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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney - Work with a Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa & the Entire Valley

Call now to schedule your free, no obligation, case evaluation on any pending criminal charges in any court throughout the Valley. With nearly 20 years’ experience in litigating criminal cases, Mr. Buckallew has handled cases in most City/Town Courts, Justice Courts, and Superior Courts throughout the Valley and is familiar with the Judges and Prosecutors assigned to criminal court matters.

We handle all types of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to very complex felony cases and listed below are some of the more common cases we see are AssaultDisorderly ConductDomestic ViolenceDrug ChargesDUIJuvenile Crimes, and Theft Crimes.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  1. Experience Matters - Work directly with a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in both Criminal & DUI Defense
  2. We offer Competitive Rates, including flat fees
  3. Personalized One-On-One Representation – Attorney Trent Buckallew personally handles each case from start to finish
  4. Experience and Familiarity with Most Local Courts – Mr. Buckallew has made appearances in most Town/City/Municipal, Justice, Juvenile and Superior Courts throughout the Valley
  5. Statewide Practice – Mr. Buckallew has handled cases in every county in the State of Arizona and has experience and familiarity in each one of these jurisdictions
  6. We offer Free Initial Consultations on any pending criminal cases
  7. Click on our Attorney Profile page to learn more about Attorney Trent Buckallew's education, background and professional memberships

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

A criminal conviction can result in the following consequences, including (but not limited to):

    • Jail Time
    • Prison Time
    • Heavy Fines and Court Costs
    • Criminal Record
    • Loss of Employment
    • Community Work Service
    • Probation

What Are Your Possible Defenses?

Every case presents with unique circumstances and it is advisable to consult with an experienced Criminal Defense attorney to better understand the possible defenses in your case and the best course of action to pursue. The attorney you choose should be able to identify relevant defenses that best fit the specific circumstances and facts of your case. Your attorney should be able to specify what steps are needed to best develop your defenses for successful presentation in court. The best way to determine which defenses may be applicable to your case is to consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Listed below are some of the many possible defenses in criminal cases:

    • Unlawful Arrest
    • Unlawful Detention
    • Unlawful Search / Unlawful Seizure
    • Insufficiency of Evidence / Reasonable Doubt
    • 1st Amendment Defense
    • Defense of Self / Defense of Others / Defense of Property
    • Diminished Capacity
    • Alternate Suspect
    • Necessity Defense
    • Insanity Defense
    • Mistaken Identity

Mr. Buckallew is an experienced Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer dedicated to helping clients defend against all types of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in Tempe and throughout the entire Valley. He personally handles each case from start to finish to ensure consistency and clear lines of communication during an often very stressful time in a client’s life. Mr. Buckallew has handled all types of criminal violations ranging from misdemeanor trespass, misdemeanor and felony DUI cases, Domestic Violence cases, Disorderly Conduct cases and more serious and complex cases, including Aggravated Assault, Homicide and 1st Degree Murder cases and just about everything in between. He has practiced in almost every City/Municipal/Justice and Superior Court in the Valley and has handled cases in every County in Arizona over the course of his nearly 20 years in practice.

A criminal conviction can have long lasting negative effects, including the loss of certain rights and freedoms (such as gun rights and voting rights), difficulty in obtaining employment, inability to obtain certain professional licenses, ineligibility for certain scholarships or student loans, and in some cases, the loss of driving privileges, to name a few. It is crucial to seek the advice and counsel of an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience in litigating criminal cases with a proven record of success. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with nearly 20 years of experience and has a proven track record in resolving complex criminal cases as well as a reputation for zealously defending each and every client he represents.

Do you need a lawyer for your criminal case in Tempe or surrounding Valley cities? When it is necessary to obtain legal representation, choosing the right attorney is a major decision. The skill of your legal counsel may have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Buckallew has achieved a Master's of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, which enables him to understand the complexity of the science behind the evidence in criminal cases where forensic evidence plays a significant role, including charges of DUI, Homicide and many other serious and complex criminal cases.

Contact a Board Certified Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney today to set up a free initial consultation.

The Firm represents individuals facing criminal charges throughout the Valley including, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley and surrounding areas.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
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
★★★★★
Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the case against (client's name). We sincerely appreciate the great job you did. We are praying this is the end of it. Thanks again so very much. This was such a difficult time for our family. LN
★★★★★
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
★★★★★
I appreciate everything you were able to accomplish for my father and will certainly be referring Mr. Buckallew to anyone I know who may be in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney. CM
★★★★★
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