Do I Need A DUI Lawyer?
Whether or not you hire an attorney can have a huge impact on your case so you may desire to think carefully prior to making a choice. If you do decide to employ a DUI legal representative there are several things to consider so that you discover the best attorney possible to represent you.
Depending on where you live you might not be able to discover a good lawyer that practices DUI law solely, however look for a legal representative who spends at least half of his or her time dealing with DUI cases. It might be appealing to hire your local attorney who deals with a range of issues such as DUI's, divorce, wills, and bankruptcy, and so on however DUI law is extensive and continually altering so you will likely be much better working with a professional in DUI.
Before you employ a DUI attorney, or any other kind of legal representative, meet with him or her first. A lot of legal representatives will not charge you to meet with them while you're trying to find somebody to manage your case. Having a face to face conference with your lawyer prior to employing him or her is good for both the customer and the lawyer. You'll want to employ somebody you feel comfortable dealing with. A face to face meeting helps you determine whether or not you feel comfy. It likewise assists the attorney choose if she or he feels comfy working with you and wants to take on your case.
Prior to going to any assessments with lawyers (and you should consult with at least two lawyers before making a decision) do some research. The yellow pages is a great place to look for an attorney however keep in mind that the DUI attorney with the greatest advertisement is not always the finest legal representative for you to work with.
The directory site does its finest to note every attorney in the United States along with his or her area( s) of specialty. You can search the directory site by either area or location of law each attorney deals with. People you know can also be an excellent source of details relating to a great attorney.
Create a list of questions you wish to ask each legal representative throughout the consultation so you can compare each lawyer equally prior to choosing who you wish to employ to represent you.
A few questions you might wish to have on the list you make are:
1) What percent of the cases you deal with are DUI or impaired chauffeur? (Remember that you want someone who is really acquainted with the present laws in your state.).
Lots of DUI attorneys charge a flat charge, which is a set amount for your case whether or not it goes to trial. Some legal representatives charge a per hour charge. If the case goes to trial then there's another fee to pay.
3) What costs besides attorney fees will I be accountable for? (In addition to lawyer costs you might be responsible for things like court costs and filing fees).
4) Will you be the lawyer handling my case or will somebody else in the company be the primary lawyer on my case? (This concern is particularly essential if you are consulting at a company with a number of attorneys. Some people have been really annoyed when they found out the lawyer they sought advice from wasn't the attorney who handled most of their case.).
These are simply a few of the questions you'll likely want to go over prior to deciding which DUI legal representative you wish to employ.
For more information, contact:
Clearwater Law DUI Attorney Group
5205 West Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 734-8500