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Paradise Valley is a small affluent town nestled between the iconic Camelback Mountain (to the south), Piestewa Peak (to the west), and the McDowell Mountains (to the east).  The town is home to around 12,000 residents and is known for its upscale resorts and golf courses.

Paradise Valley is a very safe place to live and the crime rates are very low. According to the Paradise Valley Police crime statistics in 2022, arrests consisted of 35 DUI cases (down from 51 DUI cases in 2021), property crimes, which consisted of 38 residential burglaries, 15 car thefts and 45 non-vehicle thefts. Other reported crimes involved 40 crimes against persons (which can include crimes such as assaults and domestic violence). No homicides were reported in the 2022 PVPD annual report. 

Facing Criminal Charges in Paradise Valley?

If you have been arrested by the Paradise Valley Police Department and charged with a misdemeanor crime or certain juvenile crimes, you will likely be cited into the Paradise Valley Municipal Court, which is located at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. If you are facing felony charges, you will likely be appearing in the Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix. While crime statistics are relatively low in this town, the most common types of cases we see in the Paradise Valley Municipal Court involve property crimes such as theft and burglary, DUI offenses, and Domestic Violence related crimes. Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges in the PV Municipal Court or more serious felony charges in the Maricopa County Superior Court, this Firm has the experience in handling all types of criminal and DUI cases. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with nearly 25 years’ experience in litigating criminal cases, with a proven track record of success. He personally handles each case from start to finish to ensure individualized and personal attention to each client.

Arrested for DUI in Paradise Valley?

You can be charged with DUI if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or greater. Additional charges such as extreme DUI and 'super' extreme DUI can also apply if your BAC was either above 0.15% but less than 0.20% (extreme DUI) or 0.20% or greater ('super' extreme DUI). DUI penalties will vary depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. First-time offenders may be given probation, possibly sentenced to jail and ordered to pay fines. Other consequences can include community work service, vehicle impoundment, mandatory installation of a vehicle interlock device and a suspended driver’s license. You may also be required to participate in a drug or alcohol treatment program. The penalties become increasingly harsher if you are convicted of an extreme or 'super' extreme DUI. If your DUI involved an accident resulting in injuries, or your license was not valid at the time of the incident, or you had a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, you could be facing felony DUI charges, followed by much harsher penalties, if convicted. Given the significant penalties associated with DUI convictions, it is critical to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced DUI attorney.

Attorney Trent Buckallew has the experience to launch an aggressive defense against any type of DUI, including more serious and complex felony DUI's. Qualified legal representation can have a significant impact on your case, especially when it comes to challenging the scientific evidence, including breath & blood tests.  Mr. Buckallew is well-versed in assessing a DUI case both from a criminal defense standpoint as well as from a scientific viewpoint as he also holds a Master's in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree in addition to his law degree. This unique combination of education gives him a broad understanding of the complexities inherent in DUI cases. Having an attorney who understands the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court. If you have been charged with Aggravated DUI, Underage DUI, Minor in Consumption, Super Extreme DUI, DUI with Injury, Extreme DUI, DUI & Drugs, First Time DUI and Leaving the Scene of a DUI accident, contact an experienced lawyer from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC for assistance with your case.

If you were arrested for any criminal or DUI offense in the Town of Paradise Valley, this Firm can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you are facing DUI or 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