

Juvenile Criminal Case Representation

Parents and guardians are encouraged to seek qualified legal assistance for their minor children when they have found themselves accused of a crime. It is crucial to work with an attorney that has a working knowledge of juvenile law and the resources to manage a juvenile case.

Juvenile court is much different than regular court, and it should be the top priority of your attorney to do their best to keep the charges in the juvenile system. Your attorney should also have experience working with younger clients. Minors see things in a much different way than adults, and your attorney must be able to understand and work with minors to achieve the best results possible..

Why Hire Attorney Robert A. Dodell

Facing the uncertainty of criminal charges is emotionally draining and incredibly stressful. Not knowing what to do when you are facing these serious charges can make matters worse. Your best option is to seek quality legal advice and representation.

Attorney Robert A. Dodell is an experienced Tempe defense attorney that has helped many people who have faced serious criminal charges. The Law Office of Robert A Dodell is ready to represent your case aggressively so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for your charges.

It does not matter if you are facing a small misdemeanor charge or a serious life-changing felony. It is all serious for you. Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, has the knowledge and resources to help your case. You do not have to face this difficult time alone. Schedule a consultation with the Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, today. Your best chance for success is with quality legal representation.


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