A DUI attorney can help you understand your options in court even if you think that you have few options. Keeping an open mind and hiring an attorney is your best bet after you are arrested for a DUI.
If you have been charged with a driving under the influence, hiring a DUI attorney gives you the best chance possible to fight for your rights. You may be tempted to let the charges stand and simply wait and see what will happen, but this passive behavior can cause you serious problems. Having a driving while under the influence charge on your record can seriously impede for freedom, impacting your work and your family life. You may think that the charge only impacts you, but in truth, the case greatly impacts your family, especially if your car is towed or if you lose time from work due to the charge.
Although it is important that you hire someone as soon as possible for the job, you need to make sure that the person that you hire has an expertise in this field and will fight for your rights. A passive lawyer will do you little good. You need to hire someone who would use as many legal as necessary to help you. You also need to hire someone who will not make you feel uncomfortable. Hiring a lawyer who will be available to you when you need to discuss your case is your best bet. A DUI attorney who is honest enough to tell you the truth regarding possible outcomes of your case or an inability to change or reduce a penalty or punishment will be your best bet. You don’t want any surprises when you have been charged of this serious offense.
Although you may think that some of the questions or details that your lawyer requests, related to your case are not relevant, do you best to answer all questions truthfully. The lawyer needs to know exactly what occurred to fight for you. Some details that you think are not important may be extremely important for fighting your case. A great lawyer knows best.
Ask for a free consultation to discuss your case with a lawyer. During the consultation, you can obtain additional information that will help you determine if the lawyer is right for you. Specifically, it will help if the lawyer has had more positive court outcomes than negative outcomes. It will also help to know if most clients were satisfied with the lawyer’s services.
Think about how important it is that you have your own transportation to go to work, transport your family, do your own shopping, visit the doctor, and complete other chores. Hiring a DUI attorney can help protect your rights and perhaps prevent you from losing your license after you have been charged with driving under the influence. Even if restrictions are imposed on your driving, the lawyer may help you from having worst penalties. For example, with a lawyer’s assistance, you may be able to have your penalties reduced, to allow you to drive as long as you use special equipment in your vehicle. You may also be able to prove that revoking your license will present a hardship on your family. Therefore, there may be options that will allow you to drive to and from work, as normal, depending on your specific situation.
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