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Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney

Scottsdale is an affluent town in the suburbs of Phoenix, home to about 250,000 residents. With year-round sunshine and many beautiful resorts, as well as upscale shopping and restaurants, Scottsdale is a popular tourist destination, especially in the cooler months when much of the rest of the country is shoveling snow. Tourism actually accounts for nearly 40% of the cities workforce.

Given the vibrant restaurant and club venues in Old Town Scottsdale as well as events such as the annual Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and Spring Training baseball games, we end up seeing quite a few drinking related violations coming out of Scottsdale, whether it’s DUI violations, Underage Drinking citations, Urinating in Public and other alcohol related charges. While crime rates are very low in Scottsdale, we do also see a fair number of Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Violence cases. That being said, the city is a very safe place to live and to visit. 

Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney – Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

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 regarding 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. 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 criminal cases, from misdemeanors to very complex felony cases. If you are facing criminal charges out of Scottsdale, you were likely cited into one of the following courthouses, which this Firm visits frequently:
    • Scottsdale City Court
    • McDowell Mountain Justice Court
    • Desert Ridge Justice Court
    • Dreamy Draw Justice Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court - Southeast Facility or Downtown
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Scottsdale

This 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.

Scottsdale Drug Crimes Lawyer

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 as such, it is advisable to seek competent legal counsel 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. This Scottsdale criminal defense attorney has focused on criminal defense and DUI litigation for nearly 20 years, and has significant experience, exceptional commitment and insight into the criminal justice system. The Firm has the skill and experience to assist you with any type of criminal charge in Scottsdale or surrounding cities. 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.

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

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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