Why do I need a DUI lawyer?
A DUI lawyer can assist in understanding the many options, rules and restrictions to minimize the damaging impact. DUI lawyers may also assist you in setting aside or expunging your conviction, as well as advise you about other strategies to minimize the lifelong impact of a DUI conviction. Working with an experienced DUI attorney is also beneficial when negotiating a plea bargain or pushing for a reduced sentence.
What will my lawyer need from me?
You lawyer will need all documents and information related to your DUI. Keep these resources readily available to help cut down on your attorney’s billable hours.
What is the sentencing for a DUI conviction?
Common DUI penalties include jail time or home detention, fines, probation, work release, ignition interlock, traffic school, alcohol screening / counseling, SR22 insurance, community service and MADD Victim Impact Panels. Having a DUI lawyer present during your DUI sentencing may lessen the severity of each penalty.
How is my sentencing determined?
The level of your Blood-Alcohol Content (BAC), prior criminal record, if you caused personal injury and/or property damage and the results of your behavioral screening all play a large part in your DUI sentencing penalties.
How much does a DUI lawyer cost?
We suggest arranging a consultation with 2-3 lawyers to know exactly what your DUI defense will cost. However, the end result usually pays off. Did you know you are 66% more likely to have a DUI case dismissed or penalties reduced with a DUI lawyer than without?
How do I get financing to pay for my DUI lawyer?
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How long will a DUI conviction stay on my record?
In most states a DUI conviction will stay on your record for 7 to 10 years, which can affect your credit and insurance rates. A DUI lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed or penalties reduced. Use our marketplace to find DUI lawyers in your area.