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Gilbert Leaving the Scene

Experienced Gilbert Criminal Defense Attorney

Arizona state law requires that you stop and provide information and/or assistance if you were involved in a vehicle accident, even if you were not at fault. If you do not stop to help and to exchange information then you are considered to be leaving the scene of an accident. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and your BAC is found to be over the legal limit of 0.08%, you could be facing very serious penalties if convicted of this charge.

The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident, combined with DUI could result in very harsh penalties, and if a driver causes an accident which results in death or serious physical injury, this is a class two felony, which is punishable by a maximum of 12.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The sentence may also be enhanced if other factors played a role in your arrest, such as a higher BAC, invalid license and other circumstances which may be considered.

Your Legal Options

If you are facing DUI or criminal charges in Gilbert, contact the firm to arrange a legal consultation with a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Attorney Trent Buckallew offers a free case evaluation to discuss your case as well as possible defenses that may be advanced in court on your behalf. He has litigated countless cases over the course of his career, including DUI involving Homicide, Aggravated DUI, DUI Leaving the Scene, and all types of DUI related cases, and he has a proven track-record in successfully resolving many of these cases.

Mr. Buckallew understands the complexities involved in criminal cases and belongs to many professional criminal and DUI organizations to keep informed of the ever changing practice of criminal law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), and has recently been nominated into the 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers'.

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