Self Representation

However simple and straightforward your DUI charge may be, the legal system is complicated and the consequences of a DUI are serious. Without an experienced lawyer, there is little to no chance of a dismissal or receiving a lessor penalty.

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You are 66% more likely to have a DUI case dismissed or penalties reduced with a DUI lawyer than without.

What You Need To Know


  • Understand all the penalties and fines associated with DUI charges in your state before pleading guilty.
  • There is a difference between Plea Bargaining and Sentence Bargaining.
  • The DUI conviction process is multi-phased; understand all court and hearing types involved in your case before ruling out legal representation.
  • Attorneys often offer free consultations to discuss details of your situation. Before deciding to represent yourself, consider speaking with two or three attorneys.
  • Private DUI lawyers may be more affordable than you think. The money you save by receiving a lesser sentence and requirements may offset the attorney fee.
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