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September 6, 2022

Do You Need a DUI Attorney When Charged with a DUI/DWI?

If you've been charged with a DUI, you must hire an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Many people choose not to hire an attorney because they think they'll be able to handle their case on their own or because they think hiring an attorney is too expensive. However, when it comes to protecting your rights and driving privileges, it's well worth the cost to hire a competent attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

Factors to Consider When Hiring a DUI Attorney

There are several factors to consider when hiring a DUI attorney, including:

  • Experience with Local Courts and Judges. When choosing an attorney, it's essential to find one who knows the local courts and judges well. A local attorney will be able to handle your case efficiently and effectively. You may also want to look for an attorney with experience handling similar cases in court.
  • Communication Style. Does the lawyer clearly explain everything about what you can expect, both good and bad? Do they listen carefully when you speak, or do they interrupt? Does the lawyer talk over you rather than let you finish your thoughts? Do they give direct answers or beat around the bush? Do these things matter to you?
  • Availability of Your Lawyer during a Trial. If your case is going to trial, make sure that your lawyer will be available during that period. Some lawyers have schedules that allow them to take cases only during certain times of the day or week. If this is the case for your lawyer, ask if there is someone else at their office that could represent you if needed during trial days.
  • Costs Associated with Hiring an Attorney. Some attorneys charge hourly rates while others charge flat rates for some instances like DUIs or criminal defense cases. Hourly rates can vary widely depending on where you're located and what kind of work needs to be done.

Advantages of Hiring A DUI Attorney

The most significant advantage of hiring an attorney for a DUI case is that you don't have to do everything yourself. You can rest assured that your attorney will handle every aspect of your case, from the beginning to the end.

An attorney will help their client by doing all these things:

  1. Get all the information regarding your arrest and charges.
  2. Understanding how much jail time you could receive if convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).
  3. Gaining access to police records and reports related to your arrest so that they can determine whether there was any evidence against you, such as blood test results or breathalyzer test results showing how intoxicated you were when arrested.
  4. Working with prosecutors on your behalf so that they may offer a plea bargain instead of going through trial proceedings, which are typically longer and more expensive than plea bargains or other forms of resolution.

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A DUI/DWI charge can have severe consequences for your future, including jail time and high fines. You risk losing your license, paying higher insurance premiums, losing employment opportunities, and having a criminal conviction that might follow you for life. Don't let this happen to you—hire an experienced DUI attorney from Katsarelis law PLLC to fight for your rights today. Call us today at 520-510-043 or send an email to [email protected] for a free consultation about your case. We pride ourselves on getting the results our clients need.

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