Picture of Attorney
Justia Lawyer Rating

Scottsdale DUI Lawyer

DUI Defense in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale is an upscale city bordered by Phoenix to the west and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, including the McDowell Mountains to the east, Camelback Mountain to the west and is situated just south of the Tonto National Forrest. Being one of the most desirable cities in the valley to live in, Scottsdale is home to about 250,000 residents and is an attractive tourist destination with beautiful resorts, upscale shopping and restaurants, art galleries, golf courses, hiking trails and spring training games. 

Old Town Scottsdale draws in people from all over the place with more than 90 restaurants, over 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries, as well as Spring Training baseball games. It has a very vibrant entertainment scene, especially in the cooler months and on the weekends. While Scottsdale is considered to be very safe, some of the most common cases we see coming through our office are DUI and Underage Drinking violations, Disorderly Conduct charges and Domestic Violence cases. We frequently handle cases out of Scottsdale, both misdemeanor and felony cases in all courthouses located in the City of Scottsdale, including the City Court and Justice Courts.

Experienced Scottsdale DUI Attorney

The Firm serves individuals facing all types of DUI charges throughout the Scottsdale area, including 1st Time DUI charges, all the way up to the most serious DUI cases involving injury or homicide. Attorney Trent Buckallew can guide you through every step of the DUI process and will aggressively defend you if you have been charged with 1st Time DUI, Extreme DUI, Underage DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI Involving Drugs, DUI involving an Accident (including DUI with Injury or DUI with Homicide), or Super Extreme DUI. He will evaluate every aspect of the case against you, including field sobriety testing results and breath and blood test evidence. Mr. Buckallew has litigated Scottsdale DUI cases, both misdemeanor and felony cases in the following courthouses:

    • Scottsdale City Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court – Southeast Facility and Downtown Phoenix
    • Desert Ridge Justice Court
    • Dreamy Draw Justice Court
    • McDowell Mountain Justice Court

If you have been ticketed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Officce, you will likely be cited into one of the justice courts (for misdemeanors) or the Maricopa County Superior Court (for felonies). Mr. Buckallew has represented countless individuals facing DUI charges over the course of his career from 1st Time DUI cases to far more serious DUI cases involving serious injury or homicide. He is committed to zealously defending each and every client in order to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in each case.

DUI Penalties in Scottsdale

DUI penalties can be extremely harsh, even for first-time offenders. The consequences for a conviction can include jail time, fines, vehicle impoundment, vehicle interlock device and a suspended driver’s license. You will also have a criminal record that can limit many opportunities in life, including future college or career aspirations. The Firm understands the hardships you will be facing if you are found guilty of DUI and will tenaciously defend the charges against you. The Firm can also provide advice and representation regarding MVD hearings and assist in the process of preserving your driving privileges.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs (DUI), contact a Scottsdale DUI lawyer today to ensure your rights are protected. An experienced attorney will review your case and discuss your legal options. For many individuals, being arrested and charged with a crime can be a frightening experience and an attorney can help you navigate through our often-complicated criminal justice system to achieve the best possible outcome in your DUI case.

The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is a highly sought after DUI defense firm that has proven results in defending clients charged all types of DUI cases. The Firm is committed to vigorously defending your case to achieve the most favorable results possible. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney has extensive experience resolving complex criminal and DUI cases and continues to focus his scope of representation on DUI and criminal defense litigation.

Contact the office today to schedule your free consultation for any pending DUI case in Scottsdale or any surrounding areas.

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