Mesa DUI Attorney
Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe & the Entire East Valley
**DUI laws have changed effective 1/1/12 – please contact a Mesa DUI lawyer at the firm regarding these changes and how they may impact your case.
Have you or a loved one been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol? The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C. has the skill and experience necessary to defend you against any drunk driving violation in the State of Arizona. Mr. Buckallew belongs to many respected criminal defense and DUI-related organizations, including the National College for DUI Defense
(NCDD) as well as the
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to keep well informed of the ever-changing and complex practice of criminal law. If you have been arrested or charged with a
DUI violation, contact the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C. to discuss your legal options.
This type of criminal offense can result in significant consequences, as Arizona has some of the harshest penalties for DUI convictions in the country. If convicted in Arizona, you could be facing significant jail time, community work service, heavy fines and court costs, a driver's license suspension, alcohol treatment, ignition interlock requirements, and other penalties. In Arizona, even a first time misdemeanor drunk driving offense carries mandatory jail time. For individuals with a prior drunk driving conviction, the penalties increase exponentially for each subsequent conviction, eventually leading to more serious felony charges and more significant consequences. At The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C., you will find a Mesa DUI attorney who has the background, knowledge, and experience necessary to aggressively defend all types of drunk driving cases, including both alcohol- and drug-related cases.
Accused of a drunk driving offense in Mesa?
Mr. Buckallew is not only an experienced litigator with extensive trial experience, he also holds a Master's in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree which gives him unique insight and expertise in challenging the scientific evidence in your case. The firm has a proven track record in successfully resolving serious and complex criminal and drunk driving cases and will vigorously advocate on your behalf. Early involvement by the Firm is critical to ensure that your rights are protected throughout every stage of the case. A full investigation of the evidence against you will be undertaken as the first priority. Through the course of his investigation, your DUI attorney will identify any potential legal or factual weaknesses in the case and determine the best course of action in resolving your DUI case under the most favorable terms possible.
If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with an underage DUI, you will be facing similar penalties if you are convicted. As a young adult and underage driver, this type of offense on your record can greatly restrict your future opportunities. You may not be able to get into the college of your choice because a DUI can dramatically affect your eligibility for loans and scholarships. You may also be denied certain
job opportunities in licensed professions. As a parent who wants the best for his/her child, contacting an experienced defense attorney is critical in ensuring the best possible outcome is pursued in your child's case. If your child is convicted, he/she could face up to 6 months in jail, loss of license for up to two years, significant fines and other penalties. An experienced attorney will help your child navigate through the often-complicated criminal justice system and fight for the best possible resolution in your child's case.
The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C. can also represent individuals facing all types of drunk driving charges, and will ensure each and every client understands the possible range of DUI penalties, and available defenses against
first time DUI,
leaving the scene, cases involving
super extreme DUI,
DUI with injury,
aggravated DUI, and those involving
DUI & drugs. In many cases, DUIs are charged as a misdemeanor offense. Under certain circumstances though, you may face felony charges if you were driving under the influence with a minor in the car, driving with a suspended/revoked license, or you were involved in a car accident at the time.
The firm has extensive experience in challenging evidence, including breath & blood tests as well as
field sobriety tests and is very knowledgeable regarding the testing procedures and related science behind the various tests inherent in these cases. A thorough investigation of all discovery in your case including, police reports, blood/breath/urine tests, field sobriety tests, witness statements, photographs, audio/video recordings, etc. is critical in defending your case in court and negotiating a favorable outcome with the prosecuting agency. In many DUI cases there are factual, legal and procedural errors or constitutional violations which may be identified through the review of the arrest process, including the administration of tests, the analysis of blood/urine samples, police or arrest procedures, etc., and these can be challenged in court. An experienced defense lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation of each case, identify potential weaknesses and issues requiring litigation, and either negotiate a settlement in the case or facilitate a bench or jury trial, if this is deemed the best course of action in your case. Every case presents with a unique set of facts and you should consult with an experienced Mesa DUI attorney to determine how best to proceed in your case.
Why hire a Mesa DUI lawyer?
It is important to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in litigating the multitude of issues that may exist in any criminal case. You will find this high-quality legal representation at The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C. The firm handles a wide array of issues associated with these types of cases, including addressing vehicle impoundment issues,
vehicle interlock device issues, and representing individuals at
MVD hearings in an attempt to avoid a
suspended drivers license. It is imperative to fight against drunk driving charges because of the harsh penalties which can result from a conviction. One of the potential hardships associated with a conviction is the loss of driving privileges. This presents any number of challenges, from commuting to and from work to transporting children to and from school, after school activities and the like. Mr. Buckallew and the firm's legal team can represent individuals at MVD hearings to present arguments in favor of preventing a license suspension and alleviating the resulting hardships.
Mr. Buckallew understands the impact of a drunk driving case and the hardships caused as a result of having a conviction on your record, and will work vigorously in building a strong defense on your behalf. The Firm is experienced in handling all types of DUI cases and has proven results ranging from acquittals at trial, full dismissals and negotiating non-DUI plea agreements. Having confidence in your attorney and in the legal representation that you will receive is a critical factor when looking for the right attorney to represent you.
Contact The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, P.C. today to discuss your legal options.