When faced with a DUI charge, one of the questions that you may find yourself asking is, “Do I really need a lawyer?” A DUI conviction is extremely expensive and the thought of adding another cost, for an expensive lawyer may seem like a waste. After all rumors of conviction rates bring into question, why spend the money. DUI attorneys have specific experience and knowledge of the legal system, the plea bargain system, and the best strategy for you to take based on the unique details of your case. If you cannot afford to hire private legal representation, a public defender can also be beneficial in the outcome of your case.
Things that Matter:
- The specific details of your DUI case will play an important role for your defensive strategy if you decide to pursue a trial.
- Understanding the plea bargain process can be extremely important for receiving a less severe punishment.
- There may be ways to minimize the impact of a DUI conviction if you go through the process correctly, such as set asides and expungements. A good lawyer will know what is available to you and potentially help you with these items.
Do your research before hiring an attorney, not all lawyers are the same, nor do they charge the same. Most lawyers will provide a free upfront consultation; you should hold 2 to 3 of these to get a sampling of plans and costs.
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