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Phoenix Criminal Traffic Offenses

The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is a respected criminal defense law firm with a practice providing professional legal services to individuals in Phoenix and throughout the State of Arizona. It is important to have legal representation when accused of committing a criminal traffic violation, as you may be facing possible jail time, license implications (including suspension or revocation of driving privileges), increase in insurance rates and other fines or penalties that can have a negative impact on your future. Before making any decisions regarding your case, contact a Phoenix criminal traffic violation lawyer to discuss your options.

Payment of a fine can be an admission of guilt and ends the right to contest the citation and other possible charges associated with the offense. Mr. Buckallew is experienced in defending all types of criminal cases from misdemeanor charges to complex felony cases. He has the knowledge and resources necessary to defend clients against criminal traffic allegations of all types. Mr. Buckallew is an active member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and other prestigious organizations and he represents individuals in courts throughout the State of Arizona.

If you were pulled over in Phoenix for a misdemeanor criminal traffic violation, it was likely the Phoenix Police Department who issued the traffic ticket (complaint). If that is the case, you will likely be appearing in the Phoenix Municipal Court, with your first court hearing being a criminal arraignment. However, if you were on the highway within the City of Phoenix, you may have been stopped by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). If this is the case, you will likely be cited into one of the Justice Courts in Phoenix, AZ - Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court, Desert Ridge Justice Court, Downtown Justice Court, Dreamy Draw Justice Court, Encanto Justice Court, McDowell Mountain Justice Court, Moon Valley Justice Court, West McDowell Justice Court, or South Mountain Justice Court. Finally, if you received a criminal traffic citation on the Downtown ASU campus, you were probably ticketed by ASU Police and cited into the Downtown Justice Court. In any event, your first hearing in either the municipal or justice court will be a criminal arraignment. 

Common Criminal Traffic Offenses

A traffic related offense may cause financial hardship due to increased insurance rates. Traffic violations that result in an accident with major property damage, injuries or deaths may involve serious criminal charges as well. Common criminal traffic offenses can include:

Reckless driving

Aggressive driving


Criminal speed

CDL Violations

Exhibition of speed

Unlawful flight

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

It is always advisable to seek legal advice and representation for criminal traffic violations to ensure your rights are protected and that your driving privileges are preserved whenever possible. An experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney can help ensure the protection of his clients' rights and help him/her navigate through our often-complicated criminal justice system. The attorney will thoroughly investigate the case, identify any weaknesses in the case as well as possible defenses, and negotiate resolution of the case on behalf of his client.

Searching for a Criminal Traffic Lawyer in Phoenix?

The goal of our firm is to achieve the most favorable outcome possible for each client whether through plea negotiations, or contested bench or jury trials. Criminal Defense Attorney Trent Buckallew brings over two decades of experience as a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney along with his training in forensic science and extensive trial skills to each case. He works closely with clients throughout each step of their criminal case, providing professional legal services on a personal level.

Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney to schedule a consultation. Your first case evaluation is free for any case involving pending criminal charges.

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