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Fountain Hills Criminal Defense Attorney

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Fountain Hills is a small but upscale suburb situated in the north east valley, bordering Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as well as the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The town is home to around 23,000 people and may be best known for its famous landmark, one of the world’s tallest fountains. The fountain sprays water about 15 minutes every hour during the day and its maximum heights reach around 600 feet into the air. Aside from it’s famous fountain, for which it is named, Fountain Hills is also known for its beautiful golf courses, trendy shopping and art galleries, as well as beautiful lakes and nature preserves. Saguaro Lake is easy to access from Fountain Hills and McDowell Mountain Regional Park consists of many beautiful trails for bikers, horseback riders and hikers.

Fountain Hills does not have its own police department so the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement to this community.  The town has a very low crime rate, but some of the most common types of crimes in this area are property theft crimes, assault/domestic violence crimes and burglaries, according to crime maps for the latter half of 2019. If you are facing criminal charges out of Fountain Hills, you will likely be appearing in the McDowell Mountain Justice Court, located at 18380 North 40th Street in Phoenix (for misdemeanor violations) or the Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix (for felony violations).  We have handled countless cases out of both courthouses and have the experience to defend against all types of criminal and DUI charges in these courts.    

Charged with a Crime in Fountain Hills?

If you are facing criminal or DUI charges, contact a Fountain Hills criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC for an evaluation of your case. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who is committed to providing experienced and aggressive legal counsel to individuals who are facing all types of criminal charges from low level misdemeanor violations to serious and complex felony crimes. With extensive experience and a proven record of success, Mr. Buckallew can assist you in challenging the evidence in your case and launching a well prepared legal defense on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Not only is Mr. Buckallew well versed in criminal law, having undertaken an academic concentration in criminal litigation during law school, he has also received a Master of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, which gives him a unique understanding of the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case. Understanding both the law and the forensic sciences is critical given the growing importance of forensic science in criminal litigation and can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court whether you have a DUI or drug case, homicide or any other criminal violation.

Fountain Hills DUI Attorney - Board Certified Specialist In Criminal Law

A DUI arrest in Fountain Hills and anywhere in the State of Arizona should not be taken lightly as the consequences can be both harsh and long-lasting. DUI penalties can include jail time, fines, mandatory alcohol screening and counseling, community work service, vehicle impoundment and required installation of a vehicle interlock device. In addition to representing individuals through the criminal court proceedings, the Firm also represents individuals at MVD hearings to argue on your behalf against an order for suspended driver's license, which, if suspended, will remain in effect even if your case is eventually dismissed or you are found not guilty of the charges. A Fountain Hills DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC should be consulted to ensure your rights are protected and that you obtain the experienced representation you will need to facilitate the defense of these charges. The Firm has nearly 25 years of DUI and criminal defense experience, including DUI cases involving Underage Drinking, Super Extreme DUI, DUI resulting in Injury or Death, Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI With Drugs, First Time DUI, and Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident. Mr. Buckallew is a recognized defense litigator who will use both his expertise in criminal law as well as his proficiency and understanding of the science behind the evidence. He understands the complexities involved in DUI cases and has the experience necessary to challenge the prosecution’s evidence, including the results of breath & blood tests. Mr. Buckallew will vigorously advocate on behalf of each client to ensure to best possible defense is launched in each case.

Fountain Hills DUI Penalties

You can expect more harsh sentencing in a DUI case if your blood alcohol concentration was extremely high, if you have prior DUI convictions, or if your DUI also involved an accident which resulted in injuries. A lawyer from the Firm will thoroughly investigate your case and identify any errors or mistakes made during your arrest which can then be used as negotiating leverage in seeking a reduction in charges, or in some cases, even a dismissal of the case. The Firm will keep you informed of legal proceedings as your case progresses and seek the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fountain Hills

The Firm represents individuals facing all types of criminal charges, including DUI, Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI, and Super Extreme DUI, among others. If you are facing criminal traffic charges, or are accused of internet crimes, drug crimes, disorderly conduct, violent crimes, theft crimes, or a probation violation, the attorney can review the evidence in your case, identify any potential procedural, factual or legal weaknesses therein, and advance a well-prepared defense on your behalf. Any person accused of sex crimes should consult an attorney as these charges can result in significant penalties if convicted, including prison time, registering as a sex offender, and lifetime probation upon release from prison. The Firm also represents individuals facing accusations of offenses related to child pornography, or domestic violence and understands the serious consequences that can result if convicted of these types of crimes. Mr. Buckallew will launch an aggressive defense on your behalf to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

The Firm also represents individuals who are charged with white collar crimes such as fraud, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, embezzlement or other financial crimes and understands the serious consequences if convicted. The Firm is committed to seeking the best possible defense in each case and will vigorously challenge the State's evidence in your case. The Firm also represents individuals charged with juvenile crimes, and having handled all types of juvenile cases, Mr. Buckallew has extensive experience in negotiating resolution to cases in the juvenile court system. The Firm represents individuals in filing appeals, as well as individuals seeking an expungement or set aside of conviction of their case.

Contact a Fountain Hills criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC if you are facing DUI or any other criminal charges. Your initial case evaluation is free.

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