Attorney Trent R. Buckallew has nearly 20 years’ experience litigating all types of DUI cases, including Extreme DUI, with a proven record of successfully resolving countless DUI cases in courts all across the valley.
Law enforcement may stop any suspected drunk driver, administer sobriety tests, and may also require additional tests, including a breath test, blood test, or urine test to determine the blood alcohol concentration in the driver's system. A driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measuring 0.08 or higher, within two hours of driving, is legally intoxicated and under state law, is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle, or be in actual physical control of the vehicle. A driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15% or more, but less than 0.20% within two hours of driving is guilty of driving under the influence of extreme DUI, if convicted.Extreme DUI Penalties
If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured to be between 0.15% and 0.199% within two hours of driving, you can be charged with Extreme DUI. If convicted, you may be facing harsh penalties, including the following:
- Maximum 6 months in jail
- Up to 5 years' probation
- $2,500 fine, fees ($250 DUI Abatement fee, $1,000 prison construction fee and $1,000 to state general fund), plus and 84 % surcharge
- 30-day impound of vehicle
- License suspension 90 days (1st Time Extreme DUI) to 1 year (2nd Time Extreme DUI)
- Ignition interlock device
- Alcohol screening & classes
The penalties can increase due to other circumstances, such as prior convictions for DUI, or when a child under 15 years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the event, or if an accident resulted in injuries or fatalities, or if the driver's license was suspended at the time of the incident. Leaving the scene of a DUI accident is taken very seriously and can result in harsh penalties upon conviction.
Given the serious consequences of a DUI conviction, it is critical that you hire an experienced DUI attorney who has the skills necessary to advance an aggressive legal defense, as well as the expertise in challenging both the scientific and physical evidence in your case. Mr. Buckallew has handled misdemeanor DUI cases at the City and Justice Court levels as well as serious felony DUI cases at the Superior Court level, throughout the state of Arizona.
Mr. Buckallew is well versed in criminal law and has a proven record of success in defending extreme DUI cases. As an active member of the National College For DUI Defense, the American Academy of Forensic Science, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Attorney Trent Buckallew has extensive knowledge in the area of DUI litigation as well as the forensic science aspect inherent in these cases. He also has the background and knowledge necessary to challenge breath and blood tests as well as other evidence that may be used against you in a DUI case. He has extensive experience in navigating through the court system and litigating all types of DUI cases from misdemeanor to more serious and complex felony DUI cases.
Contact a Tempe DUI attorney if you or a loved one are facing extreme DUI, or any other DUI charge in Tempe or throughout the Valley. We offer free initial consultations on any pending DUI charge.