If you’ve been involved in a drunk driving incident, chances are you’re wondering whether to hire an experienced attorney or not. First off, hiring an experienced DUI attorney will always be beneficial. An attorney with experience in the court system, plea bargain details, and the ability to navigate paperwork and administration procedures is invaluable. However, under the right circumstances (and if this is your first DUI), you may choose to proceed without hiring an attorney. In any case, an attorney will help relieve some of your stress.
Finding a DUI Attorney
After an accident, you may be confused, stressed, and perhaps feeling a little guilty. Drunk driving is a mistake, pure and simple. It can often lead to serious charges, jail time, injuries, loss of license, and even loss of life. It’s never a risk worth taking. If you’ve made a mistake, now is the time to make amends and rectify the situation.
By hiring an attorney, especially for a minor offense, you’ll be able to stand up in court and defend yourself. Of course, you’ll want to research and find an attorney who has experience with drunk driving-related cases. Do not just select the nearest attorney. You need to meet with a potential lawyer, sit through a consultation, and then decide.
If You’re Unsure
If you intend to plead guilty, first seek the advice of an attorney. You may either sign up for a public defender or hire an experienced attorney on your own. It’s critical to seek legal advice from someone you can trust.
Depending on the charges, the right attorney could help acquire a reduced sentence or fine. While the cost for a lawyer may be expensive, their worth will be evident during the case.
To schedule a consultation, contact The Durham Firm by calling (214) 222-4000. We’ll examine your case and determine whether our services are correct for your particular situation.