However simple and straightforward your DUI charge may be, without a lawyer, there is little to no chance of a dismissal or receiving a lessor penalty. Minimum sentencing requirements are just that, minimum requirements – which means you may be required to serve more than the minimum. You are 66% more likely to have a DUI case dismissed or penalties reduced with a DUI lawyer than without.
The legal system is complicated and the consequences of a DUI are serious. Finding a lawyer with your best interest in mind can be crucial to avoiding complications.
Things that Matter:
- 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 pay for the attorney fee.
Use MyDUISolution Marketplace to find financing for legal fees or potential penalty costs.