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If you have been charged with a crime in Gilbert, or anywhere else in the State of Arizona, you could be facing some very serious penalties upon conviction, including jail time, fees/fines, probation, community work service, and a criminal record. It is vitally important that you have skilled and experienced representation advocating on your behalf in order to ensure the most favorable outcome possible in your case. At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist Trent Buckallew will launch an aggressive defense on your behalf, applying his knowledge and experience in litigating criminal cases, achieved over the course of his many years in practice. He has handled a wide range of criminal violations including (but not limited to) the following:


Driving while under the influence in Arizona is a serious crime that is punishable by jail time of 24 hours to 10 days, with fines ranging from $1,400 to $3,400, and the penalties becoming more harsh depending on prior history of DUI convictions, as well as other circumstances surrounding the arrest, such as driving with a suspended or revoked license or driving with a minor child in the vehicle.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence allegations arise in situations where the crime involves a spouse, individuals residing in the same household, individuals who have a child in common, and blood relatives. These types of crimes can include Murder/Homicide, Dangerous Crimes Against Children, Endangerment, Threatening and Intimidating, Assault/Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Trespass, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage, Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, Stalking, Custodial Interference , and various other crimes. If you have been charged with domestic violence you could face jail or prison time, fines, domestic violence classes and other penalties upon conviction.

Drug Possession

If you are arrested with illegal drugs in your possession, such as Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroine, Methamphetamine's, Narcotic Drugs, and others, you could be facing extensive prison sentences depending on the type of substance and the amount that was found in your possession. Additionally, if there is the intent to sell, or if you were growing or cultivating the drugs, then the sentence can increase.

Juvenile Crimes

A juvenile crime is any crime that is committed by a minor under the age of 18, such as Arson, Minor in Consumption, Theft, Shoplifting, Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Gang Related activity and other violations. There are certain cases where a minor may be charged as an adult, including cases involving violent crimes such as rape or homicide. This could result in prison, or other significant consequences for the minor, if convicted.


Shoplifting can involve actions including removing an item from a store without paying for it, altering price tags in order to pay less, removing price tags from merchandise, concealing items in a purse or clothing, or other actions of this nature. The sentences for shoplifting vary depending upon the value of the item(s) in question.

Violent Crimes

Assault and Battery, Kidnapping, Weapons Offenses, Endangerment, Arson, Murder and other acts of this nature are considered violent crimes. These are instances in which an individual is threatened, seriously injured or killed. The penalties for violent crimes depend on the specific crime and other circumstances surrounding the incident; you could face significant prison time, a criminal record and other penalties if you are convicted.

Weapons Offenses

Possessing a stolen weapon, committing a drive-by shooting, violating parole by possessing a firearm or other illegal acts involving a firearm could be considered a weapons offense. The penalties for weapons offenses can include a jail or prison sentence, fees/fines, probation and other possible penalties depending on the circumstances in each case. If the violation resulted in any injuries, the sentence and penalties can increase.

Charged With a Criminal Offense in Gilbert, AZ?

If you have been charged with a criminal violation in the Town of Gilbert you will need knowledgeable and experienced legal representation in order to launch an aggressive defense and achieve the most favorable outcome possible in your case. Mr. Buckallew has the knowledge to answer questions regarding your case, discuss your legal options with you, advise you of the best legal action to pursue and provide you with aggressive representation in court.

The Firm handles all types of criminal cases in Gilbert and throughout the East Valley, ranging from simple misdemeanor charges to serious and complex felony violations. Mr. Buckallew has extensive litigation and trial experience, belongs to many professional criminal and DUI defense organizations in order to stay informed of the ever changing and dynamic practice of criminal law, and has a proven track-record in successfully resolving countless criminal cases, including acquittals at trial, dismissals, and other favorable outcomes. He will zealously represent your best interests in court with an eye towards achieving the best resolution possible in your case. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, have been certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and takes pride in the fact that he personally handles each case from start to finish.

Contact the Firm today to arrange a free case evaluation of any pending criminal case in Gilbert or the State of Arizona.

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