When you have been arrested for a DUI, you need a reliable Mesa DUI lawyer on your side. From your arrest to your final hearing, you will want someone there to help you work through your charges and to defend you against the prosecution. Without a good lawyer there, you may be arrested and sentenced with penalties that accompany a DUI. These may include jail time, an ignition interlock device license suspension, fines, community service, or mandatory DUI school, just to name a few. Without an attorney that can help, you may end up in a grave situation.
With a DUI, there are actually two trials. You will need to attend a court hearing regarding your offense. If proven guilty, the judge has the right to sentence you to jail time, prison time, community service, probation, etc. You will then need to attend a MVD hearing regarding your crime. This hearing only concerns your ability to drive. You will need to give reasons why you have the right to keep your license, and then argue for this in the hearing. You can bring a lawyer with you to this appointment, if you have located an attorney that is willing to represent you. Mr. Buckallew is more than willing to help you with your cases and to attend all hearings regarding your crime and your license suspension.
With over 13 years of experience, Mr. Buckallew knows what he is doing. He is licensed to practice law all throughout the state of Arizona, which means that he can serve clients that are located just about anywhere within the state. He serves the residents of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and all of the East Valley on a regular basis when they are caught in a difficult DUI situation. Mr. Buckallew has a passion for knowledge, which is why he attended Arizona State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Immediately upon graduation, he sought higher education at the California Western School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor.
Five years later, Mr. Buckallew graduated from National University with a Masters in Forensic Science. This addition degree sets him apart from the rest. In an abundance of DUI cases, forensics come into play. Investigators need to determine that the driver’s BAC was above 0.08 percent, or may need to check the suspect from drugs to see if he was under the influence of narcotics while behind the wheel. With Mr. Buckallew’s respected knowledge in forensic studies on your side, you will have a better chance at proving innocence.
Mr. Buckallew is a proud member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the National College of DUI Defense. He is also a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has even written an eBook called Arizona DUI/Criminal Traffic Defense so that he can share his knowledge with others who need information about DUI litigation. If you sign up and provide your name and e-mail address on Trent Buckallew’s website, then you can receive a copy of this publication free of charge.
Mr. Buckallew understands that when you were arrested for your DUI, you may have been terrified and unaware of what to do. As a result, maybe you tried to leave the scene of an accident, or refused a blood or breath test. If you are in this situation, Mr. Buckallew can help. He is also excellent when it comes to handling DUI cases where injury is involved and DUI’s that involve a minor. When you are dealing with a case like this, some people may tell you that you can handle the allegations on your own. This is not true. It often takes an expert attorney with years of experience to come alongside you and prove that your case is not sound. Whether you are fighting to avoid an ignition interlock device, or are trying to avoid a suspended driver’s license, you need a Phoenix DUI lawyer. Coming to court without one is like fighting a battle without a weapon. Mr. Buckallew is also a member of the American Psychology-Law Society and is in Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. He has completed the advanced trial skills academy at the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy so that he can better round out his set of talents in DUI defense.
Mr. Buckallew was featured as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in The National Trial Lawyers for 2012, which is a high honor that only goes to the best attorneys in the state. On Avvo, Mr. Buckallew is rated with a 7.8/10. This is a “very good” rating which shows that Attorney Buckallew is endorsed not only by his colleagues but by his clients. Read more of his client testimonials here or click here to read the testimonials posted on Avvo. Check out the firm’s Google+ page, Facebook, and Twitter if you want more information and would like regular news updates concerning what is going on in DUI law in Arizona. The firm also keeps a regular blog where attorneys and staff will write about current DUI arrests in the state or new law changes to make note of.
Mr. Buckallew is always up to date on what is going on in the law. This means that he is trustworthy when it comes to giving legal advice. Mr. Buckallew has even been asked to speak at the APDA Statewide Conference because of his helpful wealth of information. You can hear from Mr. Buckallew yourself by clicking on our video vault. Attorney Buckallew is not daunted by the seriousness of an aggravated DUI, extreme DUI, or super extreme DUI. He wants to help anyone in need and will take your case personally. To obtain advocacy from Mr. Buckallew, you can call our East Valley office at (480) 359-3464. You can also call our toll-free 24/7 line for more information at (800) 616-0348. We offer free initial consultations to all our clients, which will be held at our office at 1201 S. Alma School Rd. Suite 11550 Mesa, AZ 85210.