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Queen Creek Criminal Defense Attorney

QUEEN CREEK CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI LAWYER – Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney

The Town of Queen Creek was incorporated in 1989 and is a growing community located about 40 miles southeast of Phoenix. Queen Creek is primarily situated in Maricopa County, but a portion of the town’s southern and eastern sections extend into Pinal County. While this community has seen a lot of growth and development, including new housing communities as well as shopping and restaurants, it still has that Arizona small town feel with a population of approximately 50,000 residents. The Queen Creek Unified School District serves most students in the town along with a handful of charter schools in the area as well. 

A local favorite in the Town of Queen Creek is Schnepf Farms, a family owned working farm and the largest organic peach grower in AZ. Visitors can enjoy all sorts of family oriented events, such as peach picking, farm festivals, seasonal ice-skating activities, car shows, a Thai lantern festival, peach blossom celebration with trolley rides and many other events that take place at the farm throughout the year. 

The Town of Queen Creek does not have its own police department but instead contracts with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services to the town. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services to the areas of town that extend into Pinal County. As the population has increased, so too have the number of calls for service the Sheriff’s Office receives each year. According to Town statistics, there has been a nearly 50% increase in calls for service from 2010 to 2018, with many of those calls including requests for welfare checks, reports of suspicious activity and neighborhood disturbances. There were a total of 509 adult arrests and 58 juvenile arrests in 2018. The most common adult arrests in 2018 included assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, shoplifting, DUI and driving on a suspended license. The most common juvenile arrests in 2018 included criminal damage, assault and shoplifting.

Arrested in Queen Creek, AZ?

If you were arrested in the Town of Queen Creek by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, your case will likely be filed in the San Tan Justice Court (misdemeanor charges), or the Maricopa County Superior Court (felony charges). If you were arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, your case will likely be filed in the Apache Junction Justice Court (misdemeanor charges) or the Pinal County Superior Court (felony charges). The specific court location for your case will be listed on your ticket or your summons. This Firm regularly handles cases in all courts serving residents in the Town of Queen Creek. Contact the Firm to arrange a consultation regarding any criminal charges you may be facing in Queen Creek or surrounding areas. 

DUI Charges in Queen Creek, AZ

In every state, including Arizona, it is a crime to operate a vehicle if the effects of either drugs or alcohol impair your ability to safely operate that vehicle. The penalties for a DUI conviction can vary significantly depending on the severity of the offense, ranging anywhere from probation to multiple years in prison. You can be charged with DUI if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above 0.08% (or above 0.04% with a CDL license). A DUI can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the circumstances of the case. DUI with Injury or Death, Aggravated DUI, and Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident often result in felony charges. Other DUI offenses include Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, First Time DUI, Underage DUI, Minor in Consumption, Minor in Possession and DUI Drugs.

Queen Creek DUI Penalties

DUI penalties will vary depending on the situation, and can include probation, incarceration, fines, restitution, court-ordered alcohol or drug counseling, mandatory installation of a vehicle interlock device, vehicle impoundment, and a suspended driver’s license. If your BAC from breath & blood tests was extremely high, harsher penalties will be imposed. If you are facing DUI charges, contact an experienced Queen Creek DUI attorney who understands the complexities of DUI laws, as well as the forensic science relating to these types of charges. With nearly 20 years’ experience, Mr. Buckallew has extensive knowledge in handling DUI cases and also understands the underlying scientific issues involved in DUI cases. The Firm has proven results and will fight vigorously to protect your rights and defend your DUI case.

DUI Attorney in Queen Creek – Work With a Board Certified Specialist

The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is a top-rated defense firm which has an outstanding reputation for zealously defending clients accused of DUI and other criminal charges. The Firm has successfully represented individuals in all types of DUI cases and will vigorously fight to protect your rights and freedom. Mr. Buckallew has experience practicing law in both the Mohave County and Maricopa County Public Defender’s Offices, prior to his private practice, and is highly skilled in DUI litigation. He also has a Master’s in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, giving him the unique ability to understand the science behind the evidence discovered at a crime scene. The Firm will assist you in navigating through our often-complicated criminal justice system and ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court.

QUEEN CREEK CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER - Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Queen Creek, AZ

When an individual is facing criminal charges in the state of Arizona, the consequences can be significant and long-lasting. Arizona has tough penalties for all types of criminal offenses, including jail/prison terms, financial penalties, community work service, probation, and other types of penalties, if convicted, whether it is a drug crime, violent crime, or serious DUI charge. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, it is crucial that you contact a Queen Creek criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer and has extensive qualifications and experience, both in criminal defense, as well as an understanding of forensic evidence, holding a Masters in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree. As a result of his educational background in criminal litigation as well as forensic science, Mr. Buckallew understands the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in each case. With an extensive background in handling all types of criminal cases, from simple misdemeanors to serious and complex felonies, Mr. Buckallew has a reputation for zealously defending each and every one of his clients in Queen Creek and surrounding areas.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Queen Creek, AZ

The Firm represents clients facing a variety of serious criminal charges, including Reckless Driving and Racing violations, and helping those who hold commercial driver’s licenses to defend against charges in court. If you or a loved one are facing charges related to internet crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, or a probation violation, the Firm has the experience necessary to ensure your rights are preserved and to seek out the best possible defense in your criminal case.

In cases of accusations regarding sex crimes, or cases involving child pornography, the skill and experience of your attorney is a crucial factor. These types of cases are taken very seriously and the consequences can be up to life in prison in some cases. If you are accused of any crime involving domestic violence, or those related to white collar crimes you need an attorney who will fight for your freedom from the moment of your arrest. If you are being investigated for any such crime, it is important to contact the Firm as soon as possible, before answering questions from investigators or other law enforcement personnel. The Firm protects the rights of young people accused of juvenile crimes and understands the importance of the outcome of your case and the impact it can have on your future if not handled appropriately. The Firm can also assist in filing appeals and seeking an expungement or set aside on a prior conviction.

Contact a Queen Creek criminal defense attorney from the Firm if you are facing criminal or DUI charges. Free initial case evaluation available for any pending criminal or DUI charges.

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Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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