Arrested for DUI in Phoenix?
If you have been arrested for a DUI charge in Phoenix, it is imperative to seek competent legal counsel as soon as possible and before making any decisions in your case. An experienced Phoenix DUI lawyer can help. Often, aside from the criminal proceedings, an initial concern involves the possibility of license suspension and vehicle impoundment. While these are separate civil proceedings, the Firm can assist you in determining whether to request a hearing with the MVD (the request must be made within 15 days of your arrest) and help you determine whether your vehicle can be released from impound if it was impounded at the time of your arrest.
Simultaneously, your attorney will want to immediately begin investigating the case and begin preparing for court proceedings and possible defenses in your case. A DUI
case review and defense investigation may involve identifying witnesses involved in the case (police officers, civilian witnesses, crime lab analysts, phlebotomists, etc.), a crime scene inspection, obtaining all discovery (such as the police report, crime lab results/reports, blood and/or breath results, witness statements, field sobriety test results, video/audio recordings, and crime scene photos), analysis of scientific evidence, identification of potential procedural and factual defenses, conducting thorough defense interviews of relevant witnesses and preparing arguments for any legal issues identified in your Phoenix DUI case. In addition to a thorough case review, a complete defense investigation, and analysis of all the scientific evidence, your attorney will attend court proceedings with you and facilitate any contact with the prosecutor assigned to your case. Given the potentially harsh and long-lasting consequences of a DUI conviction, it is critical to seek the advice of a competent Phoenix DUI attorney. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience in DUI litigation in Phoenix, having represented countless individuals over the course of his career and has a comprehensive understanding of the scientific evidence inherent in DUI cases, given his master’s degree in Forensic Science. His experience in DUI litigation ranges from 1st Time DUI charges
and Underage DUI
, all the way to very serious and complex DUI cases involving Aggravated DUI
and DUI homicide
. He handles cases in the following courthouses located in Phoenix, AZ:
o Phoenix Municipal Court
o Maricopa County Superior Court
o Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court
o Desert Ridge Justice Court
o Downtown Justice Court
o Dreamy Draw Justice Court
o Encanto Justice Court
o McDowell Mountain Justice Court
o Moon Valley Justice Court
o South Mountain Justice Court
o West McDowell Justice Court
DUI Lawyer Serving Phoenix
This Firm understands the serious nature and significant hardship associated with criminal charges and is committed to providing a thorough and aggressive defense for each client. Mr. Buckallew has nearly 20 years' experienced and is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, which signifies extensive experience in the practice area of Criminal and DUI defense. Mr. Buckallew attends continuing legal education (CLE) classes, subscribes to legal publications and also belongs to many well-known organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), and the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), among others, and is committed to keeping informed and well versed in the ever changing and dynamic area of criminal and DUI defense.