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Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney

Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney – Scottsdale DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Scottsdale, one of the first decisions you will make will be to determine which attorney is best qualified to help you navigate through our often-complicated criminal justice system. In any criminal case, from DUI charges to the most serious homicide case, your choice of a Scottsdale criminal defense attorney can have a significant impact with regard to the outcome of your case. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, having been certified by the State Bar of Arizona, and has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal and DUI cases in Scottsdale and throughout the entire valley with nearly 20 years’ experience. Mr. Buckallew will work vigorously to defend against any criminal or DUI charges you may be facing and has a proven track record of successful outcomes in countless cases over the course of his career. He prides himself in personally handling each case from start to finish to ensure case continuity and consistency with each client. Being well versed in criminal law, with extensive trial experience, Mr. Buckallew also holds a Masters of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, giving him a unique understanding of the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case. His diverse qualifications in both criminal law and the forensic sciences will help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court against all types of complex criminal cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Scottsdale

The Firm provides legal representation for all types of criminal traffic offenses, including charges of reckless driving, criminal speed, racing, and CDL violations. The Firm also handles cases involving Domestic Violence, Assault, Misconduct Involving Weapons, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, Shoplifting and a wide variety of other criminal violations from simple misdemeanors to very serious and complex felony cases. Additionally, if you have a conviction on your criminal record, the Firm can assist you in seeking an expungement or set aside conviction and will fight to help restore civil rights if you were convicted of a crime which has resulted in a loss of any of your civil rights.

Those who are accused of internet crimes need an attorney who has extensive knowledge and access to resources to challenge computer or internet -based evidence. The Firm also represents individuals facing charges related to drug crimes (common drug crimes involve marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, bath salts, and prescription drugs), including drug possession, drug sales or distribution, and drug manufacturing. If you are charged with a violent crime such as assault, Arizona has particularly harsh punishments and penalties, and you should contact the Firm as soon after the arrest as possible to discuss your legal options and possible defense strategies.

The Firm also represents individuals accused of theft crimes including burglary, robbery, and shoplifting. The Scottsdale criminal defense attorney has focused on criminal defense and DUI defense for nearly 20 years, and has significant experience, exceptional commitment and insight into the criminal justice system. He can help you with any probation violation matter whether in the Scottsdale City Court, Maricopa County Superior Court or any other court in the State of Arizona. He also handles cases involving allegations of sex crimes including sex with a minor, prostitution, sexual assault, or child pornography. The Firm also handles cases in Scottsdale involving elder or child abuse, matters involving restraining orders and Injunctions Against Harassment, or a violation of restraining orders. The Firm has the skill and experience to assist you with any type of criminal charge in Scottsdale or surrounding cities. In cases of white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, or appeals, the attorney has the qualifications and dedication necessary to litigate the case and achieve the most favorable outcome possible. While this is not a complete summary of the types of criminal cases the Firm can handle, it is a sampling of some of the more common cases we see in Scottsdale. The Firm can handle any felony or misdemeanor case in Scottsdale - no matter how minor or how serious the crime may be.

DUI Lawyer in Scottsdale

The Firm serves individuals facing criminal charges throughout the Scottsdale area, including DUI charges of all types. The attorney 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 (misdemeanor) in the Scottsdale City Court as well as (felony DUI cases) in the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has also handled Scottsdale DUI cases cited into the Maricopa County Justice Courts – Desert Ridge Justice Court, Dreamy Draw Justice Court and McDowell Mountain Justice Court - these are typically cases where the Arizona Department of Public Safety made the DUI arrest on the highway or somewhere within the city limits of Scottsdale. 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.

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 recognized 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 has extensive experience resolving complex criminal and DUI cases and continues to focus his scope of representation on DUI and criminal defense litigation.

DUI Attorney 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 drivers 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.

Contact a Scottsdale DUI lawyer from the Firm to schedule a free initial case evaluation.

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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