Do you need to speak to an experienced DUI attorney? Usually, if you have to ask the question, the answer is most likely yes. It is in your best interest to speak to a DUI attorney if you are at risk when it comes to facing criminal proceedings. In these cases you may greatly benefit from the legal guidance of an attorney experienced in these types of cases.
If you choose not to hire legal counsel, you may be leaving the gate open for a much harsher sentencing. Read on to find out when speaking to an attorney experienced in DUI cases may be in your best interest and why it will benefit you.
First and foremost, an attorney experienced in DUIs is going to be much stronger than a general law firm that occasionally takes on these cases. A specialized attorney will know how the judicial system works and be more experienced in pleading these cases as well as the various plea bargain approaches and what to do in any given situation. You most likely do not want a lawyer that has zero experience in this area because they simply will be out of their element.
If you’re not sure if you should speak to an attorney, you should if at all possible because it’s the smartest thing that you can do. Consulting with a lawyer will help you understand your case better and what you should do when it comes to being tried in court. It’s a far better option than being stuck with a court appointed judge or worse, representing yourself. If you understand the benefits of what legal representation will bring you, and you are trying to reduce the severity of your sentence, then you understand why hiring an experienced and competent attorney is so important.
Furthermore, you will need a good lawyer on your side if you are what is considered ‘a repeat offender’. If you have been to court for driving or DUI related issues before, there is a good chance that your sentence will be more hefty than that of a first time offender. If you have injured or killed anyone, you need legal representation if it is at all possible.
Talk with your lawyer about whether or not to plead guilty and what the consequences of pleading guilty may be on your case. They and they alone can give you the advice on how to approach your trial if you have to go to court. You will likely have an easier time with sentencing if you have not caused injury, but regardless of whether or not harm has been done, you will need representation. They will help you argue your case and plea bargain or sentence bargain if that is your best bet.
Speak to an attorney that has your interests at heart and knows how to handle a DUI case. They can help you get the best results and are qualified to take your case on. Consult with an attorney from The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas today to find out more.