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Carden Dotzler, PLLC has a long military, law enforcement, prosecution, and defense background.At Carden Dotzler, PLLC, we are always available, affordable, and ready to help.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|For efforts dedicated to citizens accused of DUI.||National College for DUI Defense||2015|
|For tireless dedication and devotion||Onondaga County District Attorney||2013|
|Managing Partner||Carden Dotzler, PLLC.||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Azria Law Office||2013 - 2015|
|Assistant District Attorney||Onondaga County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2013|
|Owner||Office of Clifton C. Carden, III, Esq.||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Hanover County Commonwealth Attorney's Office||2003 - 2004|
|Sergeant||United States Army Reserves||1998 - 2002|
|Sergeant||United State Marine Corps||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Defenders Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member: Town, Village and Justice Court Committee||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Foundation||Editorial Board||2012 - 2015|
|Peo v. R.Nunna (Onondaga)||Three charges reduced to traffic violation with no need for the ignition interlock device.|
|Peo v. M. Scoggins||Traffic Violation, fine and surcharge.|
|Peo v. Zach G.||1st Court date the matter was reduced to a violation with minumum fine and surcharge and no loss of license.|
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|Onondaga County Bar Association Bar Reporter||Past Experience Shapes Career Sucess||2013|
|Syracuse Post Standard||Attorney a credit to district attorney's office||2012|
|Syracuse Post Standard||Two SU Law School teams heading to national championship||2010|
|Delaware State Police||N/A||Homicide Investigation Certificate||2010|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Christopher Newport University||Government Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|City of Norfolk Police Academy||N/A||DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Certification||2000|
|Driver's Safety for County Employees||The consequences of DWI for government employees||2013|
|Driver Improvement for CDL Employees||The rights of drivers upon New York roadways||2013|
|17th Annual Bridge the Gap Program||New York DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Offenses||2013|
Posted by Alex
Throughout the process, I was apprised of all time-sensitive information as it became pertinent to my case's proceedings. Cliff was highly effective at communicating the necessary steps for me to achieve the most favorable deposition on the timeline that I had established (i.e., quickly and efficiently), and provided important information in regards to the upcoming post-conviction process. Overall, I would highly recommend his services to any defendant in search of a competent, compassionate and all-around honest advocate.
Posted by Christine
My son received a DWI late on a Friday night. I was extremely upset and didn't know what to do, who to call and thought nothing would ease my fears until at least Monday. I called around to some people I know and it was suggested to call Clifton. I didn't really expect him to call me back on a Saturday but much to my surprise he called me right after I left a message. He calmed my fears and assured me that he would do everything in his power to help my son. He explained in detail all the steps that we would need to take and he would be there all the way until it is resolved. He kept his promise and we had an amazing outcome. He exceeded what I was expecting. Thank you Clifton for EVERTHING!!
Posted by Thomas
I live in Vt but was arrested in upstate NY for a DUI, my first. I was discharged from the military after catching some shrapnel from an RPG. I called all of the big DUI advertisers and realized they would assign me one of their new, inexperienced, lawyers. THen, if they even called back, they led me to believe they were only going to facilitate the court paperwork and not press for a better outcome. I happened across Mr. Carden's number and after speaking with him I knew he was my Lawyer. He assured me I could would work out the finances with him. Mr Carden made many trips to court, let me know what I could do, put up with all my nervous questions, and got various hearings to work for us and not the prosecution. I met his partner, Mr Dotzler, as we finally were going to trial. The two of them had done so much prepping that I was amazed. I could tell, the two partners compliment each other exceptionally well. But a better offer was produced that I felt was to good to pass up. The prosecutor and police officers looked even more relieved than I was! Mr Carden never seemed worried about making court friends or pissing anyone off if it meant getting me a better result. He is a fighter when need be and a very confident trial attorney when called upon.
Michael Cardinale, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. You could not find a nicer individual. He was always very responsive and professional as a prosecutor. I have seen him in court and admire his level of preparedness and knowledge of the law. He will represent you well.
Kevin McKie, Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Clifton Carden to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
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