Gilbert DUI Laws
Arrested for DUI in Gilbert, AZ?
There are various laws and ordinances in place to discourage individuals from driving while intoxicated. The associated penalties for DUI charges in Arizona can be harsh, depending on the driver's B.A.C. (blood-alcohol content), and other factors that may have played a role in the case. If you have been charged with DUI in the Town of Gilbert, you could be facing a range of penalties depending on the circumstances of your arrest. These penalties can range in severity depending on whether this is your first DUI conviction, if you are under the age of 21, if you had a minor child in the car, if you were driving on a suspended/revoked driver's license, or if other factors were involved. It is important to have skilled representation on your side in order to challenge the state's evidence and ensure your rights are protected in Court. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with significant experience defending against all types of DUI cases, including (but not limited to): 1st Time DUI, Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, Underage DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI Drugs and DUI Involving Injury or Death. Mr. Buckallew has spent the past 20 years litigating DUI cases in Gilbert and throughout the entire Phoenix metro area and has a proven record of successfully resolving countless DUI cases over the course of his career.
If you are arrested and your B.A.C. (blood alcohol content) is found to be over the legal limit of 0.08%, within two hours of driving, you will be charged with DUI. Depending on the whether you have any prior DUI convictions and other factors in your case, you could face penalties of fines ranging from roughly $1,500 to $3,500 (plus additional fees for the cost of classes, incarceration, probation fees, etc.), jail time, mandatory ignition interlock device installation and other penalties. If your B.A.C. is found to be 0.15% or higher then you will be charged with extreme DUI which carries much harsher penalties upon conviction. If you are a commercial driver, the legal B.A.C. limit is 0.04%. If you are under the age of 21, any B.A.C. above 0.00% will cause you to be charged with drunk driving.
What Are My Possible DUI Defenses? Listed below are some of the many possible defenses in a DUI case:
- Unlawful traffic stop
- Blood alcohol level not over the legal limit during the relevant time frame
- Not in actual physical control of the vehicle during the relevant time frame
- Alternate explanation for poor driving
- Alternate explanation for poor performance on the field sobriety tests
- Contamination of the blood sample
- Improper packaging or storage of the blood sample
- Errors or machine malfunctions in the crime lab
At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who has been practicing DUI & criminal defense for nearly 20 years, and continues to focus his practice on criminal litigation. If you have been charged with DUI or any other criminal violation in Gilbert, it is important to seek the assistance of experienced legal counsel before making any decisions regarding your case. Mr. Buckallew has extensive and proven experience and has been certified by the State Board of AZ as a Criminal Law Specialist. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Buckallew also has a Master's of Forensic Science degree, which enables him to understand the unique complexities involving the scientific evidence inherent in DUI cases. He has a proven track record of successfully resolving countless DUI cases over the course of his career, achieving trial acquittals, case dismissals and in some cases, a reduction in charges. He has a reputation for zealously representing his clients and achieving the most favorable outcome possible in each case.
If you are facing DUI charges in Gilbert, contact the Firm today for a free evaluation of your case.