Qualities to Look for in a DUI Attorney

Posted on 09. Jan, 2014 by in Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Alcoholic beverages are sold almost everywhere, on every corner of every street in America.  Drinking alcohol is acceptable within our culture, and many Americans partake.  The problem lies within the person drinking and their ability to drink responsibly.  If you were charged with a DUI, you are probably worried about your future and concerned about what you should do next. Before you do anything else, hiring a DUI attorney is the next step you should take. However, it is important that the attorney has certain qualities and that you ask them certain questions before hiring.

What to Look For

 The attorney that you hire should have experience handling DUI-related cases. It is also important that the attorney you hire has experience working on cases in the city or area where you were arrested for the DUI. When you are looking for attorneys, make sure that the attorney that you initially interview will be the actual attorney working on your case. By hiring an attorney that is experienced and qualified, your DUI attorney may be able to reduce your jail time, eliminate the possibility of a revoked license, and may even be able to reduce your DUI charge to a lesser offense.

 Questions to Ask

 However, you should not hire an attorney solely based on their experience and past track record dealing with DUI cases. Instead, you should interview them to get a feel for whether or not they are the right attorney for your personal situation. In order to accomplish this, ask the attorney you are interviewing:

  • How often they will contact you.
  • What you can expect during the development of your case.
  • How involved they will be in your case.
  • Whether or not they are aware of the breathalyzer requirements in the state that you live in.

These questions can provide you with the essential information you need to find out about your DUI attorney. However, make sure that you feel comfortable talking to your attorney and confident in their abilities. Developing a good relationship with your attorney from the start can ensure that the legal process is less stressful on you and that you do not feel worried about the outcome of your case.

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