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Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney - Mesa, AZ

Mesa is a suburb located in the East Valley, about 15 miles east of Phoenix and is the 3rd largest city in the state of Arizona, home to about a half million residents. Some of the largest employers in the city are Banner Health, Mesa Public Schools, and Boeing. Mesa is considered a great place to live and raise a family and is also home to many young professionals. The crime rates are relatively low, and the public school system is above average. 

This Firm has handled countless cases for residents of Mesa and the most common cases we have seen come through our office over the years include DUI violations, Domestic Violence cases, Disorderly Conduct charges, all types of Juvenile crimes, Aggravated Assault cases and a variety of other criminal cases. Like any city, some areas of Mesa are relatively crime free while other pockets of the city see higher rates of crime. 

According to the most recently reported crime statistics on the Mesa Police Department webpage, just under 2,000 ‘Crimes Against Persons’ were reported in 2019.  These types of crimes include homicides, rapes, robberies, and assaults.  Approximately 916 of these crimes involved felony assaults with weapons (e.g. guns, knives, and ‘other’ types of weapons). Additionally, there were nearly 5,000 simple assaults reported for the year. The city reported over 9,600 ‘Property Crimes', in 2019. Property crimes include things like burglaries, thefts, shoplifting, motor vehicle thefts, among other types of theft related violations.  The city also reported around 27 cases involving arson in 2019. The Mesa Police Department reported that crime rates consistently decreased from 2016-2020, and as of 2020, the crime rates were at their lowest point in the cities recorded history. (Mesapolice.gov)  

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you been arrested for criminal charges in Mesa? Work with a Board-Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who has over 25 years’ experience litigating both criminal and DUI cases in every court in Mesa, AZ.

Why Choose Attorney Trent Buckallew?

    • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
    • He personally handles each case from start to finish
    • Significant experience in DUI defense
    • Extensive experience in Criminal litigation
    • Treats his clients with honesty and respect
    • Aggressive and Experienced Attorney
    • Top 100 National Trial Lawyer
    • Proven Record of Success

We Handle Criminal Cases in all Mesa Courts, including:

    • Mesa Municipal Court
    • East Mesa Justice Court
    • West Mesa Justice Court
    • North Mesa Justice Court
    • Highland Justice Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court 

Over the course of his nearly 25 year career as a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Buckallew has handled a wide variety of cases ranging from Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence, to DUI cases, including 1st Time DUI, Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI and DUI Involving Serious Injury or Homicide, as well as very serious and complex cases including Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Homicide, 1st Degree Murder and many other types of criminal and DUI cases.

If you have been arrested for criminal charges in Mesa, it is advisable to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer before making any decisions in your case. Arizona has some of the harshest penalties in the country and engaging the legal services of a reputable Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney is crucial in ensuring that you are properly represented and defended in court. At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, the attorney has extensive experience in DUI and criminal litigation and has a proven record in successfully resolving countless cases in our often-complicated criminal justice system. Mr. Buckallew is committed to strategizing and launching the best possible defense in your case and will fight vigorously to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf. Having a professional and experienced defense lawyer is imperative if you are facing any type of criminal charge in Mesa or anywhere in the State of Arizona.

Contact the Firm today for a free evaluation of any 

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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