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Facing Criminal Charges in Phoenix, AZ?

Being charged with a crime can result in significant penalties as well as a criminal record and other unanticipated consequences. Depending on the nature of the crime, the consequences can include incarceration, fines/fees, community work service, probation, treatment classes and other penalties. It is critical to seek competent legal counsel before making any decisions in your case to ensure you understand the impact and potential long term ramifications of a criminal conviction on your record, including college and career repercussions. The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is experienced in both criminal and DUI litigation in Phoenix, with a proven track record in successfully resolving countless cases over the years. The Firm is committed to not only providing an aggressive defense, but also keeping clients informed throughout the often-complex criminal justice process. If you have been charged with a crime in Phoenix, an experienced attorney can advise you of your legal options and assist with your defense. The Firm has a reputation for zealously representing each and every client in court with an eye towards resolving each and every case under the most favorable terms possible.

Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist , having been certified by the State Bar of Arizona, and has extensive experience as a Phoenix criminal defense attorney, having litigated criminal and DUI cases at all stages of the criminal process, from arrest and pre-charge investigations to complex felony jury trials, in the Phoenix area and throughout the State of Arizona. He is well versed in criminal law, having earned his law degree (J.D.) from California Western School of Law, where his academic concentration was in criminal litigation. He also holds a Master's of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree and is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Having an attorney trained in both the law and forensic science is critical given the growing importance of forensic science in criminal litigation. Whether it is a misdemeanor DUI, simple drug possession, or a major murder or homicide case, forensic science will likely play a significant role in your case. Having an attorney who understands the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case, can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court.

For Criminal or DUI Defense in Phoenix, Contact Our Firm

The Firm maintains a statewide practice and can represent individuals in any court -- including City Courts, Municipal Courts, Justice Courts, Superior Courts and U.S. District Courts (District of Arizona) -- throughout the State of Arizona. The Firm focuses its scope of representation on matters involving criminal litigation, including (but not limited to) allegations of DUI/DWI/OUI, minor in consumption/minor in possession, underage drinking, all felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, juvenile matters, drug offenses, aggravated assault and violent offenses, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, sex offenses, property crimes, murder/homicide charges, criminal traffic violations, appeals and probation/parole violation matters.

Arrested for DUI in Phoenix?

If you have been arrested for a DUI charge in Phoenix, it is imperative to seek competent legal counsel as soon as possible and before making any decisions in your case. Often times, aside from the criminal proceedings, an initial concern involves the possibility of license suspension and vehicle impoundment. While these are separate civil proceedings, the Firm can assist you in determining whether to request a hearing with the MVD (the request must be made within 15 days of your arrest) and help you determine whether your vehicle can be released from impound if it was impounded at the time of your arrest. Simultaneously, your attorney will want to immediately begin investigating the case and begin preparing for court proceedings and possible defenses in your case. A DUI case review and defense investigation may involve identifying witnesses involved in the case (police officers, civilian witnesses, crime lab analysts, phlebotomists, etc.), a crime scene inspection, obtaining all discovery (such as the police report, crime lab results/reports, blood and/or breath results, witness statements, field sobriety test results, video/audio recordings, and crime scene photos), analysis of scientific evidence, identification of potential procedural and factual defenses, conducting thorough defense interviews of relevant witnesses and preparing arguments for any legal issues identified in your Phoenix DUI case. In addition to a thorough case review, a complete defense investigation, and analysis of all the scientific evidence, your attorney will attend court proceedings with you and facilitate any contact with the prosecutor assigned to your case. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience in DUI litigation in Phoenix, having represented countless individuals over the course of his career and has a comprehensive understanding of the scientific evidence inherent in DUI cases, given his Master's degree in Forensic Science. His experience in DUI litigation ranges from 1st Time DUI charges all the way to very serious and complex DUI cases involving homicide. He has handled cases both in the Phoenix Municipal Court (misdemeanor DUI cases) and the Maricopa County Superior Court (felony DUI cases), as well as the Maricopa County Justice Courts located in Phoenix (misdemeanor DUI cases).

This Firm understands the serious nature and significant hardship associated with criminal charges and is committed to providing a thorough and aggressive defense for each and every client. Mr. Buckallew attends continuing legal education (CLE) classes, subscribes to legal publications and also belongs to many well known organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), and the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), among others, and is committed to keeping informed and well versed in the ever changing and dynamic area of criminal and DUI defense. Contact the Firm today to arrange a free evaluation of your Phoenix criminal case or Phoenix DUI case.

Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC.

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