Tempe DUI Attorney

Charged with aggravated DUI in Arizona?

Individuals charged with an aggravated DUI criminal offense should contact the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC for an aggressive and experienced DUI defense. An aggravated DUI is a serious criminal charge with significant consequences, if convicted. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, at the time your license was suspended, cancelled or revoked, will result in being charged with an aggravated DUI (felony). An individual convicted of a third DUI within 7 years, or one who drives while intoxicated with a child less than 15 years of age in the vehicle, will also be charged with aggravated DUI.

Following an arrest for aggravated DUI, you need a lawyer for your DUI charge in Tempe for legal counsel in challenging your DUI charge. It is important to have an aggressive defense against a crime that could result in harsh penalties as well as the loss of certain rights and freedoms. Mr. Buckallew focuses his practice on criminal and DUI litigation and has the experience necessary to advance an aggressive legal defense against aggravated DUI allegations.

Defending Against Charges of Aggravated DUI in Tempe

A defendant convicted of an aggravated DUI can face harsh penalties that can include the following:

  • Maximum term of 3.75 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections
  • Driver’s license suspension of 3 years
  • Maximum fine of $150,000.00 plus court fees and surcharges

In any criminal or DUI case, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an alleged crime occurred and an experienced defense attorney will challenge the State's case by identifying weaknesses in the case, challenging the physical and scientific evidence in the case, and preparing a strong defense on the client's behalf.

Forensic evidence, arrest procedures, police reports and statements, witness statements, and field sobriety test results are all areas for a defense attorney to identify deficiencies and challenge the validity of evidence and procedures. Legal representation from an experienced DUI defense attorney is essential during arraignment and all other court proceedings.

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