I have been in the legal field now for over 20 years. People have always asked me if a police officer can arrest or stop them anywhere in the State of Arizona. The short answer is yes. Take for instance, DUI checkpoints. At the DUI checkpoints several police agencies will target drunk drivers in a particular area in the hopes of arresting a person who is under the influence. For example, a Mesa Police Officer can arrest a person in the Town of Gilbert. They still have to have probable cause, and they have to cite you into the correct court. My lawfirm once had a client who was arrested by a Chandler Police Officer for a DUI. Our client was charged with DUI in the Chandler Municipal Court.
As an expert criminal defense team, we decided the best strategy for our client was to plead him not guilty and set the case for a Pretrial Conference. Having done that we could then review the police report associated with our client’s arrest. Once we received his police report, we discovered that the Chandler Officer was part of a DUI task force that was taking place in the City of Mesa and had actually pulled my client over in the City of Mesa. As a result, we contacted the Chandler City Prosecutor and asked him to dismiss the charges, which he was obligated to do since the Chandler Municipal Court had no jurisdiction over the case. Although an officer can arrest you and charge you in any jurisdiction, they have to do in the correct Court. The Courts only have control over those offenses that occur within their jurisdiction. If you will want to have an experienced attorney who will be able to spot these small details and work to defend you aggressively, contact our office and set up a consultation with our incredible Criminal Defense Team.
Kim Hewes, Dodge & Vega PLC
Dodge & Vega PLC founded by Ben Dodge, attorney at law. Ben is an Affordable Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Endurance Athlete, and Extreme Ultra Cyclist.
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Understanding your rights and what you are entitled too, Ben Dodge is known as a serious litigator. There are two types of attorneys, those that sit behind a desk and push paper and those who actually hit the court room in the real world and get things done. Ben is a litigator who thrives in the court room. He once said: “It is one thing to tell your clients you are a good lawyer, it is an entirely different thing to be willing to prove it to them while they watch you do your work in front of them, in front of a jury watching your every move, in front of a judge, and your peers who are lawyers on the other side if your case. I love the opportunity to go to court and put my money where my mouth is.
In my experience most lawyers are either afraid of the court room or not good at it and belong behind a desk or both.” -Ben Dodge Ben is one a very few lawyers trained in advance litigation skills through the National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA) and has earned the designation as a NITA Advocate.
The negotiation tactics and strategies of winning a case are extremely important, but should always take a back row seat to the litigation experience and knowledge of court room rules, local, state, and federal rules of civil procedure that can have significant impact on your case. It is wise to be represented by someone well versed in the law, civil procedures, local and state ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and even the court room politics that always play out.
Ben Dodge always offers a complimentary in person consultation to all clients. For those who live out of state or are otherwise busy with work, etc. Ben will do a complimentary phone consultation as well. Typically the consultations are scheduled from 30-60 minutes depending on the severity of the case. You can expect to get answers to questions, clarity, information, and reassurance of your personal, family, or business issues. In your free consultation you can generally expect to discuss such topics as:
- What your legal issue is really about.
- Whether or not you have any chance of winning and how to make that possible.
- Our unique and incredible fee structure making Dodge & Vega lawyers affordable for almost any budget.
- Your specific case details, any pictures, police reports, or any other evidence you provide for his review.
- The applicable local, state, and federal laws underlying your case.
- Your rights, obligations, and any potential liability.
- The process, procedure (in and out of court), and the time frame required to conclude your case.
You can call Arizona Lawyer Ben Dodge of Dodge & Vega, PLC at 1.480.656.8333. Mr. Dodge’s staff is standing and ready to accept your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. Someone from our office will personally return your call within 24 hours to schedule an appointment with Mr. Dodge or one o his associate attorneys. There is never an obligation past a complimentary consultation with Mr. Dodge. His passion is in relentless representation and his entire office stands ready to serve with kindness, compassion, and patience. We strive to make a legal experience with our firm one of the most outstanding customer service experiences you will ever have and to do so without you having to go broke! Lawyers can be incredible and affordable. Let us show you how.
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His main Arizona offices are located at:
Mesa Arizona (home base office)
7227 E. Baseline Rd. STE 109,
Mesa, Arizona 85209
Phoenix Arizona office
2415 e. Camelback Rd., suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Tucson Arizona office
One South Church Avenue, 12th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701