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Chandler DUI & Drugs

DUI Drug Cases in Chandler

If you are pulled over by a chandler police officer and the officer suspects that you may be driving while under the influence of impairing substances (whether legal substances or illegal substances), you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests and subsequently a chemical test such as breath or blood. If you are found to have trace amounts of any illegal substance in your system such as marijuana, narcotic drugs (such as heroin or opium), or dangerous drugs (such as methamphetamine's), you may be charged with drug based DUI. You can also be charged with being ‘impaired to the slightest degree’ even in instances where legal drugs are found in your system, whether prescribed or over-the counter, if the elements of ‘impaired to the slightest’ can be proven.

Penalties for DUI-drugs can be extremely harsh. If you are convicted of an alcohol related DUI, you could face a license suspension for 90 or more days. However, if you are convicted of a drug related DUI, then you will automatically lose your license and be unable to apply for your license for one year. Generally, the penalties for DUI-drugs are harsher than alcohol related DUI cases. Additionally, if you are found with any illegal substances/drugs in your possession at the time of arrest then you could also face drug possession charges in addition to DUI-drug charges.

Chandler DUI Defense

Being centrally located in the Phoenix, this Firm has handled countless Chandler cases involving DUI-drugs and appear regularly in the following Courts located in Chandler, AZ:

Chandler City Court

University Lakes Justice Court

San Tan Justice Court

San Marcos Justice Court

Kyrene Justice Court

If you were charged with a felony DUI-Drug case in Chandler, you will likely be appearing, at least initially, in the Maricopa County Superior Court – Southeast Facility in Mesa, AZ.

If you have been charged with DUI-drugs or any other DUI violation and will be appearing in any of the Courthouses in Chandler, this Firm can help. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience in litigating all types of DUI cases and is familiar with all Chandler Courts as well as most Courts throughout the Valley.

Defending DUI Drug Charges in Chandler

When you are facing DUI drug charges, you will want to consult with and retain an attorney who is experienced in identifying any potential weaknesses in a case as well as pursuing the best possible defense(s) in your case. Possible defenses might include the following: 

Unlawful detention/traffic stop

Unlawful arrest

Unlawful search

Miranda issues

Not impaired by drugs

Invalidity, inaccuracy or insufficiency of the results of the testing method (i.e. blood results)

Alternate explanation for poor driving

This is by no means an exhaustive list of possible defenses that may be applicable to your case but an experienced DUI lawyer will be able to help you identify the best defense strategy in your case.

Chandler DUI Lawyer

Whether you are facing an alcohol related DUI or drug based DUI, you will need the skill and experience of a Chandler criminal defense attorney. Attorney Buckallew has been practicing DUI and criminal defense for over 20 years and has a long history of success in the cases that he handles. He is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer with significant experience in litigating both DUI and criminal cases in Chandler courts, most other courts in Maricopa County and throughout the state of Arizona. He has extensive knowledge in defending DUI cases, understands the complex science behind the evidence and will be able to answer your questions, discuss your legal options, advise you of the best action for you to take and provide you with aggressive representation of your case in court. 

Contact the Firm today to arrange a free consultation regarding any pending Chandler DUI case.

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We hired Trent Buckallew to represent our son following a second MIP ticket he received while in college. Mr. Buckallew kept us informed throughout all proceedings and helped us receive the satisfactory outcome of dropped charges in exchange for taking an alcohol awareness class. He was personable, knowledgeable and treated our small case with care and compassion. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of representation. SR
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I'm finally 100% clear of the problem that started our relationship. I cannot thank you enough for handling my case and expungement. I have a great sense of new beginnings and don't have to let my past affect my future. My freedom is priceless. TM
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Trent handled cases for me on two different occasions involving tickets for seat belt violations in commercial vehicles. Very happy with results. All charges dismissed. One case in Flagstaff and one case in Gilbert Court. KF