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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 considered to be 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 considered to be relatively crime free while other pockets of the city see higher rates of crime. 

Experienced DUI Attorney - Mesa, AZ

Have you been arrested for DUI or criminal charges in Mesa? Work with a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who has nearly 20 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 DUI & Criminal Cases in all Mesa Courts, including:

    • Mesa Municipal Court
    • East Mesa Justice Court
    • West Mesa Justice Court
    • North Mesa Justice Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court – Southeast Facility

Over the course of his nearly 20-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 DUI or criminal charges in Mesa, you should seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Arizona has some of the toughest 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.

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“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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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 DUI and criminal cases. He has handled both DUI and criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanor cases to serious and complex felony 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.

Defending DUI Charges in Mesa

When a person is stopped for DUI 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. An experienced 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, 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 or not 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.

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.

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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