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Gilbert Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Criminal charges can be extremely difficult to face, and navigating through our often-complex justice system can seem overwhelming, especially for those facing charges for the first time. If you have been charged with a criminal violation, you could be facing jail or prison time, extensive fines, community service, and / or many other penalties depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest. At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, the Firm's founder has been representing individuals in criminal courts in Gilbert and surrounding areas in the East Valley since 1999, with a proven track record of success in the countless cases he has handled. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in criminal courts throughout the State of Arizona and continues to focus his practice primarily in the areas of criminal and DUI defense. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, having been certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. In Arizona, attorneys can achieve the status of "certified legal specialist" once they have proven experience in a particular area of law, such as criminal law. In order to qualify for this specialization, the attorney must meet the following requirements:

  • Admission to the practice of criminal law for at least 7 years
  • Admission to the State Bar of Arizona for 2 years 
  • Devotion of at least 50% of a full-time practice to criminal law
  • Substantial involvement in the criminal law for 4 of the 6 years immediately preceding submission of the application
  • Receive favorable peer review from attorneys, judges and other professionals in the specialty field
  • Pass a written examination
  • Handle a specific number of cases in the specialty field (criminal law)
  • Demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a high degree of competence in the specialty field

Very few criminal defense attorneys are Board Certified in Arizona, in fact, only approximately 100 attorneys are certified criminal law specialists out of a total State Bar membership of more than 17,000 active members (with varying areas of practice). Click here for additional information regarding what it means to be a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.

Arrested in Gilbert, AZ?

If you have been charged with either an alcohol or drug-related DUI, you may be facing significant penalties, including jail time, court fees, fines, ignition interlock device installation, increased insurance rates, and other consequences. If you have been charged with domestic violence, the penalties upon conviction could include jail time or even prison time if there is a weapon's allegation or other aggravating circumstances. If you have been arrested for drug possession you could be facing extensive prison time depending on the substance and the amount that was found in your possession at the time of arrest. For example, if you are found with less than two pounds of marijuana in your possession with the intent to sell, you could be facing prison time, as this crime is considered a class four felony.

Juvenile Crimes in Gilbert, AZ

Attorney Trent Buckallew represents young individuals facing juvenile crimes and has the experience to negotiate resolution on cases within the juvenile court system. While juvenile crimes can carry harsh penalties in some situations, these crimes are governed by a separate set of court procedures than crimes committed by adults. The penalties associated with juvenile offenses differ from adults in that juvenile penalties focus on rehabilitating the individual instead of punishing them.

The Firm handles all types of juvenile crimes, but the most commons types of juvenile cases we see include drug possession, theft, vandalism, arson, assault, shoplifting, underage drinking, minor in consumption, gang related activity and sex crimes. Attorney Trent Buckallew has experience handling all types of criminal cases - both in juvenile courts and adult courts, ranging from simple misdemeanor offenses to more serious and complex felony violations.

Mr. Buckallew has the skill and experience required to aggressively defend any criminal charge, in any court in the town of Gilbert as well as throughout the valley. He has a reputation for zealously representing each and every client in his pursuit to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in each case. Contact the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC today for a free consultation regarding any pending criminal charges.

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