An Attorney Can Provide Immediate Help
When you are arrested for DUI, the police may want to speak with you as soon as they think you can speak clearly. When you hire an attorney that has experience handling DUI cases, you will get advice on what to say or what not to say, which may have a big outcome on your case.
An Attorney Will Understand the Charges and Potential Outcomes
When you hire an attorney that has experience with DUI cases, you have someone on your side that knows the law and understands the charges that have been brought against you – including how strong or weak the case might be. This is very important as the attorney will help guide you as to potential outcomes as well as how you should consider proceeding – for example, should you accept a plea offer or not.
You Could Lose Your License
A DUI arrest and conviction can result in you losing your license, even if it is your first offense. An attorney who has experience with DUI cases knows how to communicate with the District Attorney’s office on your behalf and knows how to negotiate the best outcome. And that outcome could be the difference in you keeping or losing your license.
Money Well Spent
The truth is, getting a DUI is expensive. But not hiring an attorney will probably end up costing you more money in the long run, than representing yourself.
The Case Could Go To Trial
While you can represent yourself in a DUI case, your lack of legal knowledge will leave you very vulnerable to the prosecution’s knowledge and experience. A judge won’t “give you a break” if you represent yourself – criminal procedure rules will apply to you whether or not you have legal representation, and not following the rules of the court could be the difference in you losing your license or even going to jail.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense. Our firm has the experience, expertise and track record to give you best chance at a favorable outcome.
Why You Should Hire an Experienced Attorney If You Get Arrested for DUI