San Tan Valley Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) in San Tan Valley, you are facing potentially serious consequences if convicted. It is against the law in the State of Arizona to operate a vehicle if the affects of either drugs or alcohol impair your ability to safely operate that vehicle. Even if this is a first time DUI, sentencing can be harsh, including jail time, mandatory counseling, vehicle interlock device and a suspended drivers license. A San Tan Valley DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC can advise you of your rights as well as strategize possible defenses if you have been charged with a DUI violation.
Attorneys at the Firm understand that DUI penalties can have a significant impact on a person’s professional and personal life. Mr. Buckallew has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in DUI cases, including Leaving the Scene, Underage DUI, Minor in Consumption, Minor in Possession, Super Extreme DUI, DUI with Injury, Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI and DUI & Drugs. Mr. Buckallew is a skilled litigator and utilizes the knowledge gained from receiving his Master’s in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree to analyze the scientific evidence and results of your breath & blood tests in order to determine the validity of these results and to identify deficiencies that could weaken the state's case.DUI Lawyer in San Tan Valley
Individuals arrested for DUI only have 15 days to request MVD hearings. These are administrative hearings that are separate from the criminal case and criminal court proceedings. The purpose of these hearings is for the MVD administrative law judge to decide whether your driver’s license will be suspended. A lawyer at the Firm can explain the MVD license review process and appear with you at the hearing. This is an important first step in addressing your DUI case. If you fail to timely request a hearing, your license will automatically be suspended.
The Firm will ensure that you understand every aspect of your legal situation, address questions and concerns you have regarding your case, and advance an aggressive and well-prepared legal defense on your behalf.Criminal Charges in San Tan Valley
Facing a serious criminal charge can be stressful and frightening. Seeking the counsel of an experienced, dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney can alleviate some of the stress associated with these types of cases and can also have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. It is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible once you have been arrested to discuss your rights and legal options. If you are under investigation, but have not yet been charged, it is crucial that you seek the advice of counsel prior to answering any questions or issuing any statements to law enforcement to ensure your rights are protected. If your intention is to hire counsel, it is important to do so as soon as possible so that your attorney can properly advise you and guide you through each step of your case.
The Firm represents individuals facing all types of criminal charges, including those involving Internet Crimes, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Shoplifting, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Crimes. The attorney will evaluate your case and determine the best defense for your case. For those who have already been convicted of a crime, the Firm can see post-conviction remedies including Appeals and Clemency and can also assist in an Expungement or a Set Aside of Conviction on your behalf.
Mr. Buckallew brings impressive qualifications to the table, including nearly two decades of focusing on defending those who are facing any type of criminal charge. Not only is he an experienced trial lawyer, he also holds a Masters of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, giving him a unique understanding of all types of forensic evidence associated with many criminal cases. Having an attorney trained in both the law and forensic science is critical given the growing importance of forensic science in criminal litigation. Whether it is a misdemeanor DUI, simple drug possession, or a major homicide case, forensic science will likely play a significant role in your case. Having an attorney who understands the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case, can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court. Mr. Buckallew has an extensive and proven track record in successfully resolving all types of criminal cases in San Tan Valley and surrounding cities. He has significant experience in resolving complex criminal cases utilizing pre-trial negotiations, settlement conferences and, where appropriate, contested trials - including both bench trials and jury trials. Mr. Buckallew focuses his scope of representation on criminal defense and DUI litigation and, maintaining a statewide practice, he can represent individuals facing charges in San Tan Valley and any court in the State of Arizona.
Contact a San Tan Valley criminal defense lawyer from the Firm if you have been charged with any type of DUI or criminal offense. Your first consultation is free for any pending criminal or DUI charge.San Tan Valley Resource Links
- Criminal Defense Information Center
- About San Tan Valley, Arizona
- Official Website for the San Tan Valley