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DUI With Injury

DUI Accidents Causing Injury or Death

If you are involved in an accident which results in injury or death to another person while you are driving under the influence, you can be charged with aggravated DUI or Aggravated Assault in cases involving injury, or Homicide or even Manslaughter in cases involving death. These are felony offenses and carry harsh penalties so it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced DUI Lawyer, who has experience in litigating complex DUI cases, to launch an aggressive defense on your behalf. The exact penalties imposed after conviction will depend upon several factors, including the specific nature of your charges, whether they are labeled as dangerous or non-dangerous and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as measured by blood, breath or urine. If convicted, you may be facing the following penalties for a first time aggravated DUI offense:

  • Mandatory prison for crimes designated as "dangerous" offenses
  • Maximum fines of $150,000.00
  • Driver’s license revocation for up to 3 years or more
  • Possible vehicle impoundment
  • Driving record points
  • Having to reapply for your license and pay reinstatement fees
  • Mandatory traffic school
  • Higher assessment fees
  • Required use of an ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory drug/alcohol screening and counseling
  • Community work service
  • Probation of up to 5 years
  • A permanent mark on your criminal record
Penalties for Injuries Caused by DUI

If you are facing DUI charges resulting in injury, it is important that you retain experienced legal counsel, as the consequences of a conviction are significant, and may include mandatory prison. Mr. Buckallew has extensive experience in handling the defense of DUI cases and a strong understanding of our often-complicated criminal justice system, and will vigorously defend your case in court. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience resolving complex DUI cases utilizing pre-trial negotiations, settlement conferences and, where appropriate, contested trials - including both bench trials and jury trials. In addition to obtaining his law degree, and later, his master's degree, Mr. Buckallew continues to further his knowledge and skills through continuing legal education (CLE) and other criminal defense related courses on an ongoing basis. He has studied at the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy - Trial Skills Academy, the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS).

If you face aggravated DUI, DUI with Injury or DUI Homicide charges, contact an experienced attorney who specializes in DUI Defense to discuss your legal options.

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