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Mesa DUI Attorney

Defending DUI Charges in Mesa

When a person is stopped for a DUI investigation in Mesa, AZ and field sobriety tests and breath & blood tests show that he/she has been driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, a guilty verdict in the case can seem inevitable. Test results, however, can be inaccurate if the proper testing procedures weren’t followed, if the equipment was faulty, if there was contamination of samples, if the testing kit was out-of-date, or if the test was conducted by an unqualified individual, among other potential issues that may arise during the testing of the blood sample. An experienced Mesa DUI defense attorney can identify these and other deficiencies in a case, including unlawful police procedures, such as an illegal stop or an illegal search. Any weaknesses identified in the prosecution’s case can be used as leverage in negotiating a reduction of charges, or even a dismissal in some cases.

The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC has successfully represented countless clients charged with DUI offenses in Mesa, including Underage DUI, Minor in Consumption, Super Extreme DUI, DUI with Injury or Death, Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI & Drugs, First Time DUI and Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident. The Firm also provides representation at MVD hearings, where an administrative law judge will determine whether your license should be suspended. This is a separate administrative hearing that has no bearing on your criminal case but could lead to the loss of your driving privileges.

Experienced DUI Attorney in Mesa

Trent R. Buckallew, Esq., was raised in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies (1996). Immediately thereafter, Mr. Buckallew attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA where he graduated and received his Juris Doctorate degree (1999). Upon graduation from law school and passing the Arizona bar exam, he accepted a position with the Mohave County Public Defender’s Office, and subsequently, the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, before entering into private practice in 2004. While serving with these public defense firms he gained invaluable trial experience, and an extensive knowledge of our often-complicated criminal justice system.

Work With a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, certified by the State Bar of Arizona, and has extensive experience handling the defense of all types of DUI cases, including both misdemeanors and felonies as well as serious and complex DUI Homicide jury trials. Mr. Buckallew has extensive experience resolving difficult DUI and criminal cases utilizing pre-trial negotiations, settlement conferences and, where appropriate, contested trials – including both bench trials and jury trials.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact a Mesa DUI lawyer from our office for legal advice regarding your case. An experienced DUI Attorney at our Firm can explain the DUI process and discuss possible defense strategies in resolving your case and achieving the best outcome possible.

See What Clients are Saying
“I am very fortunate to be writing this review about Trent Buckallew. In 1992 I was 19 years old, and in Spring Training in Tempe, AZ for the Seattle Mariners. I was stopped one night and arrested for an alleged DUI. It is 2013, and I had to face these charges from Massachusetts. I searched all over for an AZ lawyer, and I was not physically, nor emotionally secure with any of the lawyers I spoke with, until Trent. This man had me feeling confident within a matter of minutes. His knowledge on the topic was amazing. I say with the utmost confidence; that his knowledge, and persistence were "hard charging", I served in the Marine Corps, and having someone as special as Trent fighting for your rights, is simply put ... HOPE! Thank you Trent, my family and I are extremely happy that we met.”

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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