If you have been charged with drinking under the influence you are going to need a good attorney by your side. If you have never been in trouble with the law before you may not know the first thing about choosing a DUI defense attorney. Well here are some tips to help you choose the best.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions
Whether you are just a fraction over the limit of alcohol or you are a lot over the limit. If you have been caught drinking under the influence you are going to need representation. One of the first things that you should bear in mind is never be afraid to ask questions of any lawyer you are considering going with. There may be 101 questions going through your head and you shouldn’t worry that they may sound silly. A defense attorney will only be too willing to answer your questions and put your mind at rest.
Their Experience as A Defense Attorney
One of the first questions that you may want to ask any defense attorney that you are considering hiring is how long they have been practising. From here you will have an idea about how many years’ experience they have had.
Experience They Have In DUI Cases
Along with getting an idea as to how much experience they have you might also want to find out how much experience they have in dealing with DUI cases. Not all attorneys may specialise in DUI and you may not want to be the first case that they take on and “practice “on.
Find Out About Members Of The Team
Just because the person you speak to seems qualified in DUI don’t forget that more often than not there will be other members of the team working on the case. Therefore you might want to ask about other members who will be working on your case and make sure that they have experience in DUI cases too.
Be Totally Honest With the Attorney
One thing that you should always do is be totally honest with the attorney. If they are representing you trust is a big issue and you cannot start out by lying or withholding the truth from them. Also bear in mind that whatever you say to them should be safeguarded by attorney-client privileges.
Find Out Just How Much Representation Is Going To Cost
When taking on a DUI defense attorney you are going to want to know how much it is going to cost you. They should be able to give you an estimation and this estimation should include such as legal costs, experts, investigators and anything else related to your case.
Source by Allison B Blackburn