If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Chandler criminal defense attorney to discuss your legal options. The Firm has nearly two decades of experience in the Chandler community, handling all types of criminal charges, from DUI offenses to the most serious and complex felony charges. Attorney Trent Buckallew has a reputation for zealously defending each and every one of his clients and personally handles each case from start to finish.Why Hire Attorney Trent Buckallew?
- Mr. Buckallew personally handles each case from start to finish
- Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
- Extensive experience in Criminal litigation
- Significant experience in DUI defense
- Treats his clients with honesty and respect
- Aggressive and Experienced Attorney
- Proven Record of Success
- Top 100 National Trial Lawyer
Mr. Buckallew has handled cases in every court in the City of Chandler, including:
- Chandler Municipal Court
- Kyrene Justice Court
- San Tan Justice Court
- San Marcos Justice Court
- University Lakes Justice Court
- Maricopa County Superior Court – Southeast Facility (Chandler felony cases)
In Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. If your BAC (blood alcohol content) is at or above 0.08% then you are legally intoxicated. If you are under the age of 21, there is a zero-tolerance policy meaning that if your BAC is found to be above 0.00% then you could be arrested for Underage DUI. If you are a commercial driver the BAC limit is 0.04%. Additionally, if you are arrested and convicted of DUI as a commercial driver then you may face challenges in finding employment in this field in the future.
If you are stopped by a police officer, you may be asked to perform some field sobriety tests such as the walk and turn test and the one leg stand. Additionally, you may be asked to perform a chemical test such as a breath or blood test. It is your constitutional right to refuse to perform these tests, however in Arizona there is an implied consent law, meaning that if you are driving in Arizona then consent to a chemical test is implied. If you refuse to take the test, for your first refusal you will automatically lose your license for one year. An experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you regarding your rights during an arrest and whether (or not) you should refuse certain or all tests an officer is asking you to participate in.Charged with DUI in Chandler, AZ? This Firm can Help!
The penalties for conviction of DUI range in severity depending on several factors, however you can expect to pay fines, serve jail time, lose your license, and be assigned mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in each of your vehicles. The minimum jail time for your first conviction is 24 hours, the minimum for your second conviction is 30 days and there is no statutory minimum for a third and subsequent offense.
Given the harsh penalties upon conviction of a DUI charge, it is advisable to consult with an experienced Chandler DUI Lawyer regarding your legal options and possible defenses that may be available in your case. Mr. Buckallew has been litigating DUI cases in Chandler, and throughout the Valley for nearly 20 years with a proven record of success. He is not only 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 of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree. 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 simple misdemeanor DUI, simple drug possession, or a major 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.Experienced Chandler Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a crime in Chandler, AZ this Firm has nearly 20 years’ experience defending cases in Chandler courtrooms. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, having been certified by the State Bar of Arizona. He has a proven record of success in the countless cases he has handled over past two decades. Mr. Buckallew takes pride in personally handling each case from start to finish and listed below is just a sampling of the wide variety of criminal cases he handles in Chandler:Chandler DUI
If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is greater than 0.08% then it is illegal for you to operate a motor vehicle. If you are convicted of DUI, then you could face penalties of jail time, fines, license suspension and other harsh penalties.Chandler Drug Crimes
Possession, cultivation and distribution of controlled substances is illegal. If you are arrested with illegal drugs in your possession, then you could face serious penalties if you are convicted of a drug crime.Chandler Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse, violence, neglect, threats of violence and other forms of abuse can result in legal action taken against you. However, there are many cases where an angry victim will exaggerate the circumstances out of an act of retaliation and it is important to seek the advice of an experience Chandler criminal defense lawyer.Chandler Post-Conviction Relief
If you have been convicted, you may still have options for appealing your case for filing a petition for post-conviction relief. If successful, your sentence could be modified or even dismissed.Chandler Probation Violation
If you have been convicted of a crime then you may be sentenced to probation. If you are sentenced to probation then you will have terms and conditions that you must comply with, and if you violate those terms then you could face prison time or other extensive penalties.Chandler Sex Crimes
Depending on the severity of the crime, a conviction could result in penalties including incarceration, probation, fines, and sex offender registration, among others. Sex offender registration can follow you for the rest of your life and prevent you from obtaining employment and housing in some cases.Chandler Theft Crimes
Whether the theft crime was shoplifting, writing a bad check, switching price tags on items in a store, or another theft related violation you may have been charged with, you could face penalties of fines, probation, and even jail in some circumstances if you are convicted.Chandler Weapons Charges
There are various crimes that involve the illegal use of a weapon, such as illegally discharging a weapon, using a weapon to commit a crime and possessing a weapon with a felony conviction on your record. The penalties for these crimes depend on a number of factors, however if you are convicted, you could expect fines, possible probation or jail time.
The Firm represents clients in all types of criminal cases, including but not limited to DUI and particularly serious charges, such as Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI, and Super Extreme DUI. The Firm will launch an aggressive defense for individuals facing Disorderly Conduct charges, or accusations regarding Internet Crimes, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Theft Crimes, Probation Violations, Sex Crimes, or Child Pornography offenses. If you have been accused of Domestic Violence, White Collar crimes, or have a child that is facing the repercussions of a Juvenile Crime, Mr. Buckallew has the experience to help his clients navigate through our often-complicated criminal justice system. The Firm can help with filing Appeals or an Expungement/Set Aside of Conviction to help you clean up your criminal record and restore any civil rights you may have lost.
Contact a Chandler criminal defense attorney if you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI or criminal offense in Chandler or throughout the Valley. Your first consultation is free of charge.Chandler Resource Links