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Get The Best: Questions to Ask a DUI Lawyer Before You Hire Them


When choosing an attorney to represent you in court for a DUI offense, it is important to make sure you get the best. Finding one that can take your case to the best possible outcome can be a long and arduous process. Even then, you may not get your money's worth and you could end up paying the price in the long run. Luckily, there a few things that can assist you when choosing a DUI lawyer, including knowing what questions to ask.

  • Experience
    The first and most important thing to find out is how much experience a lawyer has with representing DUI cases similar to your own. If they lack this experience, it can be a sign they will not represent you as well as a lawyer who is more familiar with these types of cases.
  • Cost
    You want to make sure you are getting the most for your money when it comes to attorneys. Find out how much the total cost will be, including your case itself, investigators on your case, and so on. You want to make sure the law firms you're considering are worth the money.
  • Challenges
    It's important to get the whole story from your DUI attorney in terms of how they expect your case to go. Each day in America around 300,000 people drive under the influence, with around 4,000 of them getting arrested. Therefore, every case is different. You want to know the possible pitfalls and hurdles that could come from your case so that you are prepared.
  • Result
    A DUI attorney who makes guarantees and assurances that they will win your case cannot be trusted. A trial is different each and every time, and all a good and decent lawyer can do is say they will try their very best to defend you. They will not make promises they know they cannot keep. Though it may be tempting to go with the lawyer who gives a straight-forward answer, a good rule of thumb is that an experienced and trustworthy DUI attorney never says that.

Choosing the DUI attorney who will best represent you in court is no easy task. With millions of different law firms, all of whom have vastly different skill sets and levels of experience, the uncertainty in choosing a lawyer can weigh some people down. Hopefully, these questions help you sort through your options so that you can find the best DUI lawyer for you.

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