What You Need To Know About Finding a DUI Attorney
Information about DUI
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. This means anyone who drives under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and gets caught with a BAC [blood alcohol content] that is 0.08% or higher is at risk of receiving DUI charges. Anyone who fails or refuses a chemical test [breathalyzer test] administered by a police officer will receive this charge.
Being convicted of this crime can result in multiple punishments such as: fines, suspended license, jail time, increased car insurance and a criminal record. Weather or not this was a first time offense, it is strongly recommended that you hire a defense attorney. A DUI attorney specializes in handling cases for drivers who were operating under the influence. Hiring an attorney is very wise because not only can they help you understand what you are being charged with, they are also there to defend you in court.
What to look for when choosing a criminal attorney:
* DUI attorney who can recognize all of the positives, making a lower offense charge feasible.
* DUI attorney that is affordable for you and is also dedicated to your case
* knowledgeable of DUI laws
* familiar with local judges and officers
* experienced with DUI convictions
Finding a DUI attorney
With these key points hiring an attorney should be much easier for you. However, finding one is going to be the challenge. You can begin by looking in your local phone book under the yellow pages. Call around to the offices to see if you can set up a free consultation. You should also ask your friends and family members if they know of a DUI lawyer who can help your case. If these two ideas don’t work, can go online and search for DUI attorneys in your state, for example, “Las Vegas DUI attorney”. Once you’ve done this you can narrow your searches down to two attorneys and meet with both of them. Make a decision on who is going to do the best job representing you.