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Criminal Speed

Facing Criminal Speeding Charges in Phoenix? Call Today!

Drivers who exceed a posted speed limit by more than 20 miles per hour in a business or residential district (or exceed forty-five miles per hour if no speed limit is posted), or who exceed 85 miles per hour in other locations or exceed thirty-five miles per hour approaching a school crossing, could be charged with criminal excessive speed violations under Arizona law.

Because an excessive speeding ticket is considered a criminal charge, a conviction will leave an individual with a criminal record. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney to determine what types of defenses may be available in your case. There are many possible defenses such as an attack on the methods used to calculate speed (i.e. radar, visual estimation, LIDAR, aircraft, drones and other methods)or error points in any of these methods, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to identify which possible defenses are applicable to your case. 

Many criminal traffic violation cases are based on the statements of a law enforcement officer. Fighting these charges is important because a conviction can result in points against your driver’s license, which can subsequently result in an increase in your car insurance premiums, or even a suspension or revocation of driving privileges if too many points are accrued. Additionally, fines for criminal speeding tickets can be costly, making it all the more important that you consult with an experienced criminal law attorney to determine the best course of action to protect your driving privileges and limit your financial exposure. In addition to the potential for increased insurance premiums or the loss of driving privileges, a conviction will also result in a criminal record which could be detrimental to future opportunities in life.

Criminal Speeding Ticket Defense in Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix and throughout the Valley

There is a significant difference between civil speed and criminal speed violations, and in many cases it makes sense to contest the citation in court. In severe situations, enough traffic violations can result in suspension or full revocation of driving privileges. Loss of license can cause significant hardship for those who depend on their own transportation for work or family reasons. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to assist with the defense of criminal traffic violations and to negotiate the most favorable outcome possible, including a reduction of charges, or even perhaps getting the charge reduced to a civil violation in some cases.

This Firm has handled all types of criminal traffic violations, including Criminal Speed, Reckless Driving, Racing and other criminal traffic violations. We have represented individuals in courts throughout the Phoenix area, including most Town/City Courts and Justice Courts throughout the Valley. We have had many successful outcomes with these types of cases, including reduction in charges, dismissals and acquittals in bench trials. 

Contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney if you or someone you know has been charged with criminal speeding or any other criminal traffic violations. Schedule a free initial case evaluation today.

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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
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