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Phoenix DUI Lawyer

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 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 30 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 – including body worn camera 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 nearly 25-year 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 all the way to very serious and complex DUI cases involving DUI homicide. He handles cases in the following courthouses located in Phoenix, AZ:

  City Court (misdemeanors):

    • Phoenix Municipal Court

Superior Court (felonies):

    • Maricopa County Superior Court

Justice Courts (misdemeanors):

    • Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court
    • Desert Ridge Justice Court
    • Dreamy Draw Justice Court
    • El Centro (formerly Downtown) Justice Court
    • Encanto Justice Court
    • McDowell Mountain Justice Court
    • Moon Valley Justice Court
    • South Mountain Justice Court
    • West McDowell Justice Court

Experienced DUI Lawyer Serving Phoenix

This Firm understands the serious nature and significant hardship associated with DUI and criminal charges and is committed to providing a thorough and aggressive defense for each client. Mr. Buckallew regularly 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. 

Work with a Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you are facing a first-time DUI, Underage DUI, Extreme DUI, or a felony Aggravated DUI, this Firm can help you navigate through both the proceedings involving license suspension as well as the criminal court proceeding involving the DUI violation(s). Given the potential for steep fines and exposure to jail or prison time, it is important to consult with an experienced DUI attorney who can advise you regarding the possible defenses in DUI cases and the best course of action in your case, given your unique circumstances.  Mr. Buckallew has defended against countless DUI cases and is one of a small percentage of lawyers in Arizona who has his Board Certification in Criminal Law.

If you are facing any type of DUI charges, contact an experienced DUI attorney serving Phoenix and the entire Valley. 

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