Nobody that I know goes out on a Friday or Saturday night expecting to get a DUI on their way home from the bar or party they were just at. The truth is that it happens way more than most of us expect and quite often people are left in a desperate attempt to find a good DUI lawyer in the following days.
There are some things that you should be aware of in a situation like this, but how should one start their search? I should start off by telling you that I am not a lawyer and this should not be misconstrued as legal representation for your case, but rather an opinion of somebody who has been in this situation and is offering advice from their perspective.
First off, you should look at the DUI laws that apply to your state. A simple search on Google for “[your state] DUI laws and penalties” should provide a good return of results for you. One of the biggest misconceptions is that people refer to another states laws while they should be looking at the state of which the offense took place.
The next step should be looking for DUI lawyers in your area, so you should search for “[your city] DUI lawyers” and this will list the law offices in your area. Depending on the city you live it can vary how many lawyers show up in these results, the bigger the city usually method the more that are listed. The smaller towns or cities usually will have far less results to choose from.
After this, you should choose at the minimum 2-3 of these lawyers (if possible) to do some research. Make sure these lawyers work in the area of practice with DUI’s. Look around to see if you can find people talking about them on social media sites or already related forums, you would be surprised at how much information that you can find this way. I also recommend calling these law firms and asking if they have anybody who can vouch for testimonials or success stories, after all you are putting your driving privileges in their hands.
The final thing that you should look for is whether any of these law firms offer a free consultation. This is very important for a lot of people because not everyone can provide to use a thousand dollars on a consultation that will do little to no good for you in the court of law.
A good DUI Attorney will usually offer a free initial consultation in order to let you know what they can do for you, if anything. By following these tips you will hopefully see which attorneys are right or wrong for you.